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  • 08-21-2013, 10:24 PM
    Twist of Lemon
    The only way I see Vitor vs Silva happening again is if Silva beats Weidman and they don't instantly do a trilogy because Weidman gets injured in the fight or in training camp.

    Still holding out hope for Jacare/Belfort one of these days.
  • 08-21-2013, 09:52 PM
    Sniggles
    Has Vitor done what Anderson has done?
  • 08-21-2013, 09:10 PM
    rivethead
    A crap title for a supercrap translation. Another interweb hack looking to misrepresent information to create melodrama and attention for an article based on an interview he can't even understand. THAT's where MMA journalism is today...and the UG isn't even as bad of a site as so many out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Got it. So Anderson gets his rematch, immediately no less, but Vitor can pound salt? Seems legit.
    To be fair, he said he didn't think so, and noted that they're all employees of the UFC. If dana or Joe Silva books the bout, he'd take it.

    Anderson has been about risk/reward for the last 5 years. Given the chance to take the path of least resistance, he's going to take it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    Actually, your argument discounts the potential for champions, even dominant ones, to be the beneficiary of a "fluke" victory which I would question.

    While I don't consider the situations equal, I think it's abundantly clear that no one was clamoring for Vitor to get an immediate rematch. However, he has earned one and Silva has seen fit to posture himself against it everytime it's mentioned.
    You win the internets, my friend. That sums it up right there.

    rh
  • 08-21-2013, 06:53 PM
    rough-n-tumble
    So it isn't that he doesn't want to fight team mates, he doesn't want to fight anyone within a 3mil square mile radius with a population of 197mil people. OK!

    It sounds ridiculous but in the end Silva fights everyone put in front of him. We may have to hear some strange babble from him but he walks into the cage and fights. I think the issue with a Vitor rematch is that Silva feels he easily took him out and has no other business with Belfort. I'm fine with that as long as Silva isn't the champ.
  • 08-21-2013, 04:34 PM
    AnchorPunch
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    While I don't consider the situations equal, I think it's abundantly clear that no one was clamoring for Vitor to get an immediate rematch. However, he has earned one and Silva has seen fit to posture himself against it everytime it's mentioned.
    Well said, sir. I owe you yet more rep that the system won't allow.
  • 08-21-2013, 03:37 PM
    SimpleJack
    Actually, your argument discounts the potential for champions, even dominant ones, to be the beneficiary of a "fluke" victory which I would question.

    While I don't consider the situations equal, I think it's abundantly clear that no one was clamoring for Vitor to get an immediate rematch. However, he has earned one and Silva has seen fit to posture himself against it everytime it's mentioned.
  • 08-21-2013, 03:19 PM
    Mr. Cornute
    A challenger for a fight getting knocked out in short order is a hell of a lot different than a 6-7 year champion losing his title and being given a chance for redemption. At this point I cannot argue and do not argue against Vitor getting a rematch considering he has all but beat out the other title contenders in the division BUT to make the argument that this is the same as Anderson Silva getting his rematch is quite stretching.
    Even at this point if GSP were to lose, guess what he will be getting a rematch (immediately) as well considering how long he has held the title basically to prove it was no fluke. I think Jose Aldo would likely get the same treatment. The only reason GSP did not get that treatment when he lost to Serra (1st time he won the title) is due to the fact that he just won the title and it was his first defense of the title and he was knocked out. At this point as the dominant champion and reigning for as long as they have these champions will get the preferential treatment when it comes to rematches for titles.
    Vitor has not held gold in his recent run (with the UFC) so the comparisons do not hold water.
  • 08-21-2013, 03:04 PM
    TN94z
    Quote Originally Posted by m1ckeykn0x View Post
    I bet he wouldn't land that kick again.
    No but now he could sure use that kick to set up others.
  • 08-21-2013, 02:21 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
    Good thing Silva isn't in charge of making fights.

    Sad to know that is how he feels about fighting Vitor in a rematch.

    I bet he wouldn't land that kick again.
  • 08-21-2013, 02:18 PM
    AnchorPunch
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Got it. So Anderson gets his rematch, immediately no less, but Vitor can pound salt? Seems legit.
    That's the real lesson IMO.
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