Originally Posted by jdun11
Why do people assume that Silva was toying with him and that he was going to finish Cote in the 3rd?
Who knows what would have happened. I wouldnt have been shocked it Silva finished him but I wouldnt have been surprised if it went the distance either.
That's not necessarily my point. Several people have stated matter-of-factly that the fight was on it's was to a decision. I don't see any reason to assume this would happen considering Silva's history in the UFC.
He has fought 7 opponents in the UFC prior to Cote and stopped all of them. I think the evidence actually indicates that it is far more likely that the fight wouldn't make it to a decision.
Also, I don't think he was toying with him... More like he was looking for an opportunity to capitalize on.