Originally Posted by Ari
I'm a fan of Erick Silva, but what's with his hype? He knocks out two scrubs and submits Brenneman, who was winning the fight up until being submitted? Brenneman took Silva down on multiple occasions. Fitch is a different animal than Brenneman, who has only lost to GSP and by flash KO to Johny Hendricks. There is no empirical evidence to suggest that Erick Silva is going to beat Fitch.
I like the hype because it's realistic. "Erick Silva will be champ some day" is what we hear. I hate when people push fighters above their line like they do with Weidman and Gus, but Silva is still being treated as a prospect and he's a great one at that.
People might have Silva over Fitch by the tools they use in the cage, and not by MMA math. Thats why I'd have him winning anyways.