Discwrangler wrote:Its the ufc's fault. Bad matchup, same thing happened against Thales Leites. 100% their fault.
Immediately after the fight, I was mostly disgusted with Silva but I think I agree...Silva doesn't pick his fights, the UFC does. And it is not a good stylistic matchup...Maia is not a striker, he has almost no offense. Silva is almost a pure striker and primarily a counter-puncher. He refuses to fight on the ground. It was a match made in MMA fan hell.
Put Chael Sonnen in there with him, if only because he doesn't seem to give a shit about Silva's mystique.