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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Planet of the Apes
Did Anderson Silva Care if he Lost?
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.
mad props: Toxic