There's no doubt he's one of the classiest guys in the sport. Since his fight with Leben he's shown nothing but great appreciation and great attitude towards all his opponents.
I mean you wouldn't see Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia, AA, BJ Penn, or even Chuck Liddell get in the octagon after a #1 contender fight and show admirable appreciation to the winner.
Anderson was all smiles on there, and was giving Lutter respect throughout the entire scenerio, probably because he was happy for Lutter that he's getting such a great opportunity like he himself did.
Did you guys see that he even shook Cotes hand as he left the octagon when Anderson was entering? Cote probably didn't even want to make eye contact, knowing he lucked out.
And like someone else said, Silva already put hilarity on himself by saying he better be training JJ, the guy is absolutely nothing but class, but it's just the way these kind of fighters are brought up.
To Matt_Serra_fan, why do you want him to learn English? He is who he is bro.
And to Jaw, I dont intend to build this into a "heated convo" like you're proned to do, but I'm sure the question he was asked was "How do you see the fight ending?" Silva simply replied, "We're probably going to exchange and I'll knock him out", it's not having an attitude, it's called having confidence in knowing you're going to win a fight, I dont think he would say "I think he'll knock me out, my world class striking doesn't seem to be par with a sloppy swinging striker". He also said in the Franklin interview "They'll raise my hand at the end of the fight", is that called having an attitude? I mean it's just your basic interview dude.
Last edited by Alex_DeLarge; 11-13-2006 at 05:18 AM.