Originally Posted by rivethead
That's simultaneously hilarious and sad. I actually feel sorry for you, your emotions are so clearly tied to a guy who has absolutely nothing to do with you.
It's kind of pathetic that you not only feel compelled to defend the utterly undefend-able, but you also so with some clarity of understanding that the people you're trying to defend could give a flying fuck what you care, or I care, or anyone else cares, as long as they're cashing the easiest checks that they can.
And yet, you'll probably need to respond to this, as well.
I don't expect you to understand this but as a casual fan Silva is one of the few reasons I am remotely interested in watching MMA right now. The other fighters I like are either on the verge of retirement or are on current suspension.
Well actually as a supposed "hardcore fan" maybe you do understand my point a view especially considering you once defended Fedor with equal vigor.
The way I see it every MMA fan here casual/hardcore has that one special fighter that they will defend with ruthless aggression within limits ofcourse. I don't think you can honestly look in the mirror and say that most of the negative press that Silva receives is not without bias.
One thing I know for sure is that when you are a dominant champion fans will consistantly want to see you challenged until you ultimately cross paths with your demise.