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    Anderson Silva Says Taunting Chris Weidman Was All Part Of His Strategy
    "When I finished my fight with Chris Weidman I was tired and not too happy," he said in a recent interview. "I train hard for the win all the time but sometimes you don't have the chance to win. Chris Weidman is a strategist and focused. Sometimes you have a good night in the fight, sometimes you have a bad night in the fight."

    Many fans assumed Silva's antics are what caused Weidman's left hook to collide with his chin. However, Silva claims it was just a bad night, and it was Weidman's strategy that brought his streak to a screeching halt at UFC 162.

    When asked if he felt the taunting is what led to his demise, Silva answered:

    "It's part of my game, not because I don't respect my opponent. I respect my opponents, but this is my strategy," Silva said. "I have the next story now - December 8th - the new Anderson is coming. I'm more complete for the new fight."
    http://www.fightline.com/fl/news/201...nderson-silva/

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    The amount of clowing is exactly what I am referring to. This is part of his style and he uses it to bait opponents who have subpar striking. He spends the first minute of each fight sizing up his opponent to decide which strategy he wants to use.

    He doesn't use the same tactic in every fight regardless of popular believe. Those who think otherwise probably haven't studied his fights enough.

    Sometimes he will just box, sometimes he will focus more on his MT, sometimes he will focus on leg kicks (usually when his striking is off), and sometimes he will fight close to the cage so if he gets takendown he can get back up. If Vitor was a bad example you can substitute Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen and even Stephan Bonnar.

    He is perfectly capable of fighting the way he did back in Pride (with his hands up).
    The tactic of trying to bring his opponent into his world via the clowning is in every fight. Of course the techniques used are going to change per fighter. He has different opponents that call for different styles. The clowning is always there. Backing up to the cage, laughing, talking, waving your opponent in, fighting with hands down, etc...same tactic every fight. That's what I'm talking about

    But anyway, this is not really on topic that much. I see what you are saying but I think I may not be explaining what I am trying to say that well.
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    http://www.mmamania.com/2013/8/26/46...fight-club-mma
    Spider Silva says 'new Anderson is coming' for Chris Weidman

    "I don't disrespect my opponents," Silva said. "This is my strategy, my style of fight. People say ‘Anderson no respect the opponent, no respect Chris Weidman.' This is not real. I respect Chris Weidman. I respect my opponent."

    Immediately after the knockout loss to Weidman (replay here), Silva told Joe Rogan inside the Octagon that he didn't want the "All American" rematch. That, of course, changed less than a week later when the second bout was announced.

    Silva explained he received some coaxing from UFC President Dana White.

    "The first time in my life and my career I get knocked out and I'm not happy," Silva explained. "The time I finished the fight, I'm no happy, but I go back to the hotel and three days Dana talked to me: 'This is very important for your legacy. We need you back. We need you to go for a rematch.' I talk to my coach, and my family. My coach say, ‘Yeah this is very important for you. They need you back. They need you to give for the fans one more fight. One more chance for the fans watching for the belt."

    Regardless of the loss to Weidman and whatever outcome occurs in the rematch, the fighter who is often referred to as the greatest of all time feels his "legacy is complete."

    "In UFC, I break all the old records," he said. "I stay the belt for seven years."

    The 38-year-old Brazilian is "excited" about finishing the remaining fights on his 10-fight deal.

    "I have one more fight for Chris Weidman," he said. "It's part of my contract. I win, no win. I straight my focus for the next and the new fights."

    The rumored superfights against Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre are still "possible," Silva said. "But my focus now is Chris Weidman, and next is my dream is the fight with Roy Jones Jr. in boxing."

    Silva has no plans about hanging up the gloves anytime soon, either, and spoke of the fighters who have pushed the envelope in regards to age.

    "My inspiration is Randy Couture, Dan Henderson... these guys... forties," he stated.

    The former middleweight champion showed his sense of humor when he was asked what he would be doing if he wasn't a mixed martial artist. After R.J. Clifford asked Silva this question, the quick-witted Rickey Bones chimed in with, "A Michael Jackson impersonator?" A reference of course, to the famous PRIDE 21 walkout to Jackson's Don't stop til you get enough.

    "Hee Hee," Silva said in his best Michael Jackson voice, before he, Clifford and Bones all starting laughing. "I love Michael Jackson. He's a part of my life."

