Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
There was no miscalculating in dropping your guard and clearly letting someone hit you in the face. That is something Silva didn't do against Sonnen in either fight, Vitor and even Okami.
the miscalculation was clear, with Anderson looking to stay in range to counter with his hands low. He didn't realize Chris could do damage at the same range.

Its clear to me even leading up to the fight that Silva didn't take Weidman's striking abilities seriously. In an interview leading up to the fight he even indicated that Weidman needed to work on his striking and that he needed to work on his wrestling.
yeah, it's clear to others that Anderson was afraid of Chris when he was actively ducking him. Both statements make about as much sense as thinking politicians are all going to stop lying tomorrow.

Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
Silva dropped his hands in the Okami fight. He didn't stand around like an idiot, but he definitely dropped his hands and baited him as usual.
Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
Silva already fought Okami before anyways so he knew Okami's striking wouldn't be an issue. Weidman was a wildcard and I have a feeling he won't use the same strategy in the rematch.
...so did he drop his hands? yes. did you say he didn't? yes. does that make you wrong from the start? yes.

...of course he'll use a different strategy. He lost last time and got knocked on his ass.

But if he comes out with a different strategy it certainly doesn't "prove" that he didn't take the fight seriously the first time, or that he "handed Chris the win" or that Weidman's efforts were a "fluke."

It means he lost, went back and watched film, strategized and employed it.

Quote Originally Posted by earle View Post
So you're saying Anderson did underestimate Weidman's striking overall, but more importantly, he underestimated Weidman's reach, specifically? Okay, fair enough.
Yes. I just took two million more words to say that.

I'm also saying that underestimating where an opponent poses a threat doesn't mean that he didn't take the fight seriously. It just means he was [gasp!] wrong.