posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 05:43 PM
Silva was probably gassed by round 3+.
If you watched the fight, you noticed that he did really well for the first 3 round --- then he sort of.. well, stopped.
He just refused to engage.
I think he was going for a point victory -- which he eventually got.
The whole thing was a little disappointing -- as somebody asked in the post fight press conf. "If Silva is so superior, why didn't he simply knock
The man who asked that has a great point. I think Silva was going for a point victory -- which means, punch his opponent in the face for 15 minutes,
until he has 30 of 50 points, and after that, nothing matters, because even if he loses the next 2 rounds (point wise) he still wins.
So, for the championship rounds (rounds 4+5), he just avoided any danger and ran away from his opponent. Cause he knew he already won the first 3
rounds, and 3 of 5 is good enough for the "w."
[edit on 11-4-2010 by Kaytagg]