Why is no one interested in seeing Silva Belfort 2?

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  1. MJ1432

    MJ1432 Yellow Belt

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    I've been reading all this Silva-Bisping talk, and it's gotten me wondering why no one seems interested in seeing Silva-Belfort 2, cause honestly, it's the middleweight title fight that interests me the most. I think it's pretty much agreed that Belfort is the second best middle weight now that Weidman's out (in the last 5 years, Vitor has only lost to two guys who are both in the P4P top 3). He's a favorite in his fight against Bisping, and I think would be against just about any Middleweight except maybe Weidman (who's hurt anyway, but who didn't want to fight him in the first place and rejected his challenge). More importantly, he matches up way better with Anderson than most of the other top guys. Bisping's a very good fighter, but he's not really much of a finisher, he tends to be a guy who uses good technique to wear down opponents, and lacks the power to really blast them away. That style simple does not seem workable against Anderson, you just can't out technically strike him. Vitor, with his monster power, his speed, and his ability to end a fight quickly, strikes me as some one with a much better chance of taking down the champ. This was the prevailing wisdom a couple years ago when he and the Spider first fought, and I don't think anyone's opinion on either fighter has really changed much since then (unless watching Vitor lose to the monster that is JBJ somehow changed your opinion on him).

    I get the issue, that the fight already happened, and Belfort lost. But he lost by the ultimate flash KO, he got put to sleep by a kick that had never been used to KO someone in the octagon before. It's not a fluke, but it's not something that's going to happen again, and if people are interested in seeing Cain JDS 2, or really any redo of a flash KO, then I can't understand why they wouldn't want to watch this fight too. If everyone thought it was going to be the fight of the century a couple years ago, I just don't see why there should be such a total lack of interest now. So if Vitor devours Bisping like a lot of us think he will, why not set up Silva Bisping 2. It strikes me as a way better fight than Silva Rockhold, Belcher, Boetsch, or whatever the else the UFC will be able to put together while Weidman heals (all assuming, of course, that Jones Silva proves unmakeable).
     
  2. ABC

    ABC Silver Belt

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    not going to read all that, but I'm down for the rematch.
    I would rather see rematches with Vitor or Franklin than see Bisping or Weidman get smashed for the first time.
     
  3. icex48x

    icex48x Brown Belt

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    I want to see it.

    Vitor is really a fantastic striker and would have rather seen that fight go 2 or 3 rounds instead. Kinda curious if Anderson could eat shots from Vitor.

    Only problem is Vitor gas tank and it seems like he tends to freeze up in certain fights. I would love to see Vitor have the belt around his waist...
     
  4. RaggedyRooster

    RaggedyRooster Blue Belt

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    I didnt read all that

    But to answer your question
    Nobody wants to see Belfort get sleeping on the job
     
  5. RaggedyRooster

    RaggedyRooster Blue Belt

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    *go
     
  6. TASTEofmySCYTHE

    TASTEofmySCYTHE Silver Belt

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    I actually do wanna see this fight.

    The only non-Super Fight matches that interest me @ MW right now are...

    Weidman, Vitor, & Lombard

    The only reason I wanna see the Bisping fight at all is to see him get KO'd.
     
  7. StocktonStuff

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    up until the ko front kick the first fight seemed like it was going to be terrible. literally they danced for three minutes then silva threw a kick and lights out. Great kick... but with two counter strikers and a potentially boring fight that everyone knows the eventual outcome of in terms of win loss why even make the fight?
     
  8. icex48x

    icex48x Brown Belt

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    With that mentality, Anderson shouldn't fight anyone but HW's then right? :rolleyes:

    Or at least never fight at MW again..
     
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    wlu29 Banned Banned

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    Weidman is an animal who hasn't even come close to his potential yet. I think he would hand Belfort his ass.
     
  11. StocktonStuff

    StocktonStuff Brown Belt

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    there are other options at 185 that pose more of a threat than belfort
     
  12. PoisonGodMachin

    PoisonGodMachin Green Belt

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    Probably cos he just lost to Jones, and there are other fighters atm that deserve the shot more than Belfort.
     
  13. Senkoy

    Senkoy Purple Belt

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    Didn't read but after how idiotically Vitor got knocked out last time I'm not really interested in the rematch.
     
  14. kpxl1023

    kpxl1023 Green Belt

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    Belfort already got finished by both Silva and Jones. Not interested in watching him fight Silva
     
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    rather see lombard get a shot before vitor gets another one. and honestly, vitor got destroyed in that fight.
     
  16. Heisenberg

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    Id rather see jones silva
     
  17. RearNakedCh0ke

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    I want him to get another shot. The last fight ended quickly and didnt answer anything(more than Silva is a great fighter but we already knew that).
     
  18. BROWNPRIDE

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    i am but it seems the ufc aint
     
  19. CajunOutlaw

    CajunOutlaw Purple Belt

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    I'm disappointed the picture of Anderson kicking Vitor in the face wasn't on the first page. sherdog is slipping
     
  20. TheDangerZone

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    Vitor is a great striker, but he, just like everyone else, simple isn't on Silva's level. Silva lives in the matrix. He doesn't just beat people. He doesn't even just out-class them. He just frustrates them and then, when they don't understand what's going on, he removes their soul, and adds it to his collection. He breaks world-class fighters. Vitor was dropped with an epic front-kick. To be honest, I could see Silva pull the same finish on him, just to prove he can.
     

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