It is not uncommon for Anderson Silva to put his hands down to draw his opponent into a striking match. He's done it successfully in previous bouts, however it may have cost him his UFC title as Chris Weidman capitalized and knocked out the champion at this past Saturday's UFC 162. Long time manager Ed Soares spoke on the antics, agreeing that maybe this time it was too much:
On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Soares conceded this wasn't the first time Silva has behaved in such a manner during his fights. This time, it caught up with him.
"I think he went out there and was taunting him and doing certain things Anderson does once in awhile," Soares said. "There's a possibility he may have taken it too far this time. And unfortunately he wasn't able to walk away with the W."
Still, though, Soares has been around the fight business a long time, both as a manager and as promoter of the Resurrection Fighting Alliance. So he knows by this point to take the good with the bad.
"You move left when you should have moved right, and your night can end," Soares said. "Unfortunately, Anderson has a tendency to walk on that tightrope of taking risks. It's part of the reason people like to watch him fight is because he takes those type of risks. Unfortunately, Saturday night, didn't go his way."