UFC 122 Results: Yushin Okami and Top 10 Contenders for Anderson Silva's Belt
UFC 122 is in the books and wandering eyes are looking forward to the much fatter UFC 123 this weekend. But let's take a moment to pause and consider what Yushin Okami's win over Nate Marquardt in the main event does to the middleweight picture.
If I were a cynic, this article would be very short. In fact, it would be one word:
Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has been that good—he's absolutely cleaned out the division and done so in soul-crushing fashion. The 185-pound kingpin has either played with his prey like a jungle cat or sent it off to the Land of Nod with merciless precision.
Few rational observers give Thunder, who's now next in line for a title shot, much of a shot against the Spider should he stop or survive Vitor Belfort.
But, for the sake of routine, let's see how the division looks the day after...