Jesus shit. Considering everything going on in the world today, you’d think MMA would be able to get it together and produce some worthwhile news to write about. Venezuela and Columbia are on the verge of war, the gays might be one step closer to destroying America, and it’s do or die time for Hillary Clinton. Yet it seems like the only thing anyone in MMA can talk about right now is how fucking dominant Anderson Silva is.
Sam Caplan says it best: It’s not that the UFC’s middleweight division sucks … it’s just that all of the fighters suck compared to Anderson Silva. If Anderson wasn’t around, it’d probably be a very exciting time in that division, with Okami, Hendo, Franklin, Lutter, and Marquardt banging it out amongst themselves for supremacy.
Whoever’s on the top of that pile would still be in reach of the 10 or so mid-level fighters if they got on a hot streak. It wouldn’t be like we were saying in The Low Blow radio show last night where half the middleweight fighters might as well just give up because they’re NEVER going to even come close to beating Anderson Silva.
Of course, I do believe we were all saying this about Georges St Pierre back in the day too, and look what happened to him at the hands of Matt Serra. It only takes one bad fight to make people realize you’re a mortal. And while Hendo wasn’t that bad fight, he was a bad round. And that’s a start, I guess!