GSP is the biggest challenge among everybody else whether HW,LHW,MW.. NO this time it's a weight class down. Just because he fights one weight class down, doesn't mean he isn't the biggest challenge for him.
huh??? wow so you have pretty much written off the LHW division?.
Only Brock and Cain could beat him above his weight class! Both of these fights wouldn't be interesting!
This is one of the ways to get Anderson Silva to perform... you wont see Silva joke around if he's challenged. Silva vs. Bones Jones would be great... Jones wont be scared to engage.
Exactly, thats what I did!huh??? wow so you have pretty much written off the LHW division?
a division with shogun,couture, rampage, rashad, jones, thiago silva, belfort....not to mention spiders 'friends' machida and lil nog.
Oh as for the HW divison i find it a highly dubious claim that he'd be able to beat the likes of JDS, Carwin, duffee
No, No, No. If your kid throws a temper tantrum at the supper table cause he wants lasagna and your eating chicken you do not teach him a lesson by giving him lasagna.
even with horrible ppv buys, its still millions of dollars we're talking about.....What millions, Anderson Silva PPV's have always drawn horrid PPV buys and you think after the Leites and Maia fights that is gonna improve.
No the Franklin and Hendo PPV's did about 20,000 more buys than the Cote one and both had stronger undercards. Actually Henderson vs Franklin out drew either guys fight with Anderson.even with horrible ppv buys, its still millions of dollars we're talking about.....
maybe becuase the ufc keeps matching him up with guys like cote, maia, and leites, not Many casual arm chair mma fans care to see those guys.....
put anderson in there with shogun, and have a fight that the fans don't know the predetermend outcome ahead of time, and maybe they would buy more anderson silva fights...its not too exciting when you know one fighter is that much better than the other, yet for some reason, thats when anderson performs the worst.
you don't know that this will make anderson's ppv rating go down...it could very well make it go up....1 becuase he will be matched up with better fighters...and 2 people will pay to see him get his ass kicked, like you said he wasn't much a fan favorite judging by buy rate before, so maybe the added hate will increase buys...
anderson silva is still the most exciting and best fighter in the world, and most people know when you put him in a fight with someone he feels challenged against he will be that fighter again.
i'm sure the hendo, franklin, and forrest ppv's did pretty good, no??...no one cares about the lietes, maia's, and cotes of the world, thats probable why no one bought those cards...dana wouldn't have been hyping anderson up as the best p4p fighter in the world if he didn't think he could be a good draw....when I talk to the everyday mma fan, they usally only talk about anderson silva, brock, or chuck liddel...
Yeah right, Jon Jones was afraid to engage Brandon Vera standing for ffs. He's beaten who... Vera and Bonnar? If he was outside the UFC he'd just be another nobody, as far as I'm concerned Hector Lombard has a much better resume.This is one of the ways to get Anderson Silva to perform... you wont see Silva joke around if he's challenged. Silva vs. Bones Jones would be great... Jones wont be scared to engage.