Posted by ghandikush
I know somehow everyones still on Sonnens nuts but a third fight wont happen. Anderson only has a few great fights left in him for one, for another if he lost the third fight after having decisively won the first 2 then we are going to see a 4 and 5?
No marketable reason for that other than a big blowout main event, but Silva will get an opponent with hype. Munoz/Weidman will be just as dangerous.
While I totally agree that Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen III is highly unlikely, I find it hard to qualify Silva vs. Munoz or Silva vs. Weidman as a great fight. No amount of hype will make people believe they are suitable contenders for a fighter like Anderson Silva. At this point, it is more a question of a serviceable contender than it is "the answer," what the UFC found with Belfort and Sonnen II. Every main event with Silva until he loses or calls it quits will pull huge numbers but I think at this point it will be more because he's a transcendental fighter than because there's a great question to solve about his game or a real challenger (outside of his age or some sort of super-fight).
The way I put it to a couple of guys that started watching MMA just last year after the fight, when they complained that Anderson Silva is no longer interesting as a champion: Guys like that are a rarity in any sport, so just sit back and enjoy it until he is gone.
As for Sonnen, I hope he sticks around, even as a gatekeeper. The UFC needs somebody to stave off the unworthy challengers. (And maybe, if Silva retires soon, Sonnen might get that belt for his dad.)