AquaMan2342 wrote:Meh. It's a two-sided coin. Of course White is going to complain, he's pushing a product....and in that case Silva will pay for it by being an undercard fighter until he gets his "act" together. That being said, fans who complain about stuff like this are kinda baby-ish IMO. The guy is just flat out bored and his title defenses have been against people who don't stand a chance against him. Look at the scorecards. If you're Silva, why are you going to risk getting hurt or by some act of God one of your opponents lands a sucker punch/kick when you can outquick the opponent and win on points without breaking a sweat. All this "disrespect" garbage is stupid and it's just UFC fanboy complaining because the fight itself wasn't exciting.
Not sure if this is directed toward my post or not, but a few quick things...
Silva kept harping on the fact that Maia disrespected him. This has nothing to do with anything fanboyish that I'm coming up with. It's what he said. I was just trying to figure out if anything actually happened, or if it was Silva's way of absolving himself of the negativity that people are directing his way.
Secondly, I disagree with your assessment that Silva is doing what he's doing to avoid a lucky knockout. If that was his intention, he wouldn't have run around with his hands by his sides sticking his chin out at the beginnings of the Forrest and Maia fights. If he wants to be cocky, that's his perogative. The problem with it was the fight was largely unentertaining due to the fact that everyone knew he could finish the fight, but never did. Rather than seeing the best fighter in the world display his craft (which is why people buy these things), we were treated to a half hour of idiocy.