Silva would fight Souza or Machida
When teammates both reach the top of a division, a fight between the two sometimes can't be avoid. Recently Lyoto Machida changed his tune and said that he would fight Anderson Silva if necessary to earn the middleweight title, and how Silva has said the same:
That is something that I have always said, about not fighting a training partner, but it isn't reciprocal. Inside Team Nogueira we follow this but Lyoto isn't from Team Nogueira and neither is Jacare then it's a vague situation. In all their interviews they said clearly that they would fight me so I can't think differently. I don't want to fight a friend, mainly Lyoto, but if I in the future I have credentials to fight for the belt and we have to fight, we will fight.