Anderson was thrown completly off his game, the dancing from Silva was all trying to get Cote mad and get him to come after him
Completely off of his game? I wouldn't go that far. Though Cote definitely did the right thing, which was a setback for Silva's gameplan, Anderson was still picking him apart.
WTF? When in that fight did Cote look really hurt, At no time during the stand up did Cote look like he was in any trouble, I also would like to not go back and watch the first round again because Cote nails Silva as Silva is coming out after backing Cote up and I thought at the time it looked like Andy might have been a little rocked.
I don't think Cote ever looked like he was in any danger. That being said, at first glance, I thought that Silva might've been hurt. However, I rewatched several times, and now I realize that it wasn't the case. Patrick packs some SERIOUS power and when he staggered Anderson, it wasn't due to the fact that he had rocked him... It was because Cote's punch physically moved him. Notice how Anderson regained his footing instantaneously and fired back.
Also, the second time that Anderson stumbled, it wasn't even in reaction to a hit. He was moving his feet when he saw a left hand coming his way and he ducked his head, regardless of his unstable footing. As such, he off balance, but still managed to dodge the blow.
Overall, Anderson was outscoring his opponent big time. Of the few shots that Cote really landed (aside from the leg-kicks), most weren't clean. The couple of bombs that he did score were simply shrugged off. And while Patrick was unphased as well, he still took a LOT more punishment than the champ.
As for rematch, I agree that it won't happen if Silva retires. There won't be enough time for Cote to recover.