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Monday, 07/09/2012, 05:42 am

Rockhold On Silva’s ‘Dirty’ Win At UFC 148 "It Just Wasn’t Very Champion-Like For Me" | Strikeforce News

By Jamie McAllister
Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold comments in an interview with SiriusXMSports.

Rockhold commented on the UFC 148 main event and feels like Silva’s victory was tainted by his antics.

“I call it like I see it,” Rockhold said “and [the win] just looked dirty to me.”

Rockhold comments on Anderson taking the Vaseline from his face and rubbing it on his chest and arms and grabbing Sonnen’s shorts. He also states it is not the first time he has seen the UFC Middleweight Champion look for advantages.

“[Silva] greased himself again,” Rockhold continued. “After the Vitor [Belfort] fight I saw him grease himself. I wasn’t very fond of that first one. He did it again, blatantly. And then the shorts grab. And then finally the knee, it ended up legal, but it looked like bad intentions.”

He also believes a champion should set a good example and states that Anderson’s performance was not very “champion-like”

“All that together, it just wasn’t very champion-like for me,” Rockhold concluded. “I want to see a respectful champion out there. I know emotions might get high with all the crap talking, but you gotta keep those separate and gotta fight clean.”

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131 Responses to “Rockhold On Silva’s ‘Dirty’ Win At UFC 148 "It Just Wasn’t Very Champion-Like For Me" | Strikeforce News”

    • Thom says:

      Rockhold, no one cares about your lame MW championship fight, so don’t call out your superior.

      • Speak for yourself cretins!!! Luke told it exactly like it is. Go back to watching TUF!

        • Jayden says:

          True, but Anderson was just wiping the sweet from his face because he was a nervous wreck. He had too much pressure on him to win. He was absolutely terrified of chael. And chael mounted him in the first like 30 seconds. Cmon guys the fight was chaels and he was paid to throw it. He was never meant to win either the first or second fight. Dana white paid sonnen because of the Damien Maia fiasco. He was the perfect villain for Anderson to win his fans back. And look how they all flock back to the champ. Not because he won but because chael forced the good guy role upon him. Like cmon guys seriously if chael wanted to win and has all the tools too, why would he just throw a crazy spinning back fist and fall on his ass? Why didn’t he just play it safe all silva had was his triangle and I’m defiantly sure chael could have defended it this time.
          It’s all about da $$$$$$$$$$$.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          100+ there..I’ve loved the UFC for so long now but I can honestly say that botched spinning back fist looked anything but real. Being a fan of both Silva and Sonnen I’m really disappointed in that fight, definitely thrown..

        • Xaninho says:

          Sonnen was gassing out and couldn’t take Silva down in the second. Then he decided to throw odd strikes hoping to divert SIlva’s attention from the takedowns or maybe even rock him with a lucky shot.

          Silva ducked under that amateur spinning backfist and the rest is history.

          Don’t go looking for things that aren’t there.

          It’s funny though…Sonnen’s fans were saying on here that Silva’s fans would come up with all sorts of excuses once Sonnen ‘beat him again’.

          And now this whole site is full of lame bullshit excuses from the Sonnen fans.

        • DanaWhiteTheBoss says:

          Oh shut up with the excuses already. He threw a spinning back fist to try to throw silva off but he fell instead. Not rigged, stop being such a baby.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Coward………I just don’t talk like that Dude. But you know now that I think about, NOT BAD……Maybe that was ONE of the techniques Seagal showed Silva the mind bending make’em throw a spinning backfist so he can fall on his butt and then you can knee him in the face Aikidodo technique…So what do you Think, WrestlingRules???? Is it plausible???

        • WrestlingRules says:

          BTW: you are right WRESTLING DOES RULE…you have then most kick-ass name on this site…HooRah…

        • WrestlingRules says:

          BTW: You are absolutely right. WRESTLING DOES RULE especially the effeminate form called juijitsu….

          Plus I really like your name; WrestlingRules it really kicks ass!!!…HooRah

        • lionstrangler says:

          Anyone who thinks a fight of that magnitude could have been rigged is a fucking retard. Beyond stupid to even suggest it

        • Matt says:

          WrestlingRules you are truly delusional dude..but keep saying and posting your bullshit Chael excuses and eventually you’ll believe them to be facts.

