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Thread: 'Spider' camp: Anderson Silva 'may have taken it too far' taunting Chris Weidman

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    You've heard it from outsiders, now one of the closet people to Anderson Silva is chiming in on the possible influence his Octagon antics may have had on the jaw-dropping outcome of his fight against Chris Weidman last weekend (July 6, 2013) at UFC 162.

    According to Ed Soares -- Silva's friend and manager -- "The Spider" may have taken his taunting a little too far in Las Vegas, Nevada, which ultimately led to his unconsciousness and the crowning of a new 185-pound champion.

    But, those antics, or "risks" as Soares describes them, are what makes Silva who he is and what makes him such a fan favorite. In other words, Saturday simply wasn't the Brazilian's night.

    His words on "The MMA Hour:"

    "I think he went out there and was taunting him and doing certain things Anderson does once in a while. 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. You move left when you should have moved right, and your night can end. 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."

    And as far as conspiracy theories claiming Silva threw the fight, Soares says that's just "stupid."
    He vents:

    "People have all these conspiracy theories. It's stupid. It's nonsense. Yeah ... I plan to get knocked out. C'mon. Who plans to get knocked out like that? If he was planning to do that that, why wouldn't he just have tapped to the leglock? C'mon. I'm going to plan to get knocked out? That's ridiculous. Anderson doesn't like to lose, he just got knocked out. Take nothing away from Chris Weidman. ĎOh, that was a lucky shot.' Well, you know what? 100 percent of the punches you don't throw, don't land. He threw a punch and it landed."
    "All American" was able to dethrone "The Spider" in devastating fashion, putting him to sleep with a well-placed left hook -- a punch that was set up after Silva pretended to be dazed and wobbly by a mirror-image strike seconds earlier.

    And unlike Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar before him, Weidman was able to keep calm and collected, not allowing Siva to freeze him with his taunting.

    Naturally, Soares is bummed to see Silva lose, but he says he is very happy for Weidman's success given the fact that he's gone through so much adversity of the last year with his shoulder injury and the destruction of his home by Hurricane Sandy.

    Furthermore, Soares is confident the "respectful" "All American" will be a good UFC champion.

    As far as what's next for Silva, Soares says rest and quality time with his family is all that's on "The Spider" agenda for the time being and fighting is the furthest thing from Team Silva's plans.
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    Ya think?
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    Chris may have taken it to far by refusing to play your game and simply knocking you out.
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    15th thread stating the blatantly obvious. Articles and topics in the same subject can be brought up in a singular thread...

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    Wow the haters can't even be at peace with Soare's comments.... wow. Very classy gentlemen.
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    ah...because soares hasn't been a blight on the career of Anderson Silva for the last 5 years, calling him out for the understatement of the month automatically makes people haters.

    Got it.

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    Like I said people thrive off of negativity. Case and point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Like I said people thrive off of negativity. Case in point.
    You're such an idiom sometimes.

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    Yea for some odd reason GOD chose not to bless me with perfection. I don't know whats up with that sh**.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWIFTboy View Post
    You're such an idiom sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Yea for some odd reason GOD chose not to bless me with perfection. I don't know whats up with that sh**.
    I thought that joke was awesome. I also think it was a good word play, RD, not an attack on you.

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