Too bad he didn't.
He didn't have his hands connected behind Anderson's hips either and wasn't very deep on the double...I could just as arbitrarily use that as a reason he didn't get the takedown.
But considering this coming from the best poster on this site, it's no surprise such a fine excuse would be made.
Also, short grabbing is a minor foul and no one cares about it unless it's excessive. It really shouldn't be illegal at all and it was so benign that even Chael's coach admitted that Sonnen grabbed Silva's shorts as well at one point in the fight.
If Chael supporters have any legit gripe, it's that Anderson clearly hit him with a technically illegal strike. He didn't hit his head with his knee as the point of his knee clearly drove into Chael's chest, but the top of his thigh deflected off of Chael's face and according to him made him "bite his lip". I suppose this would be an illegal kick....but if Chael supporters are so ardent in their support that they think their hero should've been gifted a win off of a technicality(even though Chael was clearly hurt to the body and the thigh to the mouth did almost no real damage), more power to you....I don't think most will agree or take you seriously...especially when it's defending a known steroid cheat.
Actually Chael had some GREAT takedown attempts that were only stopped due to the shorts holding. There were alot more then just 1 occasion of the shorts holding.
Iv already had this discussion with plenty of people who all agreed that its likely Chael would have gotten the takedown had Anderson not held the shorts. Once they were shown the evidence that is.
But im not gonna waste my time having this discussion with someone like you. The biggest troll around. Quiet frankly i cant even get myself to read past the first 2 sentences of any of your posts. After having read so many of your posts i realized they are mostly just a waste of time reading.
Feel free to have the last word. I probably wont read it anyway.