        • Mike cannon jr. says:

          The shit that comes out of u idiots / mouths/keyboard… Lmao… Fail sonnen… U qeerz are delusional … Lmao.. Ahahahahahaahaha losers just like your looser hero…

        • BJ S says:

          You’re an idiot. Chael Sonnen has never been able to defend a triangle. i.e. Damien Maia, Forrest Griffin etc. He never had a chance to win the fight. You’re all idiots!

        • Mike Rivera says:

          you sure are blind. cleaning the ref wiped him down because he was smearing vasoline all over him self even a retard can notice that.

        • Larry says:

          WTF? What are you talking about? Idiot! Chael was juiced the first fight, the second fight no juice in his system, so he got tired after trying the same stunt again. That’s why he tried a spinning back fist and fell, he was exausted, dumb Ass!!!!!!

        • Coleton says:

          Paid? really ? thats all you can come up with. Silva is the superior fight who took advantage of a mistake. Thats all there is to it.

        • donkeyballs says:

          Jayden you’re wrong a trilogy would have been the biggest payday. Now chael has to fight out of limbo and gauranteed money for being the CHAMPION

        • Dafuq says:

          Not sure if Troll or just dumber than a sack of hammers

        • you’re joking right?

        • Nick says:

          LOLLLLL you my friend are a retard!!

        • jimmy says:

          oh shut the fuck up ya fucjkin baby…it was a legit win…chael got caught end of story…you think u know it all, but u know shit you chael loving bitch face

        • James Healy says:

          So in other words you’re saying the UFC is the WWE and there’s no point to these matches?
          You’re a fucking idiot. Shut the fuck up and accept that Chael lost just like he said he did. God you fucking Chael nut suckers are even worse than he is. Can’t admit that Silva is legitly one of the best fighters out there. Just like if he was to meet you, he’d fucking kick you in the goddamn face. Just let it fucking go and accept you all suck a giant load of shit and don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

        • Sergio says:


        • Xaninho says:

          Sergio, learn how to spell. And enjoy that TKO in your ass. It feels good, yeah?

        • andy says:

          @Xaninho Lol! I was thinking is “TKO in your ass” a new sex move like a dirty sanchez or something?

    • HIIIPower716 says:

      lets see rockhold and silva….lmao

    • california grown says:

      u must like anderson

      santa cruz folks call it like it is

  1. Yo Daddy says:

    Pretty true. Silva had some whack ass antics on this one.

  2. Wrestler66 says:

    I respect Rockholds opinion he spoke the truth … Silva did beat Sonnen but you can’t say he did not Grab shorts , Attempt to Vaseline Up,

    • bxer says:

      What happen to? If you not willing to go too far you wont go far hahaha Lol that shit backfire on his ass,everybody was entertained by chaels trash talk, and when Anderson Silva went off on chael everybody acted like Anderson was totally wrong, rockhold talking shit know, rockhold s only a champion because he was not good enoughf for the UFC so he had to go to lower level competition, no matter how much heaters talk shit nobody can deny the fact ANDERSON SILVA WILL GO DOWN AS THE GOAT,

  3. Wrestler66 says:

    No Anderson fan in the world can deny the facts !!!!!

  4. kong says:

    wtf! anyone else wanna try to get their five minutes of fame from anderson silva. give it a rest already. is the strategy of holding someone down for five rounds champion like? fing haters come out of the woodwork. anderson silva ftw!

  5. ThaGreenBandit says:

    What wasn’t very champion like? Landing a legal knee to a downed opponent? Grabbing Sonnen’s shorts for two seconds, only to later have his grabbed by Sonnen, who gladly admitted that he did so? You Sonnen fans are a sorry bunch. Get over it. When it comes to fighting for the title, dude is better at talking the talk than he is at walking the walk, and he just proved it again. He wants to be, but never will be the best. End of story

    • WrestlingRules says:

      How in the hell do you grab Silva’s skin-tight speedos???? Dumbshit, why do you think Silva wears his speedo shorts to show off his peanuts???

      • ThaGreenBandit says:

        This is what I think. I really like Andy in his skin-tight speedos, and I would JUST LOVE to eat up his peanuts, yummy…

      • ThaGreenBandit says:

        You’re fucking pathetic. Seriously. You and your gay ass comments you make on this site, while using someone else’s name just go to show you’re a closet fag, bitch. If you’re gay, you’re gay, just come out and admit it and stop fakin’ the funk. You ain’t no real wrestler, either. You just love having any reason to try and get close to a real man. Bitches like you are ruining this site.

