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    Default Silva's 'story' unravels during the post-fight



    There's still no clear answer on what Anderson Silva was doing during his fight with Patrick Cote at UFC 90. He spent 10 minutes dancing, twirling his fists and at one point offered to help Cote off the mat. He was clearly mocking Cote and not coming clean about it after the fight is a sham.

    Silva said the inactivity and clowning was his strategy:

    "I never underestimate any of my opponents. That was my strategy. He was lost. He could never find me. That was the strategy, I was trying to confuse him."
    But a few comments later during the presser, Silva's defense of his action were unveiled as shady when he said he apologized to UFC president Dana White:

    "I apologized because I trained really hard to go the full five rounds. I really feel like I owe everyone an apology. I owe you guys an apology, the fans an apology and Dana an apology."
    What was he apologizing for? He stated that he was sorry that Cote got injured. Why would he have to apologize for an opponent's injury?

    Click below to hear Silva's post-fight comments with the help of translator Ed Soares:



    Dana White's excuse that Silva simply had a bad night doesn't hold water. It was clear in the five exchanges during the 10+ minutes, Silva could overwhelm Cote at any point.

    The damage has been done. Silva produced the ultimate double whammy. He wouldn't cooperate with the big city media before the fight, came off as a clown during the event and finished the evening assuming that the fans and media are stupid with his flimsy excuses.

    We should've known what Silva thought of the fight by the look on his face during the pre-fight presser. I wonder what someone like Matt Hughes would say about the performance? Remember that he was the guy who trashed Rashad Evans when he pulled similar antics during his early fights on The Ultimate Fighter 2. Sean Sherk was clearly biting his tongue commenting on the Silva fight during the post-fight presser.

    One UFC fighter in attendance at the All-State Arena told Yahoo! Sports that he thought for a second that it looked like Silva had money on the fight and had to carry to a certain round. Thanks boxing and EliteXC, now you've got UFC fighters suggesting shady action during a fight.

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    One UFC fighter in attendance at the All-State Arena told Yahoo! Sports that he thought for a second that it looked like Silva had money on the fight and had to carry to a certain round. Thanks boxing and EliteXC, now you've got UFC fighters suggesting shady action during a fight.

    Yikes. And they were in fact taking action on a round-by-round basis for that fight.


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    I have no problem with a fighter ending the fight in the round of his choice. Muhammad Ali used to call the round regularly and I never saw an issue with that either. I wish Cote's knee had held up, so we could have seen another round out of Silva and a brutal ending to a fight that he tried to carry for the sake of the fans. Silva owes us no apology. if anyone owes an apology, it's Cote. He's the one who's body broke down from little more than hopping up and down. Perhaps he should focus on more fighting and less hopping.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Silva and EliteXC are single handedly turning MMA into a joke.
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    I do not think this should be that big of a deal other than saying Silva showboated a little too much.

    That being said anytime you hype an athlete up to the level that UFC and the announcers did fans are going to be disappointed with anything less than a dominant performance.

    UFC has claimed he is the best p4p fighter and the world and Rogan and Goldberg were saying things like "he is a once and a lifetime athlete" and "he will be talked about for decades and decades". So to follow that up with a performance that was high on style and some of the hottest dance moves and low on actual fighting there is bound to be some backlash.

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    I do not think this should be that big of a deal

    I just think it's a little scary to have someone suggesting, and someone reporting, that Silva knew he could beat Cote at anytime and was carrying the fight into a specific round when oddsmakers were taking action on what round the fight would end in - especially given the way he was fighting was completely out of character for him.


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    who said it? could just be sour grapes
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    I don't know. The post above just says "One UFC fighter." No matter who it was or how untrue it may be, it's not good to have that thought being bantered around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
    I don't know. The post above just says "One UFC fighter." No matter who it was or how untrue it may be, it's not good to have that thought being bantered around.
    I agree, but if it was someone with the last name of Franklin, I would quickly dismiss it.
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