I saw a TD the first round that did hardly any damage.
We weren't watching the same fight. Weidman immediately took him down and took half guard and punched him in the face plenty of times. Had Weidman chosen to stay there instead of trying to pass there's a good chance the round would have ended with him still there, still punching. He stopped every attempt Silva made to get up until he tried to pass him.
The sub attempt was a full blown fail.
I saw TDs getting stuffed and a very uncomfortable Chris in the 2nd who was forced to stand up with Silva. I saw a lazy Silva clowning like a fool and I also saw a punch that knocked Silva out. Those are the facts.
This is the part you and many other fight fans are completely misunderstanding. Weidman's takedowns in the second half of that round truly looked legitimate to you? Those were half assed at best to keep Anderson thinking about it. Shit Weidman walked into Silva head first on one of them, c'mon. And Silva was not "clowning like a fool." If you honestly think this I don't think you've seen him fight very much or you don't think the fight game is much deeper than what you can see. Chris isn't stupid and he's not going to try and take big shots at Anderson while he's out of range because Anderson is the best counter striker on the damn planet
. Anderson was taunting him trying to get him to engage with him. Watch his other fights, he does this every single time a fighter won't throw first. Then when they do he dodges and gets their timing down and then wrecks them. Every time. It's not him clowning guys because he thinks he's a god or because he's cocky, it's an actual tactic in the fight. And it's a brilliant one for someone like Silva whose biggest strengths are his timing, accuracy and sense of space (where you are, where he is and what your openings are). It works because people get ******* terrified of Anderson when he does this, it's not a normal talent. Chris and his camp expected this to happen and made Silva move until he was out of position without Chris over committing so Anderson couldn't find that opening. They talked about it extensively after the fight.
It's very hard to take you seriously for 2 reasons:
1. You are not in touch with reality and I am assuming from your response you're a Silva hater, which is why you see things that are not real.
2. You assume, nay insist, that I am a fanboy of Silva when I was the first to say that I am happy that he lost.
You're hardly looking at this without bias yourself.
When you come to terms with reality and stop talking nonsense maybe I'll give it a go at taking you seriously. But please do go on with the stupid tirades of yours and keep hinting that I am butthurt, when that is as far from the truth as my feet are from the moon.
These kinds of things don't win you debates. Stating facts and valid opinions without attacking other members is what will get you respect around here, this isn't Sherdog.
I'm going to have to say GSP, but the gap between Silva, GSP and Jones is much smaller than before. That said if Silva comes back and wins his next fight without having to bait someone into attacking and actually going offensive first, he could easily re-attain the title of #1 P4P.