Hurricane Irene is hours from my apartment. My girlfriend is sleep in bed next to me and her family is laid out in various places across every room. We’ve stocked up on water, toiletries, batteries and anything else we could think of. To be honest, I’m kind of nervous…but Im not thinking about the hurricane coming towards me. Im thinking about what Anderson Silva just did to Yushin Okami. What makes Silva so amazing is that by fighting him you play into his strength, which is fighting. It must feel awful to not be able to punch a man whos standing in front of you with his hands down, and your only job in life at that moment is to punch him. What Anderson did tonight cements his place at the top of the all time greats discussion. No one in the history of this young sport has dominated as many top fighters as he has. The only man in the UFC to even come close to beating Silva fought “The Spider” when he had a bruised rib, AND he was was juiced up. You know what happened? He still found himself bloody, unconscious and on the losing end of a battle.
Sometimes I think this fight is too young for statements like “we’ll never see another fighter like Silva”, but the longer he dominates, the truer that statement becomes. Anderson isnt just a fantastic fighter, what separates him from other great fighers is the air of mystery that surrounds him. When he does media he seems kind of fun and goofy, never shows his cards. But inside the cage that all changes. Deadly accuracy, sneaky submissions and brutal power. He’s as hard to figure out outside of the cage as he is inside. The only thing we really know about him is that he’s good at fighting. Sometimes I think that when we’re all old and thinking about our glory days, 2 things will still be the same; Jay-Z will still be good at rapping and Anderson Silva will still be good at beating people up.Stop by my blog and get my page views up! Thanks!