Originally Posted by Sturmgeshutz
Silva's conundrum is whether to keep his hands low to stop the TD or to keep them up to stop the 4 shot combos. I think he will instinctively keep them up because of the last fight, therefore the fight will likely go to the ground were Weidman will win via RNC in the 2nd rd. My prediction.
I think people are going overboard with the keeping hands low to prevent the TD thing.
First of all, he is capable of dropping his hands very quickly to avert a TD, or at least try to do that. Certainly faster than any wrestler can shoot. He can be wrestled down from a Greco clinch though.
Next off, I don't think that he kept his hands low because he was terrified of another TD. It didn't look like Chris had much left to even get another one. He kept them low to put on a show and also to bait Chris so he could try to make him look stupid.
It didn't work out and he got knocked out.