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Silva earns respect; Jones, a title shot

Originally Published: February 6, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

So much for the prospect of a hyper-competitive fight card. Action at UFC 126 may not have lived up to advanced billing, but that doesn't make its results, or more accurately the consequences of those results, any less important.

To the contrary.

UFC 126 will be remembered and referenced for more than a particular bout or moment no matter how much Anderson Silva's Steven Seagal-inspired knockout of Vitor Belfort impressed. (And it did.)

Considering its depth, this is an ...

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