For years, light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar dreamed of squaring off with Tito Ortiz. But despite numerous attempts to secure a matchup against the former world champion, the contest never materialized.
The UFC heads north of the border to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Saturday, June 14 as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC) attempts the fourth defense of his 125-pound title in the UFC 174 main event against Russian standout Ali Bagautinov (13-2, 3-0 UFC).
For the first time since April 2008, the UFC will have an undisputed welterweight champion not named Georges St-Pierre, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to square off in the UFC 171 main event.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 19, and for the third time in less than two years, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will square off with the heavyweight championship of the world on the line.
We've reached a fascinating juncture in Silva's career and, at 36, you can never rule out the possibility of natural progression overtaking any desire the eccentric champion may have or have not to fight.