But perhaps the bigger loser? The fans.
For years now we have wanted to see the super-fight between Silva and [Welterweight Champ] Georges St. Pierre...(scroll down to hear my interview with GSP on one of the worst phones of all-time) and if that wasn't going to happen (lots of feet dragging here, "after the Shields fight, well after the Diaz fight, Condit, etc, etc), there was another super-fight rumor emerging and that was Silva vs. [Light-Heavyweight Champ] Jon Jones. And now?
Silva's loss takes a ton of luster out of either potential dream match up. You wait too long in this sport, and even the unbeatable lose. It's a shame. Silva should have fought GSP last year AND set up a fight with Jones. The Weidmans (and in the case of GSP, Hendricks, will always be there.)
You remember how badly fight fans wanted Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell? They ultimately fought, and it was a solid bout, but what if it was 5 years sooner? We'll never know.
We had a chance to see history with either Silva mega fight. We lost that last night.