Anderson Silva is the best MMA fighter that has ever walked this earth. Coming into this fight, many thought the size advantage of Stephan Bonnar would give Silva a run for his money; wrong. The fight started off a bit awkward as Anderson simply played with Bonnar, and he would go willingly against the cage so Bonnar could clinch with him. Bonnar would be ineffective there and Silva would escape.
Bonnar would then slip and Anderson would land a devastating knee to the body of Bonnar, sending him to the canvas. It was all over from there. Bonnar did better than I thought he would do, but it seems like Silva was just playing with him for the entirety of the fight.
For Silva, he needs to fight serious contenders in his division because he has made it apparent that he wanst nothing to do with Jon Jones, which is a shame. Maybe a George St. Pierre fight makes the most sense right now; assuming the GSP can get past Carlos Condit that takes place later in the year. Chris Weidman seems like the most logical opponent in the middleweight division if he can get past the heavy handed Tim Boetsch.
It was a great fight from Silva, and it seems like he can do anything he wants when he is inside the octagon. Antonio Nogeuira picked up a submission win over Dave Herman, and it was a historic night for both Brazilians who ignited the crowds with both of the devastating wins. Two options should be presented for Silva as his next potential fights. Give him Chris Weidman or give him GSP. Anything else will be just meaningless at this point in Anderson Silva’s career.