      • ThaGreenBandit says:

        You’re a closet fag, dude. Just come out and admit it.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          You don’t know crap kid. You didn’t even know that that is why guys wear tight shorts did you?? That is fuckin’ elementary you little bitch, Yah I got you now you little cunt, Talking shit and NEVER fuckin’ fought in your life, you little bitch…NOW STFU and GTFOH!!!

        • Mike cannon jr. says:

          I think ur the dumbest fuqr here for sure wrestlingfools.. Lmao and that’s saying alot…

        • WrestlingRules says:

          You are a homosexual aren’t you??

        • AJ says:

          Sadly, you are wrong about the reason people wear skin tight shorts. A.) You can still grap them quite easilt, as the band is still elastic and one can reach inside, also the material stretches considerable. There is plenty of space to grab onto, and any real grappler in any form would know that. B.) People wear the skin tight ones because they are less like to pulk up and get in the way or get caught by an errant foot or something while passing/changing positions, nothing to do with intentional grabbing of shorts as it is nearly unavoidable if you opponent wants to do so. C, they actually provide less restriction because the material moves/stretches more than usual shorts, so they provide more freedom in movement for strikers…like Anderson Silva. Thanks for playing, Wrestling Rules. Oh and since you believe wrestling is so dominant…how many wrestlers are holding belts in UFC right now? How many have in recent years in comparisson to jiu jitsu practitioners?

        • WrestlingRules says:

          EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID WAS BULLSHIT and you know it if you know anything…………

  6. Mach00man says:

    Did anybody watch the post fight conference? Chael didn’t have a problem with the shorts grab or the Vaseline. Only his butt hurt fans did. Oh and the knee….”it looked like bad intentions”…really? If I were to knee someone I would have bad intentions too, the intention to fuck somebody up! Chael lost…..again! Get over it!

    • lolziez says:

      i 100% agree….people flippin out on the vaseline rub like he had half a container on his face to rub all over his body lol, although the shorts grabbing was abit to much and not just a grab and let go thing, but who cares, and the knee no doubt was legal so all in all Silva is still the man and Chael, well maybe he can take mama to Silvas house for his steak dinner

  7. John says:

    Maybe if he didn’t grease up and grab the shorts.. “The American Gangster would of destroyed him” LMAFO!!

  8. Michael B. says:

    Oh yes, the momentary shorts grab was detrimental to Sonnen and is what led to Silva’s victory. What cheating scumbag lol.. nonsense.

    As for greasing, I didn’t see that but that would be pretty sketchy. In the end tho it was AS skill that proved to much to to the real CHEAT Sonnen. Had the utmost respect for Chael after their first fight till his testosterone came back thru the roof. That’s just blatant, intentional cheating.

    • you sir,are a moron says:

      So you didnt see the ref wipe him down with a towel before the fight started?he most definitely rubbed vaseline on his chest and were probably too busy trying to deep throat anderson to notice.

  9. BigPapi says:

    Hahaha don’t make me laugh Cockhold you’re a fuckin joke nobody gives 2 fucks about your C-grade championship belt you fucking bitchboy get off Andersons dick with that parted hair. Beat someone remotely close to top 10 and then maybe people will even consider talking about you until then fuck off.

  10. dogfart says:

    vas from the sace will not do anything considering the climate and the sweat. its a small amount of vas

    also it didnt help him much did it?????

    as for the knee. it was intended to be chest or it would have hit the head lol. it was for bad intentions its a fight, you are supposed to hurt your opponent.

    shorts grabbing is in nearly every mma fight and by that time chael was already running away so go figure. chael even said himself that he had grabbed andersons in the first round.

    chaels allowed steds?

  11. Xaninho says:

    “And then finally the knee, it ended up legal, but it looked like bad intentions.”

    WTF? It was a legal knee to the chest and there’s nothing more to say about that knee!

    This chump with his 2nd grade belt should shut the fuck up. The shorts grabbing was from both sides, even Sonnen admitted that and now mr. Lick Cockhold is making a problem out of it?

    I hope Kennedy is going to grab his shorts and knocks his ass out.

