So damn close. I hate Silva with a passion, but you can't say the man isn't in fantastic shape. If Sonnen just had better cardio this could have been a KO. He was scoring tons of hits, but they just didn't have the power behind them.
Sonnen didn't win, which is sad because there was a good fifteen minutes of thinking about what a world with Sonnen as champion would be like, but he did make himself a star. If he gets another win over someone, he should go right back to the front of the line.
All throughout the leadup to this fight, people were talking about how Sonnen creating a pro-wrestling feel with his trash talk. And now, here's a total pro wrestling finish --- the heel dominates but the face pulls out a narrow win in the closing moments. Sets the stage up perfectly for a rematch that will draw even more money.
Originally posted by ScottyflamingoI don't understand why everyone loves Silva. He comes off as very arrogant imo.
For me, it has something to do with how he is the most amazingly fluid and accurate striker I have ever seen in MMA.
Sonnen did to Silva what Dan Henderson was doing before he forgot what he was doing and lost. I don't know that there is another middleweight in the UFC capable of grinding out rounds against Silva like Sonnen, and I'd love to see a rematch.
I was most impressed by Matt Hughes on this card. I was 50/50 on the fight, but thought that if Hughes won it would be by late TKO or decision. That sub shocked me.
(edited by samoflange on 9.8.10 0854) Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
That is one of those knockouts that make you wonder if Pacquiao will ever be the same fighter. Of course I looked away when it happened. Nothing ever happens in the last 5 seconds of a round anyway ... right?