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This article would have looked very different had John Lineker managed to make the flyweight limit for his UFC 183 bout with Ian McCall. The Brazilian didn’t just cost himself a shot at Demetrious Johnson’s 125-pound title, but he now finds himself with an entire division’s worth of new opponents, per Steven Marrocco and John Morgan of MMA Junkie.

Despite looking impressive in his win over McCall, one cannot help but feel that Lineker won’t be celebrating too hard. He’s a natural flyweight, so it’s unclear why he is having issues with the weight.

Lineker has enough power to carry up to bantamweight, but he’ll be at a distinct size disadvantage. His best bet is to reel off a few wins at 135 and then hope he can convince the UFC to give him another crack at flyweight.

In the meantime, let’s look at some potential opponents for the Brazilian.

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Miesha Tate is as savvy as they come. The former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion might have fallen short against current division champion Ronda Rousey, but her ability to grind and scrape together wins against the rest of her peers is as remarkable as it is unspectacular. Tate’s winning mentality was on full display at UFC 183 this weekend, as she gutted out a decision against Sara McMann.

However, Cupcake finds herself in an unusual position. Despite being in the top three of the division, it’s doubtful the UFC brass will be eager to offer another title shot until more time has passed since her last bout with Rousey.

What are Tate’s options? Let’s engage in some speculation.

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How much violence is too much violence? 

Within the bounds of combat sports, how heartbreaking would it be to have to watch a legend of the sportarguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all timeripped apart and shredded before your eyes? 

If the UFC books Anderson “The Spider” Silva for a trilogy fight with middleweight champion Chris Weidman, these questions will be put to the test and answered in short order. 

Weidman would demolish Silva—againif they meet inside the UFC Octagon a third time.

It wouldn’t even be close. This fight is wholly unnecessary, and if you want to see it at this point, you need to go see a therapist. Also, avoid playgrounds, animal shelters and anywhere else where innocence is harbored and celebrated, you sicko. 

Don’t let the chills fool you. Watching Silva make his walk to the cage at UFC 183 was surreal and incredible, but the moment outweighed the fighter as he stood on that day. 

A living legend returned to his kingdom after suffering a brutal, potentially career-ending injury 13 months earlier. And he wasn’t just walking into battle to meet an overmatched scrub; he was fighting Nick Diaz, a phenomenal and interesting fighter in his own right. 

Silva was bigger. He was stronger. He was faster. His resume crushed his opponent’s. 

Despite his advantages, he didn’t take care of Diaz the way many predicted. Diaz, as noted fight analyst Jack Slack pointed out, was tailor-made for death via Spider. 

And while I never make predictions, the stylistic match up is a horrible one for Diaz,” Slack wrote in a pre-fight piece for Fightland

Diaz fought his fight. He did some Diaz stuff, taunting, boxing and eating blows. He acted like the kind of fighter Silva should have put away in under three rounds, the kind of fighter he has destroyed many times in the past. 

The Spider, however, grows old. 

A little zing was lost. His magic was less sensational, his aura slightly diminished. The luster faded, and Diaz noticed. The Stockton bad boy showed no fear and no respect for Silva’s skills, realizing the man in front of him was not the one to put him away. He was not the Spider of past days.  

Silva still won, fair and square. He out-landed Diaz in every round and avoided any serious punishment himself. 

Nothing about his performance screamed title contender, though. He looked good, not great. 

And Christopher J. Weidman is great. 

Weidman already knows what it’s like to defeat Silva, twice sealing the deal against the Spider in under 15 minutes of total cage time.

While he’s currently battling injuries, it’s doubtful Weidman is getting any worse. Despite solidifying himself as the best 185-pound fighter on the planet, Weidman is still young to the sport. He’s 12-0, and he’s only been competing professionally since 2009. 

Silva had defended his middleweight strap four times when Weidman made his pro debut. 

