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post #51 of 129 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 10:59 PM
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One word, Bisping.
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Bisping lost, sooo...
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I don't know what to think about this.

Chael is one of the older fighters in the UFC. He's testosterone deficient and should be mellowing out in his old age. It looks like he has more fire, ambition and drive than all of the 20 year olds in the UFC put together.

He's the only one staking a claim and trying to make a name for himself by calling out the best guys.

Others are picking on Forrest, Matt Hughes and other fighters they think are easy targets which is kind of lame & pathetic.

Silva is probably still angry & upset about the things Chael said and he may be training hard and well. But, he could well be outside his comfort zone and over-extending himself in ways he normally wouldn't. It could make him erratic and unbalanced when what he really needs is to be calm & relaxed.

Chael could well have him right where he wants him. Silva staying relaxed and composed may well be his greatest asset. If Chael manages to take that away from him, it could be huge.

But, then, Chael looks like he might be fading a little. He does look a bit like his age & the wear and tear of a long career is catching up with him. Silva looks much the same, sometimes.

I think the comments about Silva's wife and how personal things got kind of ruined this fight for me.

I don't want to see Silva lose and have him feel like he let his whole country down. And, watch him have to stomach all the shit he took from Chael for the past few years.

And, I don't want to see Chael lose and have to eat his words about all his training being for nothing if he doesn't hold the belt. And, all the things he's said.

It'll be an interesting fight & it'll be interesting to see what happens. But, its not something that I want to watch.


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For all the talk, the comment that made the most impact was Silva saying via Soares "For him to be able to strike with me standing up, he would have to be a magician. It's impossible for him to stand up with me." ( 33 mins in )

At that point, Sonnens face looks like thunder. Then he goes off on the whole "Anderson can speak English thing" ( again ) completely avoiding the diss.

Nothing Sonnen said the whole conference made Silva flinch even a little.

Chael might be regarded as an uber troll jedi... but hes been so relentless with his talk that we're all used to it. Its lost its impact.

At this point, I'm more confident that Silva will win the fight. I did just have a massive shit, which has put me in a good mood. Lets see how I feel tomorrow.
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Anderson was angrier fighting Vitor Belfort. There was a lot of unpublicized hatred between Andy and Vitor. Andy has had a problem with Vitor Belfort for years and years and that was probably the most emotional fight of his entire career.
So what exactly was the deal between Silva and Belfort? Why was Anderson so angry as Vitor?
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So what exactly was the deal between Silva and Belfort? Why was Anderson so angry as Vitor?

Years ago, when Belfort was going through bad times -- including the still unsolved kidnapping and murder of his sister Priscila -- he moved from Rio to Belo Horizonte. Silva, who was living in Rio at the time, dropped everything to spend time in Belo Horizonte with Belfort and help him along.

Their friendship remained intact afterward, but things have changed drastically in the last year. The reason? Silva reportedly was quite offended that Belfort would accept a fight with him after their history together. While Belfort saw it as a simple professional decision, Silva took it as a personal affront.

That further emphasizes their different outlooks on the sport.

Silva is originally a product of the famed Chute Boxe camp, where fighting is personal, and intimidation of your opponent is quite literally, part of the fight. They view the person across the cage from them as not an opponent, but an enemy.

"Anderson works like Chute Boxe," said Kallas. "He needs to feel excited for the fight. He needs to have an enemy. Anderson feels betrayed. He helped [Vitor] out and he was surprised that Vitor would fight him."

Belfort has never viewed it quite the same way. To him, the fight is a sport, a profession, nothing personal about it. That's why he's always moved from camp to camp, learning from different coaches and trainers rather than staying in one place.

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Now Chael is the enemy and Silva is in kill mode.
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seemed to me like in the stare down chael was cool calm and collective and in control. Silva on the other hand seemed anxious and too aggressive which is not where he needs to be.

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seemed to me like in the stare down chael was cool calm and collective and in control. Silva on the other hand seemed anxious and too aggressive which is not where he needs to be.
He did it with Vitor, Lee Murray. What i got from that was cockiness on Silva's part, Chael had his head down when when Silva whisper something in his ears. If he was really anxious i don't think he would get into Sonnen's face like that and have a half a smirk on his face.
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after that message then this confrence talking bout beating his ass ,cheapshots at HIS credibility, and getting real personal with the testosteron while sonnens giving credit to him lil bit now? and chael talking bout tapping being the end of the roundwas HILARIOUS !!! hes comedic gold he must think about what hes gonna say ahead of time lol but yea cant wait for this one i think anderson by tko in 3 round

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The stare down was awesome, Anderson looked pumped! As for the rest of the press conference, I've never cringed so much in my life listening to that prat Chael Sonnen.
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