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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BoD 2.0, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:21 PM.
Doesn't mean it was boring.
You folks should try watching the fights.
"I didn't particularly find Silva to be an exciting fighter." That's what you said and I interpreted that as you don't find him exciting... where is the problem there? Some people hate Tony because he is cringe on the mic but almost everyone finds his fights exciting... I haven't seen one comment calling his style boring on Sherdog. My reading comprehension is fine and your use of examples isn't very good.
So wait, I didn't say his finishes were exciting? I like how you're telling me how I should and should not feel about the entertainment level of a fighter. Literally the worst fans possible are the ones that tell you what you should and should not like.
I didn't find his style of fighting to be particularly exciting. When he got the finishes, they were cool as hell. Everything up to that point was usually slow and dull.
silva vs cote wasnt that great either.
Snorefest. The only entertaining part was when Silva hid behind the ref.
Condit - No
No you said his finishes were fantastic followed by "but what exactly is exciting about a guy that never engages his opponents ever?. Plus your first sentence was "I don't particularly find him exciting". For me Anderson had that "Oh shit" factor when you knew you could by moments away from another HL reel finish of top level competition. Nobody finished guys like Anderson did. Plus his fights against Sonnen 1&2, Vitor, Bisbing, Franklin and 1-2, Dan Henderson were all great fights with great finishes.
7 > 4
Silva >>>>> GSP
GSP fans are worse than the plague.
I didn't find the Vitor fight particular exciting......until the finish. What did they do before the finish? Nothing.
I don't disagree with anything you said. I'm just saying Silva's fights were more fun to watch. Silva was not as dominant as GSP in a lot of them, but he would pull out the spectacular finish and win, in the end. Silva is a better showman and has a more exciting style. He is also a cheater and GSP is the better fighter.
I know, but Silva was fun to watch. I agree, GSP is the better fighter.
The real conclusions should be:
1. Different fans enjoy different things in fights
2. The excitement level of a fight is based on what BOTH fighters do
Both Silva (PEDs or not) and GSP were absolute dominant champs. I generally enjoyed both of their careers and some of their fights are highlights in modern MMA IMO. Both guys were also in fights that I did not enjoy very much. Mostly because they were often so dominant that there was almost no sense of suspense.
GSP tended to dominate every minute of every fight. Silva was all about the explosive finish. What they had in common was extreme patience. Neither guy would break their discipline very easily.
For me it was the anticipation of two of the most technical and quickest strikers at MW facing off together... knowing that any shot could end the fight. When Vitor exploded with quick punches being dodged by Anderson like he was in the matrix I was at the edge of my seat.
Condit fight was one of, if not his most exciting fights lmao
I think we enjoy different parts of this sport.
You didn't actually see the Maia fight.
Repeating it 30 times a day doesn't make it any more true.