There was a time when Silva probably would have destroyed Weidman, but that time is long gone. Or maybe Weidman was Silva’s kryptonite all along with his powerful wrestling base, sledgehammer fists and no-fear mentality. Either way, if there was a time when Silva would have disposed of Weidman, it’s not now, and it’s certainly not in the future. 

Their paths only continue to grow farther apart with each outing, Silva looking more mortal and Weidman looking less so with each trip into the Octagon. 

So while there’s been talk of Silva vs. Weidman III, it’s time to shut down that topic for good. 

This wouldn’t be a competitive fight, and with each passing day it becomes more of a blowout. It’d border on the criminal. Even for Weidman and his own legacy, a win over Silva would mean little to nothing at this point. 

That’s no way to send a legend on his way. 

So if you’re into ultra-violence and the macabre, by all means, campaign for a trilogy between these two. 

But if you have any shred of respect and compassion, put down the shoe and leave the Spider alone. He doesn’t deserve that kind of treatment. 

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A broken leg clearly wasn’t enough to stop arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history. 

Anderson Silva, 13 months removed from the horrific injury he suffered against Chris Weidman, cruised to a 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz during UFC 183‘s main event Saturday night. 

Here’s a look at all the results from the night: 

 

Understandably, some of the biggest question marks before the fight surrounded Silva’s mental game. Long an impressive physical specimen, it was assumed he would have no trouble getting back to peak physical shape. But would he still have the same aggressive, confident mentality? What about those leg kicks, which resulted in the original injury? 

Well, it’s safe to say those questions have been answered emphatically. 

Although Diaz‘s style—and the length of the matchcertainly helped, Spider landed 108 significant strikes, per FightMetric.com. According to USA Today‘s Mike Bohn, that was a record-setting number for him: 

He also landed at least one left leg kick in each round, essentially quelling any potential thoughts that he may be hesitant to do so. 

UFC President Dana White, however, came away feeling slightly underwhelmed, via ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto:

I thought there would be a lot more punches. Nick Diaz alone is a guy who usually stalks you, taunts you and throws a ton of punches. Anderson Silva usually throws punches, kicks, knees. Anderson came back from this injury, and I said going into this fight I thought it would be very mentally tough for him to go and perform. I thinkif he was just trying to get five rounds in, I don’t know. I wasn’t in that fight but I expected a lot more offense.

Still, White said in early January that a win would set Silva up for a title shot against the winner between Weidman and Vitor Belfort, and there was nothing to suggest that shouldn’t still be the case. Was it Silva’s best performance ever? Absolutely not, but he showed enough both physically and mentally to prove he’s ready for another chance at the belt. 

That is, of course, if he wants it.

“I need to talk to my family,” Silva said, via the Los Angeles Times‘ Lance Pugmire. “I love my job, this is me, I love fighting, but this is important to me now. I’m not saying I’ll stop. I need to talk to my family.”

No would blame the veteran if he retired. He has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in this sport, and this impressive win allows him to retire on his own terms rather than quitting because of the injury or hanging up his gloves after a loss.  

But if Silva wants to keep going, he should get a shot at the best. He proved Saturday night that even at 40—which he’ll be in April—he remains among the sport’s elite. 

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Kelvin Gastelum missed weight for his showdown with Tyron Woodley at UFC 183 by eight pounds.

That’s unacceptable, and the UFC has taken action.

Per a report by Combat (h/t to Guilherme Cruz of MMA fighting), UFC president Dana White has ordered Gastelum to move back up to middleweight, a weight class the 23-year-old once called home en route to winning The Ultimate Fighter Season 17.

It’s difficult news to swallow considering Gastelum was carving out a nice home at 170 pounds, but he can’t go on with missing weight and over-depleting himself just days before competition.

In any case, the evolving 23-year-old will attempt to re-establish his credibility among bigger and stronger opponents.

Here are three fights for Gastelum to take next as he makes yet another divisional move:

 

Tim Kennedy

Kennedy is a huge step up from the welterweights that Gastelum is used to fighting, but he’s also coming off a very disappointing loss and looking to re-establish himself within the division.