  12. jone says:

    who is luke rockhold???/ i now the name but just cant put a face to it,,,,ohhhhh wait wait its that loser who got fight SF..he is such a serious …he is everything a champ should be…he has the same faggot haircut as cheal…and he is complaining about te knee with bad intentions? yeah anderson wanted to hurt the fukin guy he insulted his wife…anderson should be band from mma in my opinion …he threw a knee with bad intentions…mma is not about hurting people…my god…that knee was almost as terrible as when gsp has matt serra turtled in a balll and gsp threw knee after knee after knee the the ribs amd liver…boths guys not very champion like…rockhold can open his mouth when he fights some real compitition….who has he beat??? jaockaray? (spelled wrong ) or keith jardine,,..he will ne lucky to make it past kennedy

  13. Zack says:

    Rockhold fucking sucks why was he even asked for an opinion

  14. Omar says:

    Complete Dumbass!!! STFU!!

  15. Dee says:

    What’s all this hate towards Silva? Guys pull shorts and grab cages all the time. Not to mention throw head butts, low blows, and eye pokes, and hits to the back of the head. Not disrespect to Chael because he’s a cool guy, but this guy was allowed to boost his testosterone against a 37 year old man. GSP greased up for the BJ fight and that’s never mention when discussing his legacy. For the last couple of days, I’ve heard nothing but negative things about Silva from his win over Chael; to him not fight anyone in his career; to Chael slipping and falling; to his lucky wins over Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort, and Chael Sonnen. I don’t understand. The guys isn’t perfect. He’s human, but I have notice that there’s a lot of negative comments being said about him all through the media. By the way the trunk pulling had no effect on Chael falling and getting hit with the knee. Also grapplers who utilize the gi grap each others give all the time, and that doesn’t prevent them from being taken down. Grabbing someone’s gi is only good for preventing being submitted, leverage or choking someone. It doesn’t no prevent someone from being able to pull off a double or a single leg. Far as the greasing go, The ref wiped it off.

  16. ya herd says:

    look what happens when silva isnt injured and sonnen isnt jucied up lol he gets a beat down! the sonne silva hate thing was all fake and just hyped up, personaly i think the first fight could of been a set up to make big $$$$$$$$$$$$ on a second fight,

  17. zingbot2000 says:

    Man Stfu, Silva is the champ and everybody knows it. Don’t even know who this guys is but not scrolling back up to check his name, don’t care.

  18. Wrestler66 says:

    Rockhold is The Truth !!!!!!!

    • Xaninho says:

      No that’s Brandon Vera lol

      • WrestlingRules says:

        Isn’t that scared bitch Rua fighting him instead of Texeira?? Now that’s the TRUTH; “Rua is a scared bitch and don’t want to fight Glover”

        • Xaninho says:

          I wouldn’t go as far as calling Rua a scared bitch, after all he has been in enough wars to prove he’s not a bitch…However I do agree he should have accepted it. He probably knows there is a big chance he would lose against Teixeira, that dude is a beast.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Here’s why he passed:

          Jones – lost
          Griffin – won (like this raises your stock)
          Hendo – lost
          Glover = feared he would lose

          Therefore, pass and he thinks Vera – win.

          Let’s Hope Vera puts him closer to being retired…

  19. may day says:

    Got a problem with Silva? Call him out directly. Or else you are a bitch…

  20. mean170 says:

    This dude would get smashed by at least 5 fighters in the MW division if not more. Chael would pound his face in, so would Munoz, Bisping, Belcher, Vitor. Kill yourself. And shame on this website for even posting this.

  21. Macc says:

    Alot of people forget this but sonnen WAS “juiced” up for this fight, in the first fight his testarone lvl was 17:1 or some amazing shit like that and for this fight he was allowed a 5:1 for his B.S. medical condition! I would also like to add the NSAC allows a 6:1 ratio, that’s why I laugh at the sonnen fans being but hurt over the short grab and small greasing he did. Phael still had the advantage and STILL couldn’t pull it off..

