What a week of fights we just had eh?! First Condit VS Kampmann… terrific fight and then Saturday @ 164 some truly amazing MMA! How can you not LOVE this sport? What do you make of the LW title changeover form Henderson to Petis? How about Mir’s stoppage? Early or not?
Then let’s move on to the topic that personally interests me most as we approach the winter months (if you are on this part of the earth…). Silva VS Weidman 1 and 2; what happened back in July?
Was he playing “tired”?
It is no secret that I am a big Silva fan and maybe, just maybe my vision is distorted by this. However, many (very many) other people, from UFCers to Fight Analysts seem to share my vision that Silva was fighting that fight with the same attitude that you or I may play a video game after hours of playing, performing stunts and taking risks that we would not normally take just because if we get caught, it doesn’t really matter, we are tired anyways and can do with stopping.
This is how Silva appeared to me; not purposely losing but taking those risks which he wouldn’t have taken if he really wanted to win.
The big question is of course why! Why did the (now very weirdly former) best p4p take these risks and put the belt on the line? Was he tired of carrying the pressure of being the champion? Then why did he take the rematch? Was he being too cocky? I think that the only ones who know the truth as to why Silva did what he did are Silva and his family/friends (maybe) and we will never know.
What we do know is that December 28th Silva will step back in the cage to face Weidman again and the odds seem to be in favour of the former champ more so than they were back in July for their first fight.
But what I am interested to hear from you is:
- What do you think about the first fight? I think that Silva could have demolished Weidman but I might be wrong; what do you think?
- If Silva has lost because he was “playing daredevilishly”, why do you think he did it?
- Finally, do you think the belt will return to Brazil?
Do get in touch, comment and let me know your thoughts!