“There are many people saying I was disrespecting Cote, but this is absolutely not true,” Silva told Sherdog.com. “My game plan since the beginning was fight five rounds, inducing him to commit mistakes and capitalize on that during the first three rounds and look for the knockout during the fourth and fifth rounds. It was working, and the biggest proof of that is that I almost didn’t waste any blows. I connected with a couple of good punches and knees, but unfortunately he got hurt and the fight was over. This is not my fault.”
Three rounds of elusiveness and then two rounds of destruction. Looks like Anderson tried to take a page out of Lyoto Machida’s book for the earlier portion of the fight. Again, it’s too bad shit went awry before the good stuff happened.
I’m still curious as to why Silva decided to depart from his standard ass whupping gameplan. Could it be that he was testing out this new strategy against someone he figured wasn’t much of a threat to him? Or is this how he intends to face off against all known heavy hitters? Perhaps he was planning on doing something similar against James Irvin but didn’t even get the chance.
Past some idiot tinfoil hat retards who think Standgate means it’s socially acceptable to shout “FIX” whenever anything strange happens, I think we all believe Anderson when he says he was fighting the fight he wanted to fight and it was all part of a greater plan. But I’m still left scratching my head wondering WHY he chose that plan. That plan sucked.