Originally Posted by Jim Jones
And I once again fail to understand how you credit Shogun for his "resume" and fights he won 5-6 years ago, but then bash Silva for ONE bad fight (which he WON, btw...he didn't get subbed like Fedor and Shogun did, he actually WON his fight. Why are you ignoring Silva's resume? One bad fight wipes out six years and running of being undefeated? Of beating some of the best MW's and LHW's in the world? You must have some irrational hatred of him that I don't understand. Silva has earned the respect to be considered one of the best in the world until he loses..and that hasn't happened yet.
So Shogun is allowed the injury excuse, but Silva isn't? Even though it was revealed post-fight that he fought against doctor's orders? Even though he was seen pointing to his ribs after the first round?
Even though Chael Sonnen admitted afterward that he believes Silva did have bad ribs? Okay.
I don't have a problem with ranking him below GSP, I would too. I just think it's ridiculous to see such a lack of respect shown for a guy who has accomplished what Silva has.
No hatred man. If you are to be a top PRP in the world you don't get man handled like that for 23 minutes. He fights in a soft weight class and the only LHW he beat worth a shit is Griffin who was taylor made for him. I'd say he is the 3rd best MW in the world right now, behind Sonnen and Shields.