I read an article about UFC and Anderson Silva recently. It said that Silva's last two fights were not very inspiring. Silva was not being aggressive at all, and was almost afraid to get in and mix it up. That's why White had Silva bump up a weight class and is now fighting Griffin, someone who is known as an extremely aggressive fighter; and this is why the UFC has such a great appeal.
Given Silva's last two fights, there is a very distinct possibility he will lose, so there is a huge risk for both fighters. Griffin could lose to a lower weight class, even though he is up to challenge for the light heavyweight belt soon. Silva could lose, making him lose his prestige as such a powerful fighter. But honestly, it's all about fighting who's in front of you, regardless of the risk.
That's why Fedor sucks. He won't fight who's in front of him. I think he's too worried about marring his record at this point. That's why he's fighting washed up fighters. If he wanted to fight in the UFC, it would have happened. Money was not a problem, it was the cross promotion that they were arguing; that was it. Affliction is over with; they folded. In Strikeforce, he's going to get more washed up UFC fighters, and guys who the UFC doesn't want. The UFC is going to likely sign most of the Affliction contracts, and Strikeforce will probably get the ones the UFC doesn't want.
I wanted to see Brock fight Fedor, but now I'm glad it's not going to happen. I'd hate to get all worked up over it only to see Brock destroy Fedor. I don't think so highly of him anymore. I can think of a handful of UFC guys that would probably kill him if given the chance. Miguel Torres being one of them.