Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
Actually, he does. Quite often.
'I breaka you face, mang! I breaka you face!'
Anderson talked down about Maia, Vitor, and Sonnen (though we'll call that provocation) long before he stepped into the cage with any of them. And I'm fairly certain he says, 'I going to knock out him' in every pre-fight interview. I wouldn't put Anderson the level of Sonnen, or even Weidman, but to act as though Silva never utters a peep is incorrect. In fact, I'd be riled up were I Chris purely because Silva may as well have said, 'Who is this bum?' before Dana paid him enough money to take the fight.
You Silva fanboys... oy
Oh god you are delusional.
"I break you face, I break you face" in a Primetime towards a guy who ripped his wife, country, training partners, clothes, career....You are comparing that to a guy 7 months in advance saying how he will beat the best ever then be so kind to grant him a rematch? Really? Come on man...
Did Anderson talk about Maia? I don't remember that. I remember him maybe yelling at him in the weigh ins. Then clowning him in the cage. I don't remember him trashing him for months beforehand. Neither did he with Vitor. I remember everything said in the countdown or right before/during the fight.
Difference is this is a guy with 9 fights who is focking INJURED...calling for title shots like he is Johnny Hendricks, saying he won't only beat the best out tehre...but finish him. Then he says he will be so kind that he already plans to give him a rematch in NYC.
I don't care what the guy says, I'm just saying I hope he backs it up. Who talks like that a clear half year before a fight while injured? Maybe only Sonnen. He better bring it, or he will just look twice as foolish. I tried to root for the guy when he first came on the scene. Thought he was a quiet, hard worker with real skills. I like Serra/Longo as well. But no he tries to be Muhammad Ali and he just sounds like an idiot. Give it a rest Chris...you got your shot...you are still injured.
I'm just saying he is putting more pressure on himself than he needs to. Can only hurt him come fight night. But the guy rubs me like Hendricks.
Real confidence comes from those who are quiet.