Originally Posted by STFarmy
I like your analysis. I actually train in mma, so I notice a lot of the nuances of Silva's game, like the things you have pointed out. You're on point with your comments, and especially about why Sonnen did so well against Silva.
And I'm with you, I think Belfort could beat Silva. You never know, but it makes sense that he would take a Rua-esque strategy to beat Anderson. I don't care if it's a Belfort/Silva fight or a Sonnen rematch - either sounds great to me!
You sir got your wish. Ugh. Controversial decisions for a title ala: Rua/Machida or Edgar/Penn I can see a want/need for an immediate rematch, but when someone gets CHOKED OUT, they shouldn't get an immediate rematch just because they dominated the first 4 and a half rounds. I mean, wtf.
Grrr. This aggrivates me. Don't get me wrong, I want to see them fight again! Just not immediately.
I mean, the casual fan hates MMA when it's not spectacular KOs or submissions. So when a KO or submission happens, make sure that it COUNTS and the guy who lost doesn't get an immediate title shot.
What do you do if he does the same thing? 4 and a half rounds of domination and then he gets caught again? Do you just keep letting him fight the champion over and over until he finally gets it?
How about those 07 Pats? They DOMINATED forever, but then got super unlucky right at the end. They should get a redo right? I mean, the Giants shouldn't have even been in the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl, let alone WINNING! They should get an immediate rematch for the SB ring! Or how about the 04 Yankees? They were up what, 3 games to 0 on the Sox before the Sox came back? How about since the Yankees did so good those first 3 games, they get another 7 round playoff against the Sox before the Sox get to go to the World Series? [Enter examples of other sports here that continue to make my point]
I think giving Sonnen an immediate rematch takes away the integrity of the sport and makes finishing a fight meaningless, even though that is the ultimate goal of the fight.