It's true that the UFC have had dodgy match ups made over their years & I would just like to get your opinions on the legitimacy of Joe Silva's supposed legendary match making skills... Here's some examples from the top of my head: Brock Lesnar - lost 1st fight in UFC, won 2nd fight via UD then gets immediate title shot vs old man Randy *Reason* - Brock is a big name WWE TV star cash cow which means lots & lots & lots of money for Dana & co, cha ching! Ryan Couture - Son of the legendary Randy Couture, 1st fight in UFC (coming in with a 6-1 record) against a dangerous veteran in Ross Pearson (14-6 at the time) which was a complete BS mis-matchup *Reason* - They never wanted Ryan to grow in the UFC & not having his dad to corner him that fight says allot about their treatment of legends & obvious deceitful tactics Soa Palelei - 1st stint back in UFC 79 2007 was unsuccessful, however since his return in 2013 has been on a can crushing crusade, going 3-0 with yet another no-name upcoming opponent, meh! *Reason* - Why the hell are they treating him so royally? Are the UFC trying to build up the next hype machine @ HW to gain interest? Based on these examples, what does this say (or doesn't say) about Joe Silva? In fact, how much input/power/control does Joe honestly really have when it comes to match making & making fights happen? Who else can come up & list some dodgy match ups that have occurred over the years in the UFC? Who would like to share their opinions on how fight match-ups 'really' work for the company?