  22. maurice says:

    fixed fight? more like chael was doing pretty good, up until anderson stuffed numerous takedowns in a row. chael threw that spinning backfist so fucking hard there was no way he was going to keep his footing. that backfist had BAD intentions behind it, but anderson saw it a mile away. i think the short grab was cheap, but luckily he didnt land any punches or kicks off of it. and anderson wiping grease off his face onto his arms and chest was not cheating, he has done that quite a few times. this one time the commissions dont like it and wipe him off. and the knee was legit. i wasnt sure until the replay, then i was relieved. imo anderson fought a bit sloppy and with way too much anger…yet he still balled up sonnen in the corner and bullied him just like every other victim. sonnen at his best, off of high levels of testosterone, cant be a champ..let alone number 2 in the mw division. i luved when anderson gnpouded chael after that knee. he held one of chaels hands down, and with the free hand he pounded the shit out of him. Phael RETIRE!

  23. maurice says:

    did anyone see the look on chaels FACE after he fell on his ass? at that moment chael wasnt hurt physically, but mentally he got rocked. the entire building, everyone at home, EVERYONE knew the fight was moments from being finished. chael took a huge shit and sat on it when he looked up at the GOAT approaching his silly ass. doing absolutely nothing but awaiting his fate…

  24. Clay says:

    It’s all fair, everyone gets the same amount of vaciline. If they want to take it off their face and get split open then they can. But u need more than a drop on your eybrow to “grease up” with. And where tighter shorts if you don’t want niggers hangin on them. Don’t cry about it

  25. Lol haters! says:

    To all the haters, if u dislike the outcome get to training and dethrone him yourself. I can tell you this, that back elbow he tried to hit silva isnt that hard to dodge, and if he fell down it was due to his lack of technique.

  26. BobbyLemons says:

    Silva may have one, but it’s was more down to Sonnen making a monumental fuck up than it was to Silvas skill.

  27. stan871 says:

    i love how in these threads, when someone makes any statement of Anderson, usually they defend him and then someone talks shit about Chael when Chael wasnt even in the conversation to begin with, lol. Shit is stupid, Anderson is great, but he probably pulled what St. Pierre did to Penn in there second fight, Grease goes a long way, just accept it guys, he fought dirty. (Here comes the hate, below)

  28. greaseworkswonders says:

    I think its funny how people brought up Chael and dog on him when he had nothing to do with this thread to begin with, lol.just accept he used grease guys, shit St. Pierre did it to Penn in their second fight, and knees like that can be accepted, some people can get away with it, some cant, it all depends on who u are and who u know. (And here the shit talking comes below)

  29. mike says:

    He going to talk shit like sonnen did to get publicity and to sound relevant but he’ll just get his ass whooped like sonnen did.

  30. nuthugger city says:

    Jesus… this site is just straight up filled with Silva nuthuggers who are just trying to defend all the bullsh*t in this fight that Silva pulled. If it was the other way around then this sites servers would prolly BLOW UP at all the Silva bf’s demanding a rematch and saying “CHEATER!!!!! ARGGHHH!!!! KILL HIM!!! HE’S A F’ING CHEATERRRRR!!!!! DIE SONNEN!!! DIE!!!!”… lol. It is almost sad that there are more hardcore Silva nuthuggers than Xahanio(sp?).. Jesus, I seriously thought he was bad, until Silva pulls some cheap ass fighting and every single crazy ass fan that wants Andy’s balls in his mouth comes TO THE RESCUE!!!! Seriously, just admit that this fight was dirty as hell and if it was the other way around, then all of you would be crying up a sh*t storm. Its always awesome when it falls in your favor but if it happened the other way around then it’s the most terrible thing in the world. Don’t deny it.

  31. nuthugger city says:

    Jesus… this site is just straight up filled with Silva nuthuggers who are just trying to defend all the bullsh*t in this fight that Silva pulled. If it was the other way around then this sites servers would prolly BLOW UP at all the Silva bf’s demanding a rematch and saying “CHEATER!!!!! ARGGHHH!!!! KILL HIM!!! HE’S A F’ING CHEATERRRRR!!!!! DIE SONNEN!!! DIE!!!!”… lol. It is almost sad that there are more hardcore Silva nuthuggers than Xahanio(sp?).. Jesus, I seriously thought he was bad, until Silva pulls some cheap ass fighting and every single crazy ass fan that wants Andy’s balls in his mouth comes TO THE RESCUE!!!! Seriously, just admit that this fight was dirty as hell and if it was the other way around, then all of you would be crying up a sh*t storm. Its always awesome when it falls in your favor but if it happened the other way around then it’s the most terrible thing in the world.

