Silva Wins, Machida rises rankings...
So if silva beats weidman which isnt unlikely then he will ofc be the champion. (his most likely way to win is tko)
Silva and lyoto said they will never fight each other. Machida ofc will probably only need 1 more win at MW after his munoz performance to get a titleshot.
So where does that leave the two? I myself invision something like this:
(if) Machida beats someone else jacare/weidman/whoever then he'll be in line for a titleshot. I think Silva will defend his belt once do something ridiculous , the silva legacy remains intact (although true fans never saw it damaged) and it lives on which is more important. I think silva will leave the title for his freind lyoto and he will go upwards to fight jones for a big payout.
what everyoen think?
HW: Cain, Mir, Hunt
LHW: Gus, Shogun
MW: Silva, Bisping, Mousasi
WW: Hendricks, Condit
FW: BJ, Edgar