Originally Posted by americanfighter
What Chael did in the last fight has in impact on how I feel about this one. Be the better man an rise above the BS. And the fact that he won the fight and got away with cheating also has a impact on how I feel. Sonnen lost the fight and got suspended he paid for his actions and now we move on. Silva got off Scott free and won both fights.
Sure the pans grab happens in other fights but nowhere near as much as as silva did or with the intent as much disrespect for the rules as silva did. I have never seen it this bad.
Well yea, I wish he hadn't done it either, it was a dirty thing to do, I won't argue with that. I have seen as bad examples of shortsgrabbing as this one but that's not the point, it's not a nice thing to do.
I understand that you as a fan of Sonnen don't like that.
My only point is that it has been blown way out of proportion, maybe because it was such a big fight, I dunno. I just think that Silva has 2 stoppage wins against Sonnen, one where he broke the rules and one where Sonnen broke them (IMO in a much worse way). He's 2 - 0 against Sonnen and in the end all is fair.
He did also stop a few takedowns without grabbing his shorts.
You are a levelheaded Sonnenfan and I respect your opinion, I can see why you would think less of Silva after this fight, I just want the discussion to be done with, as IMO there is really not much to argue about anymore.