Now as impressive as that submission victory was over Jason High at UFC on FUEL TV 10, it doesn’t mean Erick Silva is ready for a title shot. I mean, I like Silva, I think he’s a hell of an up and comer in the sport, but he’s still outside the murderer’s row that is the welterweight top ten. Let’s see him take on the Kampmann’s, the Ellenberger’s, or even the Nick Diaz’s of the world before a GSP shot. Come on. Who’s the guy at the press conference that suggested that?
Maybe one day, but not anytime soon. Silva knows this too. This is what he said at the post fight press conference.
“I think it’s still too soon,” he said at the post-fight press conference in Fortaleza, Brazil. “I’m not at all worried about the title belt right now. All I want to do is do my work.
“I’m just going to wait for the UFC to schedule my next fight, and when they do, I’m going to focus on it.”
“If I could do 20 fights before the belt, I would,”
“When I go for the belt, I want to have it a