Originally Posted by DropStep
Not really the same, Im the biggest Anderson Silva fan and he fought like a dick last night.
Anderson usually lowers his hands to get fighters to engage him and throw them off.
Anderson last night was similar to the Demian Maia fight where he danced around the ring with no intention to look for the finish. That is disrespectful.
i'm still pissed because even though i wanted weidman to win, this fight didn't settle much of anything. for all we know, anderson is still a much better fighter than weidman.
so now, one of the top-two win streaks in MMA history... something very special indeed, is broken for no good reason. and weidman, the new champ... we can't fully appreciate him because of the tainted way in which his opponent fought. the belt itself is tainted right now because of what silva did.
silva also disrespected MMA as a whole. not fighting, because anything in fighting is fair game so to speak. but the whole founding of MMA and the UFC is based on the idea that skill, training and the right plan can beat superior brawn, speed, raw ability.
there's also all the fans who pay a lot of money to see a sincere effort. silva disrespected them and they let him know it before he brought them partway back with his litany of "hespect."
he also disrespected his own health and family, honestly. medical science is clear that knockouts cause a level of permanent brain damage, and multiple heavy blows makes that exponential. no matter who you are, one of your top goals in MMA should always be to protect your head at all times and never, ever offer free shots to the opponent.
people like roy nelson and chris leben are probably going to be drooling wrecks only a few years down the line because of this stuff. their families are going to have to be the ones arranging their care and nursing because these guys wanted to be too macho in a dangerous sport.
sorry for the rant, but i'm still pissed.