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    Anderson Silva plots revenge, defies 'clowning' critics: 'It should continue, it's part of the show'
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    "If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasnít humble, then Iíd think if I was humble or not," he said in a Sunday interview on Brazil's Globo TV. "There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down... It should continue, itís part of the show"

    Still, he acknowledges that he made mistakes.

    His longtime coach Cesario Bezerra, speaking in a separate interview with Globo, alluded to issues with focus that dated back to his time in training camp.

    "He regrets it, lost his focus," Bezerra said. "He apologized, but itís done. The important [thing] is that he has a chance to do it all over again. We lost three months. Anderson is complicated, there are too many things around him. We recently had a problem in the gym and I told him: ĎAnderson, your job is with the hands, legs. Donít listen to those people, youíre not a Hollywood star. Donít forget where you come from, things youíve been through. Youíre the UFC champion. Youíre the star inside there, but here you need to be a simple man. That good and humble man. I donít understand whatís happening to you.' Iím one of his oldest coaches here in Rio, so he listens to me. He answered me: ĎDo you think so, master?í And I said: ĎOf course. It wasnít nice. I donít know what youíre doing, but youíre letting success come to your head, losing humility.' He got upset when I said that, but he later recognized."

    Bezerra said even in Silva's corner on fight night, his team tried to wake him up, "scolding" him on one occasion, but there was a sense that Silva knew exactly what he was doing, and that he would emerge victorious as he always had.

    After he lost, though, he admitted that he struggled, and that he couldn't hit Weidman. At least part of the problem, in Bezerra's mind, is too many cooks in the kitchen; as many as 40 coaches for various things. That means too much information and not enough focus. But he said, that is how Silva likes it.

    "Nobody likes to lose," Silva said. "I train four months to win. But you end [up] learning with your mistakes, and I learned the worst way possible. After everything that happened, we calm down and I realized I had something to question, even question Anderson Silva. I lost to myself, and thatís the worst loss. Losing by knockout shakes you, [it] will be in history, but will leave a lesson."

    Silva also seemed annoyed by rumors of a fix, saying no true fan would ever suggest such a thing given his respect for the sport's fans and for Brazil. In December, he plans to show the win was just a harsh lesson. One day, the 38-year-old "Spider" will fight no more. But for now, he has designs on proving he is still the best.

    Bezerra certainly thinks he'll prove that, guaranteeing "100 percent" that Silva will get the belt back, and that if his charge fights seriously, he'll finish Weidman inside of two rounds.

    "Everybody has to retire, but itís not my time yet," Silva said. "Iíll get a rematch. Chris gave me this opportunity and weíre fighting again. Thatís another chance to overcome, reinvent myself as a person and athlete."
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    Well, there it is from the man himself, no fixes, he just lost, and he'll continue to showboat. Love him or hate him, that's his style, and he's sticking to it...so he says now anyways, lol.
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    If he thinks he can just keep doing it, he's going to get knocked out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    If he thinks he can just keep doing it, he's going to get knocked out again.
    I can live with that

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    You gotta remember he did a sort of showboating even with Rich but back then it was more defensive than anything. The matrix punch dodging for instance.

    I think we'll see those kinds of antics. Either way I see him coming out and taking care of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orion_damage View Post
    You gotta remember he did a sort of showboating even with Rich but back then it was more defensive than anything. The matrix punch dodging for instance.

    I think we'll see those kinds of antics. Either way I see him coming out and taking care of business.
    He doesn't use that style against serious threats especially wrestlers. He didn't let Vitor, Okami, Sonnen or Dan Henderson punch him in the face and he certainly didn't lower his guard the way he did. There are certain fighters you just don't do that to.

    Every fighter that has tried to implement that style has paid for it at least once. Its awesome when it works its expensive when it doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbrewer View Post
    He's did the bobbing and weaving against many of them just they never hit him. Maybe Chris studied that and figured were he'd be, or maybe he got lucky. Either way Silva went down
    Bobbing and weaving is one thing but letting someone hit you in the face then doing that matrix move he did against Griffin and Franklin he didn't do. Now if you saw that please point it out to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    He doesn't use that style against serious threats especially wrestlers. He didn't let Vitor, Okami, Sonnen or Dan Henderson punch him in the face and he certainly didn't lower his guard the way he did. There are certain fighters you just don't do that to.

    Every fighter that has tried to implement that style has paid for it at least once. Its awesome when it works its expensive when it doesn't.
    Agree, but I think it is less about what style of fighting his opponent has, than it is about whether he thinks they are mentally weak or likely to break from game plan. It seems to be an case-by-case evaluation on his part. Hendo, Vitor--they mature fighters that are far less likely to fall into a trap even if they get very frustrated. Silva is a master of the mental game and imo would have had several less dominant performances if he hadn't broken many of his opponents with some frustrating showmanship.

    Is it disrespectful? Yes. It is also effective against tentative fighters, but it is risky and is two-sided. If the opponent is weak-willed or just tentative, AND Anderson is feeling superior, it has a strong chance of rattling the opponent into slipping up.

    I think Silva is making a mistake in taking the immediate rematch as has too much to lose. He no longer will feel 100% superior, and Weidman clearly isn't going to be tentative. This makes it a very evenly matched fight whereby if Anderson loses he will have lost his own rock solid confidence as well losing the awe-factor in the eyes of his opponents. He is still one of the most talented strikers out there, it will just be that his "Jedi" powers will no longer be much of a factor, coupled with age/speed etc...
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