Originally Posted by dbader08
So you would be pulling for a boring fight?
Not saying all of Okamis fights are boring, but if he were to win against Silva, don't you think it would be in a rather boring and somewhat unconvincing fashion?
No, I would not be pulling for a boring fight, I would love for it to be a great fight. With that said, since you imply that exciting fights consist of a winner being decided in a convincing fashion, it is clear to me that our ideas of what is a boring fight are clearly different.
Was Shogun / Machida 1 boring? I didn't think so. Was Rampage / Forest boring? BJ / GSP 1? Was that boring too? These were great fights where one could make an argument that nobody won convincingly. A great fight doesn't have to end with a KO or submission, it doesn't have to end convincingly.
But fight preferences aside, I'm pulling for Okami/Silva because:
A.) Okami is the #1 contender and deserves the shot.
B.) Okami has been promised a title shot on several occasions
C.) Okami, stylistically, matches up very well against Silva
Title shots shouldn't be dictated by fans' fighter preferences. Fighters earn title shots, it's not a popularity contest. One can make the case for GSP deserving a shot against Anderson, I certainly wouldn't argue against it. Pending a victory over Jake Shields, GSP has absolutely cleaned out the WW division (as it stands). Can Silva say the same? Can Silva say that he's cleared out the MW division, when he hasn't fought the #1 contender who already holds a victory over him?
You don't like Okami's style, and that's cool, I can appreciate where you're coming from; but the man has worked his ass off for the chance to recognize a dream. To be shortchanged the way he has, to be written off the way he has, not only does him a disservice, it delegitimizes the sport.
GSP's game plan is going to be the exact same game plan Okami goes into the fight with (get it to the ground, maintain a safe top position and GnP when possible); and I would wager that Okami would execute it better.