Am I the only one afraid to watch Maia get a shot at the title, due to the possibility of it turning out just like the Leites fight?
The UFC has most of their fighters by the balls, and you seem to advocate that. Most fighters don't speak their mind, they only say what they're allowed
to say. Take victories for example, "who would you like to fight", "I'll fight anyone they want me to", that's just BS! There is a very BIG difference between humility and subjugation and unless you're new to the sport or lack common sense, you know where the UFC stands. I was never a big Tito fan, but I respected the fact that he spoke out. These guys deserve some respect from the UFC, and making a suggestion, very likely due to having personal agendas, should not be frowned upon. You seem to go beyond that of keeping ones word. Do you honestly propose subjugation?
i'm going to go ahead and ignore the fu*kwit trolling and baiting in this thread and reply to the one poster who's taken the time to not be a d*cktard. If the trolls want to jump back on the copasetic conversation train then they can go ahead and pull their heads out of their asses to do so
Subjugation is adhering to the contractual obligations that you agreed to? I disagree. I just call it living up to your word. He's hardly a slave.
In fact, i don't think the public forum / media is the correct place to bring propositions to your employer or contractual partners (and i hardly think that Silva has no hold over his camp/manager as suggested. Maybe the statement has been blown out of proportion -- that very well may be -- but his disposition towards Henderson has still been juvenile.). This may make me seem like some sort of corporate lackey to you but infact i'm every bit as against 'the man' as the next guy. I happen to have a plethora of contractors of my own so i feel i have something of a unique view of the situation and besides Silva just annoying me with his lack of humility over his last 3 matches (a pervasive sentiment before his Forrest KO) i also happen to think he should do his job as prescribed by his contractual obligations and not piss and moan or belittle Henderson by rolling his eyes every time his name is mentioned. That addresses the humility tip, anyways. My comments on living up to one's word / being a man only relate to the conversation i attempted to have with the first of the head-in-ass brigade who said (sic) that Silva should be able to pick and choose, refuse fights at will. That's not cool and if he decided to put the title on hold in doing so i doubt I'd be the only one telling him to man the fu*k up.
As for your thoughts on the level of excitement in Hendo or Silva's previous three: YES, infact Dan out-wrestling, while not the most exciting method of victory, was more exciting to me than Silva's leg punch on Leitis for example. Sure, excluding Forret, Silva is having a hard time making people engage... but he also refuses to go to the ground lately and while that's his prerogative there is no denying that those two fights were boring as sh*t. At least when Hendo out wrestles someone it's no surprise. When Silva out-points someone in a boring decision then tells the booing fans that it went exactly as planned, that he didn't want to get hit or hurt, all the while being the main event of the evening and what millions have come to see or paid to watch... yeah, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
So to reiterate... You said something to imply i must be a new fan to the sport? You don't seem to have a very good point of reference on the way Dan fights? When Dan wins a wrestlers decision it's no surprise and as a fan of his since his first fight in the UFC (17 or 18 i think) i can enjoy it. When Silva wins a listless decision by outpointing someone... i find it less entertaining. Yes sir.