I don't think they're saving Silva at all. He didn't perform in the last two fights b/c neither of those dudes brought the fight to him. Every fight he's won in dominant fashion it's b/c the opponent came after him or got him in trouble. We're going to see epic Silva against Forrest, and then we'll see another great fight with Hendo & Silva.
What happened to Nate? Why not put him up against Hendo?