If the old lion wins verus Weidman, I think Silva vs Belfort 2, maybe isn't fair to a Jacare or Rockhold, but makes most sense at this point, and can bring huge numbers coming from Brazil, most likely a stadium fight. It's understandable that Jacare or Machida/Rockhold winner would theoretically deserve the title shot, but I truly believe that Silva would be the better path for the grow of MMA. With that being said, I find it horrifying that Dana White dared saying that Silva deserved a title shot, not mentioning if it was Weidman or Vitor. If Weidman wins at UFC 184, which I personally think he will do, and if Anderson wins at UFC 183, which I believe he is capable of doing, no way in hell Silva vs Weidman 3 should happen now. I always looked at Silva vs Weidman 3 as a potential huge fight, because as fans, I'm not sure we were satisfied by the out come of both fights. First fight Anderson, goofed around like a Clown and got knocked out fair and square, Weidman deserved that belt more than anything. Second fight, Weidman shows us what he is capable of inflicting in the first round, but Silva survives. Slowly we could see the paste getting raised and bammm Silva snaps his leg off a check, which is totally acceptable because it was a perfectly timed defense/offense technique that Weidman applied and Silva payed for it. A third fight needs to happen in History, I think as Silva fans, we need to see him get undeniably beaten by Weidman, just as we saw Cormier get beaten by Jones. When Jones beats his opponents, there is no question of debate on who is the better fighter at the end. The two fights I've seen haven't put a stamp on the Weidman/Silva controversy in my books and a third fight is needed, but please not now. This is bad timing and such a terrible business move, this is the perfect time for the UFC to milk the cash cow in Anderson Silva. Give him fights like Diaz, like Bisping, Like Rampage at 205, like GSP, fights that are great for Anderson. Fights he has very good chances of winning, yet will be entertaining to watch and meaningful for both. Separate Anderson from the top 5 at this point, let Weidman take care of Vitor, Jacare and Luke. Once that will be done. When Weidman will be even more proven as a champ. When Anderson Silva will have proved he could rise from the ashes, then throw the third fight. Now is just terrible timing.