Originally Posted by Damone
They're also fighting in a different environment. Pride ref's were awfully generous.
True, but im not sure what you are refering to in their fights.. if they were generous, it was on Rampage not doing so much on the ground.
Anyways, Silva's odds are so high because of his 2 wins, not the other way around.. Silva has enough scar tissue on his face for the whole LHW division.
Beating another sloppy fighter cant be enough to say hes back. Rampage has improved striking, and if Chuck made a mistake, theres a good chance Silva can and will.
Wanderlei's game plan will be strike widly forward and go for clinch. rampage's will be to stand and strike, unless hes not stable mentally anymore and lost a little confidence(he did change camp and all, so you dont know), then he would probably strike but mostly fight it down(like vs Hendo).
This one can go either way really, both fighters have a lot of question mark on different fighting aspects.
Ill go with Rampage tho, but i sure would like to see Silva hold that belt one day, or at least fight for it.