Jesus... Chael is taking his loss like a man but his fans are taking his loss like a late night session with their cell mate. A lot of crying and bleeding asses.
Pretend that Anderson only won by cheating. It's not true but go ahead and believe it. Pretend that he only managed to stuff one of Chael's takedowns by cheating an ignore all of the shots of his he stuffed in the first fight and the ones he stuffed immediately following it. Pretend that what Anderson did with the vaseline was against the rules when it is not. Pretend that the knee was somehow meant for Sonnen's head and only him blocking it prevented Anderson from being dqed - even though slow mo shows that he didn't block it at all. Pretend that all of this is somehow grossly unfair to the lying, cheating felon who at least is man enough to accept his loss without bitching about it.
And in the midst of all of that pretending the rest of us will see what actually happened. I hate Sonnen. Still do even with him being kind of cool after the fight. It just doesn't erase 3 years of listening to him talk. I am an Anderson Silva fan but none of that blinds me to what happened during that fight.
The first round Silva got taken down and controlled. No damage done but it was a solid round for Chael. He looked tired at the end. I don't believe Silva intended to be taken down and controlled but I do believe his method of controlling Chael on the ground was planned to wear him out. If you are fighting someone like Chael it's the kind of thing you'd plan for.
Second round Silva stuffs a takedown and get's backed against the fence. He grabs Chael shorts but I do not think it really helped stop the takedown. His hand position and stance were perfect for defending the shot. Anderson takes a few knees to the face and doesn't even blink. Anderson goes for a single leg that Chael defends by grabbing his shorts. Chael breaks off and tries to retreat across the ring. Silva did rattle off a couple of cheap shots here and gets warned by the ref. Chael shoots again and is stuffed with absolutely nothing questionable happening. Tries a jab, spinning backfist combo, slips, and just sits there looking up at Silva. Silva lands the perfectly legal knee from hell. Sonnen attempts another takedown, is casually stuffed, pushed back against the cage, and dropped. GnP ends it.
That's what happened. Silva beat Sonnen again. Doing only one questionable thing that is still far less than what Sonnen did in their first fight. Do you know what the real travesty was from Saturday night? That Sonnen even got the ******* rematch.
That is not dead which can eternal lie and withs strange aeons even death may die.