For the first time ever, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is the consensus No. 1 pick in the Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound MMA rankings.
With his UFC 134 demolition of top contend...
Jon Jones garnered five first-place votes of the 27 cast, but Silva could rein those in with a convincing victory.
Jones' fluke near-loss at UFC 159 further illustrates just how impressive Silva's streak has been.
Whatever Jon Jones accomplishes likely won't be enough to overtake Anderson Silva in the MMA rankings unless they fight each other.
As Travis Browne showed against Alistair Overeem, MMA fighters can overcome ridiculous odds. Silva's uphill battle is just another case.
Dana White and Co. have their work cut out for them in 2014, but the UFC has lost megastars before and pulled through with flying colors.
Weidman retained the UFC middleweight title in gruesome fashion as Silva was unable to continue after breaking his leg.
The UFC middleweight champion says he is now an even better fighter than the one who defeated perhaps the greatest MMA fighter who has ever lived.
Silva's confidence and clowning in the Octagon has led to his 'G.O.A.T.' status, so why would he reinvent the wheel now?
The UFC's media blitz is for good reason: Weidman-Silva II is just one event in a ridiculous string of upcoming fight nights.
The 26-year-old Brazilian may not be as well known as The Spider, but that's about to change.
Silva's taunts bit him against Weidman, who knocked him out in the second round to pull off a stunner.
The UFC middleweight belt-holder continues to do things one way: his own.
The man who hopes to end Silva's streak has a knack for overcoming adversity and upsetting the odds.
Thompson has trained with both fighters and helped Weidman prepare for the UFC middleweight beltholder.