Originally Posted by roaddawg
Your anti-Silva bias is once again bleeding all over your posts. Silva was kicking ass before he even came to the UFC, and before he even fought Chael Sonnen.
Considering Chael was a relative unknown If anything Sonnen owes him a thank you note for the same reasons you listed. Its the oldest trick in the book, find a high profile target, talk shit and attempt to use them as a stepping stone to elevate your status.
Silva already broke UFC records meanwhile Chael was getting submitted by Maia. The only one Silva should be thanking is GOD first, his family and friends as well as his training camp. He can even thank the UFC for giving him an avenue to showcase his skills.
Chael should thank the UFC for giving him multiple shots at the title because he could have been banned from the company for drug abuse like Nate Marq...
What you are forgetting is that Silva's last fight before Chael 1 was Dameien Maia, you know the one where he played the air guitar and ran around the ring for 5 rounds...Dana was ready to give him the boot for a performance like that (or at least threatened to) Silva's PPV numbers were never great before Chael and this rematch will draw huge numbers for the UFC in PPV buys because of Chael finally getting Anderson to respond. Every Superman needs a Lex Luthor or Batman needs a Joker.