As an Anderson Silva fan; he’s my favorite UFC fighter; the end of this bout is hard to watch, but he sort of brings it on himself. While I disagree with Joe Rogan’s hindsighted claim that “you can’t play games in The Octagon”; Silva’s antics have been successful until this point; The Spider simply goes too far here.
It’s a carryover from his last fight at UFC 153 in which he stood against the cage and let Stephan Bonnar punch him seemingly just to entertain the crowd, but Chris Weidman, led by head coach Ray Longo, isn’t having it. “Punch a hole in his fucking chest,” Longo commands. Weidman aims for the jaw instead.
my rating : 4 of 5