I dont really buy into the whole "Silva knows whats coming thing". Maybe Sonnen surprised him in the standup a little, but its not like you shouldnt know what Chael Sonnen is going to try to do to you. And No, Silva's TDD has not been vaunted in his career, in fact, if there is a weakness to the man, it is his wrestling.
Silva will probably be less playful in the standup and um, you know, not let Chael hit him in the face. Also, I imagine he'll try to time a knee with Chael's shot. Depsite this, pending a significant change in Silva's TDD, I still see him fighting uphill most of the fight, and needing to make every shot count (granted he is the most accurate striker in MMA). Of course all of this makes this an intriguing fight, again.
To disagree with Hughes further, sure, no one goes into the cage 100%, but there are injuries and then there are injuries. Broken ribs, I can imagine, suck. And to my knowledge no one in ufc history has gone into a fight with a broken rib. And, to contradict my previous statement, Silva might be a little more effective at stopping Sonnen's takedown.
Last edited by Iuanes; 03-27-2012 at 11:33 AM.