Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Georges St-PierreAnderson Silva’s seven-year middleweight title reign came crashing down at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on Saturday with a flurry of punches by Chris Weidman. It put an end to the superfight-talk-era his accomplishments ushered in.

“That fight cost Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones and Anderson Silva a lot of money,” said UFC president Dana White during the UFC 162 post-fight press conference on Saturday.

“In those superfights, he was the link to both of them; so there you go,” added White.

Silva was, and perhaps still is, considered the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.  A fight with St-Pierre was going to be billed as a match-up to determine which one truly should carry that accolade.

Jon Jones has made a case for his pound-for-pound top status with wins over former light heavyweight champions Maricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.

Silva’s UFC 162 loss ends the discussion of potential superfights, since they no longer make much sense.

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