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UFC 200 recap: Daniel Cormier dominates Anderson Silva

Check out's recap of the UFC 200 main card fight between light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier and Anderson Silva.

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On the main card of UFC 200, in a non-title fight, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defeated short notice replacement Anderson Silva in a very gritty three-round affair. "DC" took the former middleweight titleholder down at will and lay on top for the majority of the fight -- it wasn't pretty, but he did what he had to do to win. That said, Silva had minuscule success -- more than most people he would have -- on the feet, and even appeared to hurt Cormier at the very end of the fight.

What was the highlight of the fight?

Considering Silva is 41-years-old and agreed to fight the 205-pound champ two days before the fight, Cormier's performance wasn't entirely impressive. The fact that Silva didn't get finished was probably the most impressive part of the entire fight. The highlight of the fight was the brief moments of success Silva found typically at the beginning of each round before Cormier landed a takedown. Silva landed a handful of solid head-kicks and as mentioned above, a nasty kick in the last minute of the fight that appeared to injure one of Cormier's ribs. The fact that "The Spider" tried to put up a fight as best he could was the highlight of Cormier vs. Silva.

Where do these two go from here?

Cormier will almost guaranteed defend his title next. There is no other viable option. Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira goes down at UFC 202 next month and seems like the perfect fight to determine who gets the next crack at UFC light heavyweight gold.

I will say this after every Silva fight -- he needs to retire. Silva, considered to be the greatest of all time, is now riding a two-fight losing streak. Granted, both losses are to two current champions in Michael Bisping and Cormier. Nevertheless, Silva's chin has gotten weaker and weaker as time has passed and he just doesn't have the ability to defeat the best anymore. He has had one of the most successful careers in the UFC, but it is time for him to hang up the gloves, in my opinion.

Watch now, later or never?

Hate to be harsh, but I'd advise not watching Cormier vs. Silva.