fisk Posted July 9, 2011 Report Share Posted July 9, 2011 I usually really enjoy the commentary of Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg, but when I watched this fight without sound I experienced a completely different fight. Joe is awesome at commentating to keep the fights alive and interesting and can even get John Fitch seem somewhat exciting with his breaking down of the laying on top on another dude for 3 rounds. However, what I saw without audio was really weak striking from Sonnen, and expressions from Silva that did not show any sense of "I'm in danger", even when he stumbles and falls or gets taken down he isn't really rocked or hurt, he's in control of himself and seems to me to know exactly what he's doing. Of course Chael took him down several times and had excellent control. But the dominant fight I saw before (with Rogan's commentary) wasn't really there. Most of the strikes Chael did were weak because he focused on keeping control on the ground only posturing up on a few occasions. Don't get me wrong, I still think that hadn't Silva done the triangle at the end, he should've won. I just don't think it was that much of a domination that everyone and their mother seems to agree upon. No more a domination than Fitch vs. 90% of his opponents, or GSP in his last couple of fights. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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