The UFC may want to see how Gastelum fares with a move back up in weight before pinning him opposite a juggernaut like Kennedy, but Gastelum‘s track record speaks for itself, and it’s unlikely that he wouldn’t be ready for a fight of this caliber.

As for the fans, this is one heck of a matchup.

With Gastelum‘s in-your-face pressure and Kennedy’s undying resolve, this is easily one of the better matchups the middleweight division has to offer.

 

Tim Boetsch

Like Gastelum, Boetsch was unable to capture victory at UFC 183.

After landing vicious uppercuts and powerful hooks, he ultimately fell victim to Thales Leites‘ dangerous submission game.

Now while Boetsch vs. Gastelum isn’t the sexiest matchup on paper, it makes a whole lot of sense.

The Barbarian is a very recognizable name in the division and a formidable opponent to test Gastelum and see what the youngster can do upon his divisional return.

 

Uriah Hall

Is there any fight fan out there who wouldn’t want to see this rematch?

Having upset Hall to capture TUF 17 finale rights back in April of 2013, Gastelum knows exactly what it takes to stifle the exhilarating striker.

And even though Hall has done more in the division over the past few years to potentially leap frog a rematch with a guy who is coming off a loss (in a different division to boot), I’m sure he’s aching to get his hands on Gastelum and finish what he started.

Both guys have evolved since their initial meeting and Hall has seemingly come out of his nice-guy shell, making this an intriguing matchup that would do well on a stacked pay-per-view card.

 

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It’s difficult to consistently win on any level of mixed martial arts, let alone in the UFC’s evolving middleweight division.

But on the heels of a return to the promotion back in 2013 after a four-year hiatus, former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites is creating noticeable ripples every time he steps inside of the Octagon.

His submission victory over a hard-nosed Tim Boetsch at UFC 183 not only displayed his resilience in the eyes of a fearless brawler but ultimately extended his current UFC win streak to five, which includes three finishes.

Needless to say, the 33-year-old Brazilian has never looked better and is easily one of the top names to watch in 2015.

But is he ready to scale the division’s Top 10 and work his way back toward a title shot?

You better believe it.

Here are three fights for Leites to take next as he continues to impress:

 

Tim Kennedy

This is probably the most logical matchup for Leites moving forward.

Having just dropped a tough loss to Yoel Romero back in September at UFC 178, Kennedy is in need of a victory to re-solidify his spot in the middleweight title picture.

He’s most definitely a tougher matchup for the Brazilian than the other potential suitors on this list, but Kennedy is a big name in the division and a guy Leites could use to launch himself to the top of the crop.

It would be a showdown of two of the more active submission experts in the division, who also like to throw heavy hands.

 

Kelvin Gastelum

Following an egregious weigh-in on Friday, having missed the acceptable welterweight mark by eight pounds, Gastelum has been ordered by Dana White to move back to middleweight, per Combat (h/t to Guilherme Cruz of MMAfighting.com).

That leaves a fantastic matchup on the table between Leites and Gastelum, especially considering the 23-year-old was just one clean weight cut and decisive victory away from a potential title shot at 170 pounds.

Gastelum is already a big enough name in the sport to where a victory for Leites would further increase his chances of fighting a Top Five name by the end of 2015.

However, the UFC rarely pits fighters together who are coming off a respective win and a respective loss.

 

Winner of Michael Bisping vs. CB Dollaway

Bisping vs. Dollaway at UFC 186 is an interesting matchup in itself, but a potential showdown with The Count is the ideal scenario for Leities in 2015, should he miss out on Kennedy.

With all due respect to Dollaway, Bisping is simply the bigger fight.

He’s fought nearly every middleweight under the sun not named Anderson Silva and serves as a great opportunity for Leites to add another big name to his resume and move up the ranks.

That’s easier said than done considering Bisping is as game as they come, but Leites should be able to utilize his evolved striking and potent submission skills to extend his win streak to six.

