Most of you are idiots in my book. Especially the internet nerds who state such things as, “I lost respectful for Silva for showboating.” You all don’t have the first thing of what showboating is. As for Silva’s fighting form, are you all MORONS? HE HAS ALWAYS FOUGHT LIKE THAT. Ever sense he came to the UFC he dances around and lures his opponents in. Why do you think Machida and Silva are friends? I especially love the comments from some internet nerd above who states something like, “Silva is dancing so he’s showboating.” Head movement, Body movement, moving in and out while maintaining your stance is BASICS of any standup fighting sport. You just don’t see it that often, why Joe Rigs make’s comments like “UFC standup still hasn’t achieved the highest level yet, for most fighters” Silva and Machida have always had the same strategy, they are exactly like each other the main difference is, Machida has a karate background. Silva has a muay thai background which is a big difference. The only thing Cote did was fight smart. This made for a boring fight for Silva standards, like most complain about for Machida. Silva’s game plan is always the same; first round he simply waits and feels his opponent’s rhythm. If his opponent is stupid, and comes in head swinging he gets knocked out. Why every damn fight Silva has had hasn’t gone past the first two rounds. Everyone always tries to stand with Silva, and they leave themselves open while going aggressive. Cote did a different approach he picked his shots, and tried to move in and out, what you are suppose to do against a high level striker. The only problem is Silva has such reach for the weight class, and is such a high level striker he was losing the fight.
Last comment I’ll make. Koschek’s standup is average at best. His kickboxing does not look impressive whoever stated that. He is constantly falling to the ground, while attempting head kicks; there is a reason why he keeps slipping. His form is horrible, and comes in at bad angles, and his combinations are predictable, and lack. Also, his leg strikes and leg checks are horrible, and it paid against a high level muay thai fighter like Alves. I guarantee you he will start re-training, and make improvements to his game in that area after realizing how weak he is in that area.