It’s no secret that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is running out of worthy opponents. His last two title defenses were widely criticized for being lackluster — due in large part to the quality of his opponents — and he’s moved up in weight twice looking for competition and exciting fights.
I wouldn't want to see another silva/Marquart fight. Marquart has improved greatly since the first fight, but so has silva, and I Really don't think the second fight would end that much differently from the first. Also, with possible fights for silva against Henderson/Maia/GSP/and a possible trip back up to 205, I seriously doubt the UFC will give Marquart a title shot anytime soon. Wouldn't exactly be a huge draw, and Silva already smashed him once.
However, if Maia wins, I could see Maia/Silva happening, as I think Maia is pretty much the only UFC middleweight who has a legit shot of beating Silva.
Only because he hasn't fought him yet.....Maia doesn't have the striking that it's going to take to get the fight on the ground where he needs it. I like the fact that A. Silva can bounce in between wieght divs and all, but something needs to happen in the MW Div bad, it's at a nearly complete standstill.
Marquardt looks better every time we see him. I think that he is due another shot if he beats Maia.