Originally Posted by Thom
What else does he have to do? Look at Silva's last three opponents. Sonnen got his first title shot by beating Marquadt, Okami and Dan Miller. Okami got his shot by beating Marquadt, Munoz and Lucio Linhares. Belfort got his shot after beating Terry Martin, Lindland and Franklin (at a catchweight).
The notion that Weidman needs to distinguish himself to challenge for Silva's title is laughable. Weidman's record is par for the course when it comes to the guys that Silva has been defending his belt against during his entire reign.
Division was poor then and an average run warranted a title shot. Lots of decent contenders now.