 

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Ronda Rousey’s title defense against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 got a lot more interesting this past week.

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When Anderson Silva was announced as the winner of his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz on Saturday night, one of the most fearsome killers the sport of mixed martial arts has even seen dropped to the mat and began sobbing uncontrollably.

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Saturday night, UFC 183 went down from Las Vegas and featured a main event between a legend and a cult hero. I am, of course, talking about the bout between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz.

The fight was heavily advertised by the return of the Anderson Silva, and it was clear this was a showcase fight for his return from injury. Silva took his fight as his comeback, and Diaz took this as a payday.

However, when all things are considered, this was a “superfight” between former world champions in different weight classes. Silva is the former UFC Middleweight Champion, while Diaz is the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and a former UFC Welterweight Championship contender.

It was not advertised this way, but that’s really what this was. After years of fans calling for superfights in every weight division, this is what we were given. And although it was a serviceable fight, it showed that the UFC needs to choose these types of fights more carefully.

When you think about superfights that have been called for, fans oftentimes bring up Silva vs. George St-Pierre, Jon Jones vs. Cain Velasquez and a few others.

Most of the time, superfight ideas are on the money. They should be between the best fighters and champions who have cleared out their divisions. That’s why Silva-Diaz didn’t make much sense, other than it being the showcase fight it was for Silva.

Superfights are supposed to be fights between the best that fans have a hard time choosing who will win. A fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis and UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo would make more sense, as they are the best and fans would have a hard time deciding the winner.

Most, if not all, expected Silva to win. Everyone knew Diaz was tough and would hang around, but Silva was generally the universal pick to win. That’s why it made basically no sense.

And even though we may have enjoyed the nostalgia of having both men in the cage, it didn’t do much of anything for either man. A superfight should establish the alpha male among the best, and that didn’t happen here.

For the most part, the superfight talks need to calm a bit, as they are once-in-a-while treats that should be picked more carefully. They should be special bouts that pit the best against the best and lead to classic showdowns.

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Tyron Woodley was understandably frustrated when he learned that Kelvin Gastelum was going to come in 10 pounds heavy for their co-main event bout at UFC 183.

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As memorable and anticipated as UFC 183 was, Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz was easily one of the weirdest Octagon matchups of all time.

From Diaz immediately mocking Silva’s unwillingness to push forward in Round 1 to Silva doing everything he could to shake off what rust he had accumulated over the past 13 months, Saturday’s main event was full of quirks.

But through the thick fog that was Silva’s historic return to the cage, Diaz stood bloodied and still convinced that he did enough to win the fight, per MMA Junkie’s Steven Marrocco.

While this post-fight self-assurance is becoming the norm for the former welterweight contender, Diaz was able to do a lot of things that many true middleweights and light heavyweights before him couldn’the stood in front of The Spider and took every bit of punishment offered.

So even though Silva’s technique, timing and overall fluidity seemed slightly off, Diaz looked great for a guy who hasn’t fought in nearly two yearslet alone a guy who was making his return to the cage against the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.

With that said, if Diaz decides to remain active and get back into action as soon as he can, who will be there to welcome him?

Here are three fights for Diaz to take next in order to preserve his relevance and top billing.

 

Winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown

While this matchup at UFC 185 could easily produce the next challenger for welterweight champion Robbie Lawler’s belt, Diaz has done enough over the past few years to warrant a shot at the winner.

Now while Hendricks is obviously the bigger draw than Brownand probably the quickest road to a future title shotboth welterweights match up well against Diaz.

Stylistically, Diaz vs. Brown would possibly be one of the most violent fights ever. With a primal ability to push through pain and attack his opponents, Brown would not shy away from throwing down with one of the best boxers in the sport.

As for Diaz vs. Hendricks, assuming Bigg Rigg doesn’t opt for the takedown early, this is a matchup between a fighter who throws devastating power punches for quality and a fighter who throws countless combinations for quantity.

