Why is no one interested in seeing Silva Belfort 2?

MJ1432

Yellow Belt
Joined
Dec 9, 2012
Messages
201
Reaction score
0
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).
 
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.
 
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...
 
2 much
I didnt read all that

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

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

Or at least never fight at MW again..
 
mememe.jpg
 
Weidman is an animal who hasn't even come close to his potential yet. I think he would hand Belfort his ass.
 
Probably cos he just lost to Jones, and there are other fighters atm that deserve the shot more than Belfort.
 
Didn't read but after how idiotically Vitor got knocked out last time I'm not really interested in the rematch.
 
Belfort already got finished by both Silva and Jones. Not interested in watching him fight Silva
 
rather see lombard get a shot before vitor gets another one. and honestly, vitor got destroyed in that fight.
 
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).
 
I'm disappointed the picture of Anderson kicking Vitor in the face wasn't on the first page. sherdog is slipping
 
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.
 
Back
Top