Posted by cowcatcher
the other half of the guys he KOd are very good fighters though[...]
Right. You also can't evaluate a guy's record while ignoring his Losses. Mark Hunt, Ricardo Arona, Cro Cop, and Hendo. Those are the guys who defeated Wanderlei in the last seven years
Their combined record, not counting their Wins over Silva, is 58-20. Mark Hunt landed a couple of punches that looked like something out of a comic book, and still only won a Decision. Cro Cop was not only the perfect type of fighter to beat Silva, he was on a roll, kicking the hell out of everybody in 2006.
Silva didn't look right to me in his fight with Henderson, from the opening bell. It will be almost a year between fights by the time he climbs into the Octagon, and if he hasn't got his head back in the game he'll lose to a decent fighter. He's in the same position a lot of guys have been in; some of them have washed out (David Loiseau, Joe Riggs), some of them have come back strong (Georges St. Pierre, Rampage Jackson), and some of them are on the bubble right next to Wandy (Cro Cop, Chuck Liddell).