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Old 09-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #1929
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Originally Posted by blacknapalm
the MW division is thin and so much of the roster is injured. there's not many more opponents left for him. it's a pretty craptacular fight but what are you gonna do? i'd much rather see weidman vs silva, but weidman already has a fight scheduled. i believe this has more to do with not having a read opponent for silva than trying to 'prime' him for LHW. he's fought LHW guys before...better than bonnar as well.
I just don't see any other reason to have him fight Bonnar.To me it doesn't make much sense, just more sense than any other reason.
and he'd have so much to lose. dana can't force fighters to fight...he even said so himself. would it be a unification title fight? silva could possibly lose his first fight in ufc. there's something about protecting that part of his legacy as well. neither of those guys have interest in fighting each other.
However he did it, White got Silva to face Sonnen again when he didn't want to give him a shot. I'm not an expert here but I'm pretty sure that when the UFC wants to give a top Contender a title shot the Champ can't refuse him forever. Plus as prize fighters Jones and Silva will agree to any opponent if you throw enough $ at them.
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