  32. Rockhold is insignificant says:

    LOL first things first this belt is rockholds only belt and defended against hieth jaardine SO he technically knows nothing about bieng a champ and his not even in anderson silvas LEVEL to tell anderson how to act like a champ

  33. KTFO says:

    who the fuck is luke rockhold?

  34. Mafro says:

    Oh for fucks sake, who is this guy again?

  35. sp says:

    stfu luke no one cares about ur booring ass ,fact is that kneed landed clean and thats it!

  36. TrueOne says:

    I can’t really call that cheating. Using the Vaseline “THAT THEY GIVE YOU” and rubbing it on yourself??? that just sounds like using your tools to your advantage. How could it be unfair if they gave it to him? The grabbing shorts thing was pretty dirty though, but it’s not what finished the fight (I don’t think he even got to hit him to be honest)

  37. Daniyal says:

    Is this dude even relevant in the MW division?

  38. gino says:

    your juz fucking jealous you idiot!!

  39. The_King_of_Pain says:

    I watched it over and over and the punch that knocked Chael down didn’t even look like it hit him let alone have any power on it. I really don’t care which one won I am just saying it was a pretty sketchy finish when watching the knock down over and over.

  40. Christian says:

    I know everyone saw silva spreading the Vaseline all over him but if you were even paying attention they actually wiped him down so he doesn’t get a huge advantage, plus pulling on his shorts had nothing to do with sonnen clumsily missing a spinning backfist and falling, that was all on sonnen. I knee was questionable but there’s a “trained” ref there for a reason, not just joe smo ref gets to ref the UFC. The second round was totally different, sonnen was totally gased, if it would have went any further silva still would have won.

  41. AJ says:

    This guy is an idiot. The Vaseline got wiped off before the fight even started. I think the extremely small mount of Vaseline on his body from his face, which would have literally no effect in a fight because it is an insignificant amount an would go away with sweat anyways, was more to send a message to Sonnen visually. The shorts grab? This guy is a fighter. He should know that it happens all the time, whether intentionally or inadvertantly, and it is just something you deal with in a fight. And finally, is he really passing judgment because of his perception of the intenion behind the knee? A clean strike is a clean strike, and it was planted perfectly. He has no idea what the intent was. But we all saw a clean knee. Rockhold needs to stop critiquing the champ, get into the gym, and put on an entertaining fight for once.

  42. anon1337 says:

    BS stoppage.

  43. Haters need to STFU says:

    WTF is everyone bitching about “And then finally the knee, it ended up legal, but it looked like bad intentions” Aren’t ALL STRIKES supposed to be delivered with “BAD INTENTIONS”? Come on as Sonnen himself said “It’s a fight”.

  44. awol says:

    Seriously? He “just calls it like he sees it?” More like he wants a fight with Silva so he can be relevant.

  45. Axeholes says:

    It’s sad when professional fighters troll for no legitimate reason whatsoever.
    Downright pathetic, actually.

  46. I guess next time they should let Anderson whoop your ass then!

  47. kizer's boyfriend says:

    luke who? bad intentions with that knee? Its called accept the fact Silva is the most accurate striker on the planet and is able to place something like that perfectly on the chest for the win. If he wanted to knee sonnen in the face im pretty fucking sure he was fully capable of doing such a thing dont you think?

  48. Larry says:

    You kidding me? After all the crap Sonnen said about Silva! Put yourself in Silva’s position!

  49. Z-man says:

    ROckhold has what relevance to say anything about Silva? Rockhold should not even be in the same sentence as Silva

  50. coleton says:

    This guy is a moron, Silva won legally period, that’s all there is to it.

  51. Kryptboy says:

    I totally agree with these comments. Chael Sonnen seems to be the only person not taking this upon himself to be vocal about it though! Lol. What a man he is! I love Chael! I cannot wait to see him fight again soon!

