Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
What do you expect them to say? I dislike Anderson Silva as a person, but I'd be a fool to count him out of any fight. He's earned his place in the P4P rankings, egotistical or not. If he suffers a loss, I'll likely rejoice. If he wins, I'll tip my hat and move on, though it won't change my opinion of him as a human being. Most people don't bag on Anderson for his fighting skills... those are undeniable. They bag on Anderson because, much like Bones Jones, he's a bit of a douche. And this isn't Chael Sonnen 'let's build a PPV' type tomfoolery. This is straight up leaning over every time you break wind because you legitimately think your shit don't stink. GSP is pretty damn successful, but you never see this type of behaviour from him.
Funny how Sonnen gets a pass for being a douche but Andy and JBJ dont and instead are considered arrogant. You even go as far as making an excuse for Sonnen claiming its to sell a PPV even though he's always been this way since before his UFC PPV days.
What do Andy and JBJ have in common? They are VERY talented and standout fighters unlike Sonnen. Yep, thats it. It boils down to envy. For some reason people find it easier to hate high level super talented and accomplished individuals as opposed to mediocre people. you see it all the time whether its the super hot chick or the guy with all the money and girls. People are going to hate and Andy haters are no different.
Most of the time the haters blame there disdain for Andy on his performance with Leites and Maia but its mostly Bullsh1t. The truth is he's been hated way before those fights.
Bottom line Andy is an awesome fighter, some will like him and some wont. If you fall in the category of those that dont then its okay(it really is) but dont act like you have some deep insight into the "real" Anderson Silva that everyone else lacks.
We'll say Vitor was mentally weak, of course.
Andy wins this fight it will be because he put on an amazing show of an Iron chin and ability to survive on his back.
Vitor is a better fighter than Chael.
I really dont see this fight getting close to the ground unless its out of desperation from Vitor after eating some nasty shots and realizing that he's in deep sh!t. By then it'll be too late