I have a few questions : mouthpiece gate and Silva not capitalizing on front kick

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  1. Hazuki Ryo

    Hazuki Ryo Green Belt

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    First of all, it was an entertaining fight, and 40% Silva did well for his age.

    However, i want to ask you sherbrahs what is the rule concerning the mouthpiece loss? If you lose your mouthpiece and there is no action, does the ref have to stop the fight for a moment and give it back to him straight away? Is it Herb's fault for letting it go on or Bisping for wanting his protection back? I thought the mouthpiece was a basic and obligatory protection...

    Then the other question is more a wtf was silva doing through the fight. I know he is getting old and wants to save his energy, i know he also uses to capitalize on opponents mistakes and is not a pressure fighter, so why did he let bisping recover after the front kick?? He's not even running after him ffs !!



    It's almost like he was there for the show and the money. I don't quite understand his approach, it's almost like he was mentally sparring.

    Anyway good for him on battering Bisping's face, as usual Anderson left with no bruises, and is still blood-free since 1998.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Usually, if there is a pause in action, the ref will call time and help the fighter replace his mouthpiece.

    Anderson is getting up there in age, and I don't think he has the stamina to really get after opponents like he once had.
     
  3. WildShrimper

    WildShrimper The King

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    Ouch you could see some of Bisping's blood fly on top of the cage there
     
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  4. The lord of bones

    The lord of bones Banned Banned

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    Silva showed a tremendous lack of fight IQ, he really could have won that fight in Anderson Silva fashion, if his piss comes back clean, I'll be satisfied.
     
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  5. Bvr

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    I was yelling at my tv when he didn't go for the kill after the front kick in the 5th. I thought he was clearly down 3-1 and needed the finish, guess silva and his corner saw it differently.
     
  6. Defeat Unknown

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    Almost looks like he's trying to display dominance over Bisping there. Like he's showing it didn't take much effort, trying to intimidate him.

    That's ego.
     
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    Wow, on the cameraman as well!
     
  8. FeloniousMonk

    FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    I was discussing this with a
    friend last night & my homie
    has a pretty good theory on
    anderson's possible attitude
    going into this fight & why much
    of his performance seemed
    unorthodox... (Obviously,
    it's all conjecture between two
    fans...) anyways,

    Anderson is a lifelong martial
    artist. He may be at a point in
    his craft where he is using the
    fight more as a testing ground
    for his art. He's been training
    new techniques& before the
    fight, hardy was mentioning
    how silva seeks lessons from
    anyone he feels he can learn
    from... sorta like fellow great,
    Pierre. so perhaps he was fighting
    more for himself, finally. As
    opposed to fighting for the belt,
    or his fans or his family...

    Especially now that the sport,
    with all the testing & regulations,
    is heading in a direction where
    skill & natural ability will be of
    utmost importance. I can see
    how silva might want to test
    himself in this way.

    Also, Bisping is a tough mother
    fucker. Dude didn't even drop
    from that blow. Anderson
    probably knew he needed his
    energy. Which he did...
     
  9. Hazuki Ryo

    Hazuki Ryo Green Belt

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    Yeah but if you had to burn your cardio any moment in the fight it was the FUCKIN TIME
     
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    effedup Silver Belt

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    No thats called speculation
     
  11. Sirwastealot

    Sirwastealot Red Belt

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    This could be it. Same as the weidman side. I think silva takes this posturing to an extreme where its really making him less effective. Sometimes you have to forget all the mental games and just hit the guy.
     
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    He's getting old and is trying to conserve his energy. Also possibly wanting to go 5 rounds to get back into the rhythm after a long layoff.

    There's a number of reasons, lately Andersons never wanted to finish early.
     
  13. Defeat Unknown

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    "I had him rocked, but I wanted to conserve my energy".

    Really?

    Him walking away and celebrating early suggested he was quite content with "finishing early". That is some bad dc, bro.
     
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    I also think he does way too much rope a dope even though he looks like he enjoys it he has to be careful because his chin isn't what it used to be
     
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    I think it was Hardy that pointed out that After Anderson dropped Bisping in the 3rd and thought he won, jumping on the cage, thinking the fight is over only to be told it wasn't, he had to have had a HUGE adrenaline dump for the rest of the fight.

    And the mouthpiece replacement is totally at the refs discretion. Otherwise guys would be spitting them out every time they wanted a break in the action.
     
  16. Jimmy jump

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    Arrogance plain and simple and i'm a Silva fan.
     
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  17. Hazuki Ryo

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    Yeah i would go for this reason among others (cardio, declining reaction..)
     
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    the mouthpiece rule is simply, don't spit it out
     
  19. Diet Otsuka

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    Constantly surprised by how little understanding of the rules people on here have.
     
  20. RockyLockridge

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    it's a pretty under stated rule that rarely comes into play
     

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