That main event was so bad, I don't even want to make fun of it. Can we just forget it happened and move on? I don't blame Silva for the way he fought. Every time he got within punching distance, Leites fell down, so he stayed away and kicked the hell out of his leg/knee all fight. My main beef is with the UFC for even putting this together. Silva needs opponents who aren't afraid of him. Leites was in over his head. Every MMA fan knew it from the moment the fight was announced. I guess the thinking was, "Lets give Anderson someone to kill, so people forget about the Cote fight." It makes sense, but the execution was all wrong. You don't put a relatively inexperienced jiu-jitsu ace with limited stand-up into a PPV main event against one of the best counterpunchers in MMA. It's probably the worst recipe for an entertaining fight there is.
Silva needs opponents who believe they can hurt him. I say give him a Light Heavyweight to chew on this summer. I can't sit through another one of these. As much as I love Demain Maia, the thought of him spending five rounds getting kicked in the knee does not make me excited.