I just love how Anderson doesn't want to fight Weidman now nor do we know when he will want to and he is looking for a superfight. But this fight is with the champ of the weight class below him at a weight he has never fought at and with a much smaller fighter. He has an ever bigger superfight with the weight class above him at a weight he has fought at 3 times and won all 3 times in convincing fashion and against a fighter who is undefeated and a win against him would certainly cement his legacy.... but he has not interest in this. This all makes perfect logical sense...
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Also, I get the argument for the JJ fight. I want to see it too, as much as the next guy. What I don't understand is not wanting to watch the GSP fight first. We can have them all haha... why settle for one?
The point I was making about JBJ is that, once (if (Im betting he will)) he makes it past Sonnen, I think both Machida and Hendo pose a great threat to him. So I just want to be sure that he can actually clear that one extra title defense before Silva fights him. If one of those two guys beats JBJ, that would take away a lot of the importance of Silva beating him too.
Conversely, that nonsense is not subtle at all, and one of the reasons I actually strive to bring an bit of perspective back to the discussion.
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Jones is currently considered the kingpin at 205. No one thinks he's had an easy path, he's been lucky, or grossly overrated. If Silva were to beat him now, it would be the biggest feather in his cap. Any subsequent losses by Jones after, would largely be attributed to Silva having broken him or his aura.
How can you be more worried about Jones losing AFTER he fights Silva, rather than before he fights Silva?
If Jones vs Silva was announced tomorrow, that would probably go down as the biggest fight in MMA history. Despite their weight-classes not being cleared, the magnitude of the fight would be enough of an excuse. Silva's skillset of striking/BJJ would match up well with Jones' flashy range strikes/wrestling.
GSP/Silva on the other hand, despite also being a huge historic fight wouldn't carry the same weight because A) Georges has been finished twice in his career already, B)Georges isn't actively chasing the Silva fight, and C)GSP would be the huge underdog since his wrestling would be harder to implement on a much larger opponent, who has top notch BJJ, and because fights start out standing (which favors Silva).
If Silva wants to shirk his duties as MW champion, he should relinquish the title, and then seek his vanity fights. And if you are going to give up the MW title to "cement your legacy", then you might as well go after the biggest challenge out there.
And that is a fight with the bigger, "unbeaten", champion who already finished your fellow Brazilian friends.
Granted I think he beats them, but not nearly by as much a margin as I see Silva beating Weidman and GSP beating Hendricks/Diaz.
Considering Anderson's coach said it would be a crime for Anderson to have to fight GSP at 170 ... I have a hard time even entertaining the idea until I hear Anderson speak it.
Too many post to quote but shouldn't we wait until Anderson's next fight is booked before we get pissed and call him out for ducking Weidman? It's not like the he could have fought him in the mean time since Weidman has been injured. I'm blown away that people still get so worked up over the stuff Silva's camp says. I think it's bs if he doesn't fight Weidman next but I don't understand how so many people get worked up about something that hasn't even happened yet.
Last edited by Ashy Larry; 02-19-2013 at 04:57 AM. Reason: I said the same thing twice
So yes... he could have fought Weidman before, but chose not to.
Maybe it wasn't your intention, but it really sounds like you are implying that Silva said he didn't want to fight to dodge Weidman, then when he became unavailable, Silva came out of the bunker he was hiding in (from Wiedman) and asked for a fight.
How can someone get crap for taking a fight on short notice to save a huge card in his home country? The dude fought a massive LHW and came in at 203.
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