We may have witnessed a passing of the torch on Saturday night following one of the most stunning finishes in UFC history.
Let's take a closer look at some of the storylines coming out of UFC 162 in Las Vegas.
More to Taunting Than Meets the Eye
Some observers called it a fix. Others called it a fluke.
In reality, perennial pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva committed the cardinal sin and left his guard down in a prizefight, ultimately resulting in a brutal second-round knockout at the hands of four-time NCAA Division I All-American Chris Weidman.
However, Silva's clowning was actually a tactical defensive adjustment, as far-fetched as the notion may seem.
Following an early takedown, ground-and-pound barrage and submission attempt from the challenger, Silva defended well and returned to a vertical base. A proficient counterstriker, Silva's decision to drop his hands was a ploy to make Weidman overcommit to his combinations.
It's important to note Silva's conduct was nothin...