    After joking, Silva gave a possibility: "In my family is my dad and my brothers club in Brazil," he said. "So, I no fight maybe same career, the club in Brazil."

    What about Steven Seagal? His name is always mentioned with regards to Silva and his training, although it has trailed off since the front-kick to the face knockout over Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.

    Silva began to laugh as if he acknowledged how comical the 7th-dan Aikido black belt's presence has become in MMA.

    "I have the new strategy for my next fight," he confessed. "I talk to Chuck Norris and Bolo Yeung for help for my next fight," he joked. "I try to talk to Jean-Claude Van Damme, but he no answer the phone," he continued. "I say, ‘Please call me, I need your help.'"

    For a man that just lost the title he held for over seven years, he sounded in great spirits and was relaxed throughout his appearance on the show. He seems content in where he stands in the pantheon of MMA. Anything he accomplishes from here on out will only add to his legacy, but there isn't much that can take away from his accomplishments thus far in his career.

    In preparation for his "Sin City" rematch, Silva said he won't "change much," as he is concentrating on straightening out his "focus."

    "I go to my grandmaster in Thailand," he explained. "I go for training. I pick up back my energy, the marital arts and the new Anderson is coming. You'll see."

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    The Van Damme line made me laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN94z View Post
    The tactic of trying to bring his opponent into his world via the clowning is in every fight. Of course the techniques used are going to change per fighter. He has different opponents that call for different styles. The clowning is always there. Backing up to the cage, laughing, talking, waving your opponent in, fighting with hands down, etc...same tactic every fight. That's what I'm talking about

    But anyway, this is not really on topic that much. I see what you are saying but I think I may not be explaining what I am trying to say that well.
    IMO Silva doesn't clown every fight. Show me where he clowned in Pride or in his first UFC fight with Leben or even in the rematch against Okami. Maybe we just have different definitions of clowning.

    The Franklin, Leites, Maia and Weidman fights in particular showcased him clowning.
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    Why didn't Silva just destroy Weidman?

    Why didn't he just stop fucking around and beat the hell out of Chris like he "should have?"

    Why didn't Anderson just fight Weidman instead of playing mind games?

    I wonder...

    It's not like Weidman posed much threat other than blanketing Anderson to a decision if he was lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    IMO Silva doesn't clown every fight. Show me where he clowned in Pride or in his first UFC fight with Leben or even in the rematch against Okami. Maybe we just have different definitions of clowning.

    The Franklin, Leites, Maia and Weidman fights in particular showcased him clowning.
    What I mean by clowning is dropping the hands like your opponent can't hit you or you don't respect his power. Anything other than technical striking, I consider a bit of clowning. You know, waving one hand while you strike with another..aka Ali. That's what I mean by clowning. It doesn't have to go as far as what he did against Maia or Weidman for me to consider it clowning.

    That was before the "mystique" of Anderson had set in. He didn't have much of a chance against Leben. It was a short fight and Leben got right in his face. And IMO he did the same against Okami by dropping his hands, etc...He may not have danced around as much against Okami but the game plan was still pretty much the same. If a fighter gets in his face immediately like Sonnen or Leben, then it's different obviously. But if Anderson weathers that portion of the fight and gets stood up with some distance, he immediately implements the sucking his opponent in game plan. And I'm not saying that's a bad thing. It has worked. I'm just saying that it happens in almost all of his fights.
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    Dan Henderson Wasn't Disappointed To See Anderson Silva Get Knocked Out.
    http://www.fightline.com/fl/news/201...dan-henderson/

    "Anybody that disrespects their opponent in the middle of a fight by showboating or just acting like the guy doesn't have any skills to beat you, like Anderson was doing at the time he got knocked out. A lot of fans, myself included, aren't really disappointed to see him get knocked out. I just wish he would have done that kind of thing when I fought him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    IMO Silva doesn't clown every fight. Show me where he clowned in Pride or in his first UFC fight with Leben or even in the rematch against Okami. Maybe we just have different definitions of clowning.

    The Franklin, Leites, Maia and Weidman fights in particular showcased him clowning.
    The 1st time I remember him clowning was the Cote fight, I was a big fan since Pride but I jumped off bandwagon that night. Glad he got KO'd looked good on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN94z View Post
    What I mean by clowning is dropping the hands like your opponent can't hit you or you don't respect his power.
    Ok that explains a lot. Thanks
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