The light heavyweight could be in line for a title shot if he defeats Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday.
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.
'Spider' hasn't lost in over seven years, but many believe Weidman's tool set may end the GOAT's reign.
The rising fighter was born in Boston, but has lived in Dublin for the past 20 years.
Jones' fluke near-loss at UFC 159 further illustrates just how impressive Silva's streak has been.
Sonnen enters his UFC 159 clash against Jones as one of the largest underdogs in the promotion's history.