You also have to consider the reach advantage that Diaz (6’0″) would have opposite Hendricks (5’9″).

In any case, this is the quickest way for Diaz to work his way back into the welterweight division while satisfying his need to fight big names in the sport.

 

Carlos Condit

There is no timetable for Condit‘s return to action since tearing his ACL opposite Tyron Woodley back at UFC 171 nearly one year ago, but you better believe that Diaz would love to get another shot at The Natural Born Killer when he’s ready to go.

Having lost to Condit back at UFC 143 for the interim welterweight title, Diaz has unfinished business with one of the most potent strikers in the division.

Now while Diaz vs. Condit II would be a huge co-main event for any upcoming pay-per-view, it probably wouldn’t serve Diaz all too well when it comes to fighting for a title as quickly as possible.

Condit hasn’t fought since March of 2014 and remains a mystery as to how efficient and intact he’ll be when he finally returns to the cage.

But considering his track record and the two fighters’ five-round history, this is a matchup that everyone wants to see again.

 

Georges St-Pierre

This is obviously one of the unlikeliest matchups to happen in the near future, but it is possible.

Having already gone five rounds with the former welterweight kingpin, Diaz knows all too well what it would take to welcome GSP back to the Octagon and ultimately defeat him.

While the biggest obstacle for a rematch between the two would be St-Pierre’s decision to finally give fighting another go, the UFC would probably throw so much money at him that he wouldn’t know what to do with it.

As for Diaz, this would allow him to enact vengeance on the one guy he’s openly hated the most over the years—not to mention the circus-like media attention and PPV buys this fight would produce the second it was announced.

 

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The co-main event of UFC 183 on Saturday night saw two top fighters square off, as Tyron Woodley looked to stop streaking prospect Kelvin Gastelum. It was considered a contender’s bout in the welterweight division, but it was changed to a catchweight bout of 180 pounds when Gastelum came in heavy.

The fight was closely contested, as Gastelum continued to show improvement despite his poor weight cut and probably not being 100 percent.

However, that would not be enough, as Woodley eked out a split decision, earning him another big win on his resume.

So, where does Woodley go from here? Let’s look at three guys he could fight next.

 

Rick Story

Woodley has proven that his wrestling is great and his striking is powerful. However, how would he fare against a wrestler who is more technical on the feet and can wrestle with him?

Enter Rick Story.

Right now, Story is streaking like a drunk fan at a soccer game. This is most evident in his derailment of Gunnar Nelson, a fighter who was on the fast track to the top.

Story also has a recent fight against Woodley‘s most recent adversary, Gastelum. Though Story lost, it was a close bout that could have gone either way.

His move to the MMA Lab has brought him back to attention at 170 pounds. A bout with Woodley would show if he is continuing to improve or cannot shake the gatekeeper status.

 

Carlos Condit

Woodley already owns a win over Carlos Condit. However, that fight was marred by a knee injury that Condit suffered, and he hasn’t fought since.

Th best part of this matchup is that it would give closure to their first encounter, where Woodley dominated early before it looked as if his pace was slowing. Condit‘s injury left a lot of question marks and a rematch could serve as a serviceable main event on Fox Sports or Fight Pass.

Condit is extremely difficult to fight on the ground because of his aggressive style off his back. He is also a superior technician on the feet, which would continue to test Woodley upright.

This is really a fight I want to see.

 

Tarec Saffiedine

Former Strikeforce title challenger vs. the Final Strikeforce champion. I like the sound of that.

When we look back in history, Woodley fought for the vacant Strikeforce title in a losing effort to Nate Marquardt. Then, Marquardt lost the title to Tarec Saffiedine.

Both men have improved greatly since those fights.

Saffiedine is tough to take down and has stinging leg kicks in his arsenal. Those kicks could soften up Woodley‘s legs and affect his takedowns.

Oh yeah, and it’s a rematch from a time when Saffiedine had yet to the reach the peak in his career. It’s a chance to show improvements and for Woodley to knock off another top-10 fighter.

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