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Anderson was overconfident. Anderson got too cocky. Anderson Silva did everything wrong. And not for the first time.
But this time Anderson got caught, which changes everything.
The thing I can't shake, though, is how prepared Anderson Silva's speech was. Without hesitation Anderson turned down a rematch, and said he was not interested in fighting for belts anymore. He's "tired".
Now i'm not saying Anderson Silva went out there to lose on purpose. What i'm saying is that he went out there not concerned if he did lose. Anderson went out there with full intention to clown and Bruce Lee his way into either a spectacular ko victory for himself or a devastating defeat. And this isn't the first time.
Anderson Silva is clearly satisfied with his legacy, and I think that sort of thing definitely affects how cautious you fight. Take GSP for example, who is in the exact opposite frame of mind right now. Anderson seemed more than happy to pass the torch.
I think he didnt like being taken down and was clowning to get into a stand up fight and get Chris to not take him down. I think AS is definetly a professional and did not go to the octagon to lose. I think he went there fully prepared and tried to win.
However that being said I think once he did lose I thin probably a lot of pressure was off him and he just wants to go home and have time for himself. He has been a champ and had that pressure for a lot of time. Now its not there so once it happened maybe it was easier to take.
I still think he is the greatest and is an honor to watch him fight. Good for Chris Wiedman though.
Anderson fought as he always does, he got hit in the face and knocked out.
We always make fun of Rob Emerson around here about how he lost on purpose so he can do XYZ and that he can really beat anyone he wants he just lost cause he was tired of fighting etc, it's a big joke because that's what it is, it's so ridiculous and nonsensical that it's a joke. People are starting to say these things about Anderson now but being serious about it and it's making me face palm all over the place.
“Anna, my strong, terrifying Anna.” -Cas
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