Originally Posted by Trix
I think people tend to forget one important thing.
The Anderson Silva who fights angry is the Anderson Silva who lost to Ryo Chonan.
Just a thought.
So he wasn't angry vs. Belfort?
But yet you want to use the fight from how many years ago? Over the one from just last year? I don't see the sense in that.
Anderson Silva lost 4.5 rounds to Chael when he showed little emotion towards him. I don't see how being upset is going to do him any worse than that?
In my eyes he isn't even upset in this fight. He even laughed when Chael said look at Las Vegas when asked if he feels safer now instead of a Brazil venue. Anderson was smiling and joking the whole press conference.
I don't see how anyone can claim that Anderson is THAT upset. He is just trying to use intimidation. He is just MOTIVATED to kick someones ass for once. Motivation isn't the same thing as anger.
If anyone in the sport practices and lives by not letting emotion get the best of you it would be Anderson, Machida, and that whole crew.
I think Anderson knows what he is doing here. It isn't his first rodeo. He has always been confident. But this fight he is just wearing his confidence on his sleeve.
He can't look any worse than last fight.
Originally Posted by khoveraki
I think honestly Chael will be even MORE aggressive on the feet in this one. He might even be more aggressive on the ground.
And no, being aggressive isn't what got him subbed. It was taking it easy in the last 2 minutes of a dominant fight.
I agree. I think Sonnen needs to look at it that way. He did so good with aggression last fight there is no reason to tone it down or set up anything better.
But on the other hand I think Anderson knows this and has a few things planned for when Sonnen comes in.
I fully expect an almost boring few minutes of Anderson doing circles and Sonnen not able to track him down. Silva will defiantly stay outside and make Sonnen travel a great distance to get him. But I think he has something for him on the way in.