Silva stood to make a ton more money with a win!!! He cost himself a huge pay day in a super fight. And he could have won that super fight against GSP and parlayed it into a mega pay day with jones.
He always plays with his opponent. Look at the Griffin fight... He slapped knocked him out.
But Dana's expression at the post fight presser said it all. Anderson was the link!! If he won, Dana woul have made the GSP fight first, then if Anderson won that fight... Jones vs silva would have been the stadium show ( cowboy stadium, soccer stadium in brazil) that Dana has dreamt about!!! Millions!!!
Silva trying clown an bait wiedman into a standing war did exactly that!! And just like wiedmans coach proved anyone that stands toe to toe run the risk of staring at the bright lights with herb standing over them!!!
The big thing to watch now is if Anderson doesn't want the rematch, will he be the same fighter?? That one knockout was all it took to change Liddell, Evans, Forrest... The list goes on.
I personally don't care for him either, he beat my fav fighter Forrest. Silva is sick when he wants to be and when we feels challenged. His problem has always been great wrestlers! Te first ought with Chael he lost until his miracle. Wiedman took him down with ease and put it on him. I doubt silva was hurt during te exchange but after that he knew he had to bait him to save himself. Wiedman did his homework and proved once again everyone gets burned when you play with fire.
I also hope silva starts his slide. I don't like that he is so hyped. I don't like his attitude or his lack of care. He said in his interview, he trained for 6 weeks!!! Wiedman trained for 6 months!! The wok isn't in the cage it's in the gym.
I would love to silva fight Roy jones jr be cause I honestly think he will get knocked out clean.
Sorry for my rant but I have been a fan of the sport since the start.
I have been waiting for years now, to see someone pop Sylva in the ribs when he is doing all that ignorant bobbing and weaving.... Sylva is good at getting the other fighter into head-hunting him..... The guys that spar with Chris knew he had an excellent chance to win, because Chris IS that good... I just hope Chris breaks his ribs in a rematch, but who knows when that will be.....
let me give you a clearer understanding, WHEN YOU USE CAPS POSTING ON A FORUM ITS STUPID AND MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!