Originally Posted by King Pietersen
I didn't understand the criticism aimed at Anderson Silva after his last 2 fights though really. He had a belt on the line, and he did what he needed to do to pick up the win. He fought a clever fight, especially against Thales Leites. He seems like a genuinely awesome dude as well, from watching UFC All Access anyway. Dropping his hands and swaying Forrest's punches with such ease was just incredible, and does show how good he really is. He practises his swaying with his trainer, throwing a bouncy ball at him with Anderson stood against the wall, and it seems to have paid off. Was a ridiculously good performance from Anderson, embarrassing for my favourite fighter, Forrest, but that was all down to Anderson Silva's performance, was like an exhibition fight for Anderson, just showing off his skills. What a fighter he is, best P4P fighter in the world in my eyes. Silva > Fedor.
He's foreign, doesn't speak English and he doesn't take unnecessary risks. All the excuses your average moron fan needs tbh.
Such a shame that arguably the best fighter in the world is such a poor draw as far as PPV goes. An indictment on a lot of the audience itbt.
The criticism he got from the Hendo fight shocked me really. He gave Henderson a complete schooling, psyched him out and once he got him on the ground just waited for the mistakes to accumulate before ending it with ease. He's ****ing brilliant.
Machida is my favourite fighter along with Sanchez but I can't see a Silva-Machida fight happening, neither of them want to do it and it would be incredibly anti-climactic if they were forced into it.