  52. nick says:


  53. dlm20 says:

    dumbass. Silva does the same thing before every single fight. he ALWAYS whipes it off of his face and whipes it on his body. he said in an interview after the Belfort fight that he doesnt like it on his face. if you people were EDUCATED mma fans and not bloodthirsty only see what the big corrupt press companies put out, youd know. btw it had no outcome on the fight, neither did the shorts grabbing, and the knee wasnt even a huge deal. if you dumbasses recall, afrer sonnen took that knee anda few punches, he got back up, grabbed a hold of silva, and proceeded to punch him a few times. it was then that silva turned him into the cage and unleashed his vintage fight finishing flurry and crumpled sonnen with a right hand. 95% of you people are sonnen nut huggers and cant get over the fact that silva won, so you will try to find shorts grabbing, vasoline, and illegal knee to help soften the blow. fact is, silva smashed sonnen. and as for Luke Rockhold, who have you beat? who have you fought? Keith Jardine? your a bitch and not even a top 5 MW in the UFC. both silva and sonnen would smack you around like a rag doll. silva would splatter you brains all over the cage so stfu. silva won, sonnen failed once again to beat the man he has talked so much smack about

  54. zach says:

    okay i saw this fight with my dad and we both didnt see the shorts pull, but we do know that he got the same amount of vasoline as sonnen. then the case of the knee strike all strikes are fair except for strikes to the groin and eye pokes, so when sonnen went down the knee that anderson threw was clean. also the fall that sonnen did was due to the fact that he was completely gassed from the previous round cause i mean seriously if you’re gonna go into a fight full throttle in the first round chances are you’re gonna be gassed fast in the rounds after so when he pulled that big spinning backhand and silva dodged it it was an obvious strike that silva saw coming thus giving him time to move and also another thing about sonnens fall you need to remember:these guys are sweating like hell during the fight due to the heat the lights give off so its very easily possible that when sonnen did his backhand his foot found enough sweat that it caused him to slip and fall, because sonnen was not grounded yet that makes silvas knee fair
    Fouls as set out by the Association of Boxing Commissions:
    Holding or grabbing the fence
    Holding opponent’s shorts or gloves
    Butting with the head
    Eye gouging of any kind
    Biting or spitting at an opponent
    Hair pulling
    Fish hooking
    Groin attacks of any kind
    Intentionally placing a finger into any orifice, or into any cut or laceration of your opponent
    Downward pointing of elbow strike
    Small joint manipulation
    Strikes to the spine or back of the head
    Heel kicks to the kidney
    Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
    Clawing, pinching, twisting the flesh or grabbing the clavicle
    Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
    Kneeing the Head of a grounded opponent
    Stomping of a grounded fighter
    The use of abusive language in fighting area
    Any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to opponent
    Attacking an opponent on or during the break
    Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
    Timidity (avoiding contact, or consistent dropping of mouthpiece, or faking an injury)
    Interference from a mixed martial artist’s seconds
    Throwing an opponent out of the ring or caged area
    Flagrant disregard of the referee’s instructions
    Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his or her head or neck (see Piledriver)
    Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat
    When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional. If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.

    if you dont believe me here:

  55. Eric Veloz says:

    Lol The way I see it is that Anderson did kinda try to take advantage of the vasaline but at the same time he didnt want Chael to do what he did last time, just lay and pray, But the ref caught it and wiped him off, And dont get me wrong, Chael came out like a beast and put that fool on his back quick but he messed up in the 2nd round and didnt stick to the game plan, after Anderson came out, He was pretty mad at the fact that Chael took him down so easy so he made sure Chael didnt do it again, He sprawled and then Started working Sonnen, and I think Chael didnt wanna get hit so he acted hurt, And this Rockhold guy is just running his mouth, he wouldnt do any better than all these other Wrestlers that got caught in the Web of The Spider LOL, thats just my Opinion.

  56. Chris says:

    this dude’s an idiot. even if he did grease (which he didn’t bc ref caught it), he controlled chael’s posture the whole first round despite being on the bottom, no slippery or sneaky escapes, then second round he kneed him when chael was on his knees, NO hands were on the ground not a downed opponent. then he knocked his ass out. this is the article from another person who is butt hurt because they thought chael was better, which we all know now, he isn’t.

  57. Brent says:

    It’s a fight!! You throw everything with bad intentions, the grease got wiped off, and for the shorts? Oh well. 😉

  58. Adam says:

    I agree with Rockhold, but he better watch out because eventually he might find himself standing across from that ‘dirty’ fighter who, dirty or not, will take his fucking head off.

    GL with that.

