OK, well why did Sonnen take the route he did? He said some pretty racist things about Silva, calling him a thug and gangster and such. I realize a lot of peoples immediate reactions are to instantly discount racism, but it's a real thing. I think deep down(not so deep for some people, but no one here is blatantly racist) a lot of people liked the idea of a white American trash talker being the champ. I know most people don't care, but I know a lot of guys who were fans of Hughes went to Lesnar then Sonnen. Not really a coincidence.
I think really big fights like this are always polarizing. People who wanted Sonnen to win and put all of their souls into a victory for him now feel cheated, so they look for excuses. It's a weird thing about sports, people feel emotionally attached to the outcome of events. Personally, I mostly just watch it for entertainment value. I do care a bit, like I was worried after Silva got taken down, but if he lost the fight I really wouldn't have cared that much as long as it was a good fight.
Originally Posted by optimusjoel
For me I want to see him lose just because he isn't the best and people think he is. If the chonan fight happened in the ufc no one would be saying anything about him being the goat. I still remember a fat out of shape Travis lutter schooling him till he gave up. All that said I still think he is without a doubt best mw ever, top ten goat, but not the absolute best.
Nobody is perfect. But if he's not the best ever, then who is? Every great fighter has had some embarrassing moments.