Originally Posted by TheBonger
for being a pussy against AA? You do realize the main objective is too win the fight right? He had a good gameplan, executed it and won. As far as Monson taking him down, I will believe that when i see it.
Yes when your gameplan is to stand there, and stand there..... and stand there some more and then when your opponent throws a punch or a leg kick, you throw a counter punch, yes that is garbage, AA was ridiculous not to be able to capitalize and beat a fighter who is throwing only counters, he did not push the pace at all and nevr threw the first punch in an exchange, for me it was like watching Diego fight John Alessio and that was one ofthe most boring fights I have seen as was the AA vs Sylvia 3.
I know he won the fight and apparently executed his gameplan if it was indeed to just stand there for 25 minutes, when they were interviewing him after the fight and showing replays and saying "talk us through some of the action" and they show a highlight of Tim throwing 1 punch then stand there, cut to the next highlight, Tim throws 1 punch, then stands there, I as a fan feel raped and as a champion IMO Sylvia should be embarrassed by that performance, they both should.
That is all I am saying, it bothers me to see the UFC HW champion defend his title by standing there for 25 minutes and counter punching, not really a champions performance and I was expecting a great fight as were everyone else and felt let down by that fight and the majority of the blame is on Sylvia because AA was pushing the action just kept on throwing the same exact 1-2 combo which was not landing the entire fight but at least the man was still pushing the fight. The moments where AA just stood there to see if Sylvia would actually throw something, he didn't and there were parts of that fight with like 15 seconds of AA waiting for Tim to throw something and then finally saying to himself fuggin I guess this guy is not going to throw a punch or kick.
Chalk it up as a win nonetheless but a sad one at that.