  59. marlon ponce says:

    Rockhold, nobody cares what you think lol

  60. Pijan says:

    Some of ya’ll probably never thrown a spinning back fist or spinning elbow. I’ve thought about how the hell he could of busted his ass, it’s simple. Just like swinging a golf club or throwing a round house, if you put all your energy into it, and you miss, 99% of the time, you will bust your ass. (Not that you would bust your ass swinging a golf club but you get the point..or should). It’s called inertia, 2nd grade science ya’ll. That’s why one of the first things they tell you in Martial Arts is control comes first, never put all your energy into one thing. But in the heat of the fight, specially given the circumstances, I can see why Chael threw it. That shit wasn’t rigged, ya’ll just can’t get over the fact Anderson is STILL CHAMPION. Been a Silva fan since he KO’ed Leben, was a bigger Silva fan when he clowned Maia, still a fan today. ‘The Spider’ is a beast, plain and simple.

  61. Pijan says:

    And fuck this Rockhold fella, maybe he should step in the ring with him, show him how respectable he can be before he gets his ass knocked out. Better yet, he’s probably pullin’ a Chael and trying to talk his way into a title fight. Lol, it’d end early Rd. 1.

  62. bob says:


  63. mike says:

    ok Rockhold go show him how to do it then…oh wait you are not capable. nevermind.

  64. GDragonArts says:

    Alright, My profession is not fighting however i have been studying and teaching the sport that many are calling MMA for 3 years and 2 months. And with teaching i would hope comes an eye for things such as good vs bad fights. Now at 148 i was very pleased that Anderson did not knock out his competitor, all the trash talk leading up to the fight only made the TKO loss in the second round that much more insulting and demoralizing. Basically showing that if you are going to talk the talk you better walk the walk. Hens why i stated at the beginning i am just a teacher not a professional fighter. I’m not qualified to walk the walk this is why i choose not to talk the talk. So if you think that what happened on saturday was dirty, i will ridicule you. You can go step in the ring with that man. Otherwise keep your opinions to yourself because they are insulting to martial artists because that was a very thought out win by Anderson. Tactics over aggression. Thank you very much.

  65. Dave says:

    Who thé F is that guy. lol Viva anderson 😀

  66. rick james bioch says:

    lol Rockhold is a douche just like Sonnen. Is this really all the Sonnen supporter have on Silva is they are crying he grabbed Sonnen shorts and that is the reason Chael got ktfo?

    Hey Douche Rockhold, how about you speak on the real cheating that goes on with fighters using PEDs or shut your pie hole. Can’t wait for Luke to move up to the UFC so he can get his arse ktfo and not have to hear from him anymore…

  67. Mike says:

    there is a reason he is jst in stirke force.. talk shit get hit!!! step in the ring at ufc then see wat happens, fight wit the bigboys

  68. Nick says:

    Did anyone see Chael slip from Anderson’s body because of the vaseline? Did anyone see Anderson’s knee hit Chael’s head? It may be with bad intentions but what difference does it make. Go back to fighting cans Rockhold.

  69. B says:

    This sport is turning into drama too fast.. Of course everyone’s going to pick apart Anderson and say this and that about him and how he wins. I think it’s because nobody wants to give him credit for being the best, they’d rather talk shit because they would love to be in his shoes but just can’t fight their way there. It would be easy for those kind of people to hate, It’s normal. Nobody ever mentions the 17 men worth of testosterone Sonnen was rocking the first time. Once again you may have small underdeveloped testicles but 17 men worth is Trt? Then again he has small balls so he needs help to compete.. It is what it is. People cheat!

  70. mike says:

    cry baby hes the champ suck it

  71. Zenkai says:

    How does greasing his face and arms affect sonnen going for a double leg??? Those are two different sections of the body last time I checked. Also, every hit thrown was with bad intentions. Sonnen talked nothing but shit for two years. The knee hit where it was meant to because it was thrown by the most accurate striker the UFC has ever seen. Short grab was the only real flagrant foul and I have to imagine that was heat of the moment action taken to keep Chael from running away from him. He kind of doesn’t like the guy remember?

  72. Ed Kania says:

    I seem to remember Rockhold getting warned for multiple fence grabs. Plus, how much of an effect would greasing have had in the Belfort fight?

  73. Dave says:

    Who is this guy 😛 S.F.O please

  74. Conspiracy theories? Really? No, it wasn’t rigged you jackass. What are you 5? This isn’t boxing, Silva is just better, if you actually had a training session with the guy you would know how much better he is than everyone but you’re just an uninformed fan who probably wears your tapout and affliction shirts and drink those over priced protein shakes and think you’re a badass. Go kill yourself

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