ANDERSON "THE SPIDER" SILVA (32-4)
After all the hype had died down, after all the trash talk was silenced and all the smoke had cleared. Anderson Silva is STILL UFC middleweight champion, STILL undefeated in the UFC, and is STILL the greatest MMA fighter to have ever walked the planet. He cemented all this by silencing any questions remaining from his UFC 117 bout with Chael Sonnen, putting this rivalry to bed with a second round finish. The question as always, what next for the legendary Brazilian?
Maia, Sonnen, Belfort, Okami, Franklin, Henderson....all disposed of. The next title contender seems like it will emerge from one of two bouts. Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman and Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch both go down within the next two weeks, and it is one of these men who will likely get the nod to challenge for the title. Looking at the men involved, Munoz and Lombard seem like the standout candidates, if both of those men win their bouts, i expect Lombard to get the nod. But it's simply too up in the air right now to really narrow it down to one man.
ANDERSON SILVA VS. LOMBARD/BOETSCH/MUNOZ/WEIDMAN
CHAEL "AMERICAN GANGSTER" SONNEN (27-12-1)
First off, let's give it up for the gangster from West Linn, he started UFC 148 just like he did UFC 117, by putting the Brazilian legend on his *** and keeping him there, raining down punches for five minutes. Unfortunately for Chael......