Originally Posted by RemoWilliams1a
Silly is silly.
The reason Anderson clowned more and seemed to be more rushed and urgent in his clowning as opposed to prior fights was because when Weidman put Anderson on his back in the first round he was the first opponent who was doing threatening damage from that position and using that to set up threatening sub attempts.
That was a game changer for Anderson as he realized this was not Sonnen or Hendo or Lutter on top and if Weidman was able to put him on his back for 5 straight rounds things would not go well for Anderson.
So come round 2 Anderson showed a crazy urgency to try and bait Chris to stand and bang. He did so well before he traditionally has and without taking the time to fully feel out Weidmans timing. Again that was because of the threat Weidman was on the ground.
So Anderson hung his chin wide open to Chris as bait and Chris took the bait. Anderson got what he wanted. But Chris did not miss like others and had the power unlike others, to put Anderson to sleep when he connected.
There's a huge flaw on your view.
Anderson did not need to get any more urgency as you put.
because the bait was for Weidman to stand & bang with him, and Weidman was already there. he did not attempt any takedowns since Silva stuffed it twice on the first.
if anything, the fact that he was clowning and Weidman was catching him shows he needed to STOP CLOWNING and start counter-punching... which Silva did not do.
if you recall the fights against Maia, Silva first beat Maia (or most everyone else) by counter-punching him/them. Once he established he was the better striker and put doubt on those fighters he would clown them to have them open up and THEN end the fight.
With Weidman, he simply did not punch back. That obviously made Chris even more confident, since Silva was not attacking he could punch in combinations.... which ultimately was what caught Silva.