Re: Is GSP/Silva becoming the Mayweather/Pacquiao of MMA?
Super fights between champions separated by one weight class is a long standing tradition in the fighting sports. From Stanley Ketchell dropping Jack Johnson to Michael Spinks becoming the first lightheavyweight champion to dethrone the reigning heavyweight champion. It has always been a way for fighters to reach for greatness. True, fighters can choose to stay and rule their chosen weight class but others strive for greatness beyond that. Hagler is a perfect example of a great fighter that established himself as one of the greatest of his division - while Sugar Ray Leonard moved up from the lower weight to defeat Hagler and establish himself as one of the greatest fighters of all time regardless of division.
See the difference?