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With GSP being a wuss, will Yushin Okami get the next crack at Anderson Silva?

Everyone with half a brain knows that the way to beat Anderson Silva is to put him on his back. Sure, he’s still got some deady tools at his disposal even from then, but at the very least he’s not likely to KO kick you in the face. I say ‘not likely’ because he’s still done it in the past – to Yushin Okami. It was an illegal kick, Silva was DQ’d, and it was the last loss he’s suffered on his record.

That was back in 2006. Now Okami is pushing hard for the title shot he was promised back in 2008 that he missed out on because of a busted hand. And because of all the pussyfooting going on between Georges St Pierre and Dana White over an Anderson Silva megafight, he might finally be getting that shot! Here he is talking to CagePotato about it:

How did you feel when you knew you wouldn’t get the title match next?
Well, I’ve heard various things, but instead of GSP I want to fight Anderson, beat him, and I believe I’ll become a new star in the UFC. I’m concentrating and training for that fight now.

If the Silva vs. GSP happens, how do you think it will go?
Well, there is the problem of weight…and GSP will go for the takedown. But the middleweight division is for the fighters who are there, and have been fighting there, so I don’t think there’s much point in that fight. Basically, I haven’t really thought about it because Anderson and I are top of the middleweight division, so it should be left to us.

Do you have a message for Anderson Silva?
Anderson is the top of the middleweight division and I am coming for the belt. I promise you’ll see him fall and I’ll be the new champion. Thank you for your support!

The scary thing is he might be able to do it too. Okami has all the wrestling ability of a GSP, just without the charisma, excitement, or fanbase to go along with it. It’d kinda be like watching a larger Georges take on Anderson, except the UFC makes a lot less money and might end up with a dud champ no one likes. But I guess that’s the pesky thing about running a legit fight league: you gotta keep lining up the contenders even if it might cost you the biggest mega super orgasmo fight in the history of the sport. Considering Okami’s been waiting for three years and 40+ ppv events now, he’s sorta due.

  • iamphoenix

    as much as i don’t like anderson silva, FUCK YUSHIN OKAMI

  • Billytk

    When are you going to write a post entitled “With Anderson Silva being a wuss who gets the next shot at Jon Jones”

  • frickshun

    Okami ain’t beating this guy. He’ll get some takedowns. He’ll ride top position for a couple of minutes. They’ll get stood up. Then the bodies will start hitting the floor. Actually, only 1 body. An unconscious Jap guy w/his eyes rolled back so he can see his own brain. Then he’ll ask his brain “Do you still think it was a good idea to beg for this fight?” His brain will answer back “smrfrmsfhrfrmsmmmmm”. Because that’s what your brain says when you get smashed in the face so hard that it has to reboot.

  • glassjawsh

    good to see frick remembered how to be funny

    oh and okami by UD IF this fight ever happens

  • frickshun

    Jawsh–>you’ve been making some wacky fucking predictions lately.

  • CAP

    Okami does deserve his shot but there is no upside other than sporting legitimacy. I don’t see why they can’t hype this up with how the last fight between the two ended. They can take that footage and go with the bad blood angle and pray Okami doesn’t win. I’ve actually wanted to see it for a while. If Grey Maynard can fight for a title so can Yushin Okami.

  • matthewpolly

    Okami deserves his shot. The UFC made a mistake in pushing so hard for superfights that clearly the smaller fighters do not want to take. The fights probably won’t happen and it hurts the smaller fighters’ reputations by making them look scared. Weight classes were instituted for a reason: to try and prevent Hawaiian phenoms from slacking off on cutting weight.

  • FiveBoltMain

    I’m with the skate or die bitch. I want to see Okami vs Silva.

  • frickshun

    Let’s hope Okami is over his foot-eating fetish & won’t try to swallow an upkick from his knees again…..

  • lukustra

    you mean hes a shittier GSP with shittier striking and Jon Fitch ground game.

  • Reverend Clint

    Okami doesnt wrestle hes a judo guy, or so ive been told

  • G Funk

    ^ GSP doesn’t wrestle, he is a kyokushin karate guy.