With all due respect Mullet; I wanted Sonnen to beat the crap out of Silva. If you read my post at the begining of this thread you'll see I am sincere but ....I am re; watching the first round right now in slow motion. Watch from 3:45 on down to 3:20 etc. and you will clearly see Silva eating Sonnen's punches and seeing them coming from 10 miles away.....no, actually from 1000 miles away. He saw ever single punch and every single take down coming and has his full senses with him for every single move Sonnen made and every single punch that Sonnen landed....you can clearly see it in Silva's eyes and body movement etc. He beautifully slips several of Sonnens punches but just stands there eating others while fully aware they are coming and deliberately keeping his hands down....not stunned at all....contrary to what Goldberg and Rogan are saying. Slow motion thankfully kills the sound.
There is no doubt in my mind that either he was seriously injured from b4 the fight and was in pain and could not react properly or he was toying with Sonnen and putting on a show. Remember....he is one wacky dude who doesn't exactly function with the same logic that you do.
I think if you give it the time and watch in slow motion you'll see Silva was never in trouble, probably for the whole fight I am guessing, but I'd have to rewatch the whole thing to be sure.
Sonnen also set a new compustrike record for punches landed ....289....yet no damage to Silva.
After re:watching there is No doubt in my mind ....either Silva was in pain and couldn't fight properly or it was a show. Slow mo is very revealing.
Flame away but watch it slow first.
Then again, I was never convinced that A. Silva was P4P # 1, and was fully aware that his defensive wrestling was horrid; so, how the events took place was not a giant shock, and nor was the fact that they took place. I have commented in the past how Lutter, Franklin, Marquardt and Henderson all took him down, it just seems Chael had better top control than the others.
Here is the undeniable truth exported from last night's bout, no matter how you choose to analyze it: for 24 minutes of the fight, Chael Sonnen was a better fighter than Anderson Silva. Period.
He implemented the exact same gameplan Dan Henderson successfully used in round one of the Hendo/Silva match, but, unlike Hendo, did not fall in love with his right hand in the second round - and as a result, he did not pay for it.
This rib injury is utter nonsense, and truly robs a fighter of the performance of his career - even in coming up short.
Quit the sniveling mullet, Silva is the better fighter no matter how you slice it.
He got the W last night, like it or not.
That being said, you have to be fucking delusional - which given your comments in this thread, seems to be the case - not to understand and recognize that Sonnen outclassed Silva for the vast majority of the fight.
Not the kind of victory I'd gloat about. A win is a win, but getting dominated for 4 3/4 rounds isn't something you can be condescending about. Sonnen was suppose to get KTFO in the first. Sonnen still lost at the end of the night, but he backed up 95% of his outrageous trash.
Also, if Chael could land damaging shots on Silva, Vitor would anal assault Silva like they met on Craig's List.
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Meh, the "beaten pillow" technique is a very good method of tiring your component out, then subing him in the final minutes of the last round. Look it up, that comes from the Nogueira camp.
So who's up next for the taking in the Spiders web?
Indeed. "How to Win by Having Your Ass Handed to You on a Platter for 24 Minutes" was actually a component of the instructional DVDs that Anderson Silva released. It was the section before, "How Not to Stop a Takedown," and right after "Using Your Face as a Shield While in Guard."Meh, the "beaten pillow" is a very good method of tiring your component out then subing him in the final minutes of the last round. Look it up, that comes from the Nogueira camp.