Silva is incredibly skillful. Very talented, no doubt one of the most complete fighters in MMA. However the greatest still set in game counts for nothing if you cant execute when it matters .
Silva did not have an “off night”. Like Liddell in his past five fights, Silva was exposed. Let him come to you and he’ll choke. When forced to create opportunities, he was too scared pull the trigger. He choked against Cote and he chocked against Leites. And no, Anderson is not bored or disinterested. Those are the excuses of MMA geeks to justify their lame P4P lists.
His reputation was built on mediocre competition. He has dominated the UFC’s weakest division. Outside his very impressive win over Dan Henderson his record is not that special. If you cant finish Cote and if you cant finish Leites, two of the most undeserving UFC fighters to ever receive a title shot, who the can you finish.