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Anderson Silva Vs Griffin - A Final Rematch at UFC 117?

By Edited Jun 5, 2015 0 5

Anderson Silva is by far one of the most deadly strikers in MMA and after the Anderson Silva Vs Griffin fight, there is no doubting that. UFC 101 on August 8 was definitely a huge day for Anderson. It's definitely hard to say the same about Griffin. But after the fight, believe it or not, some still were skeptical about the talent of Anderson Silva.

The Fight Was Staged?

Now come one guys, let's be serious. Was the fight staged? Of course it wasn't! This isn't WWE, or TNA. The UFC is for fighters that have real fights, there's no staging here... Just reality. For those of you Forest Griffin fans out there, yeah, that was probably a tough fight to see. Anderson Silva is known for dancing around his opponents and having a cocky side to him, but not many expected that to happen in the Silva vs Griffin fight. Either way, Forest lost, fair and square.

But a Rematch?

I personally never lost respect for Forest Griffin as a person or a fighter after the Silva vs Griffin fight. Forest gave it all he had, and the only reason he got knocked out by Anderson Silva's two inch punch while Silva was moving backwards is because Forest was fighting even after he had nothing left. The one thing you can always count on with Forest Griffin is him giving everything he has and then some, and in the Silva vs Griffin fight, he most definitely proved that.

So the question is would Forest even want a rematch? Of course he would. He's Forest Griffin, probably the most fearless fighter out there. But just because he wants a rematch and would take a rematch, that doesn't mean he'd be ready for it. Forest Griffin didn't just lose the Anderson Silva vs Griffin fight, he got outclassed. On top of the fact that he got outclassed, he also has to wait in line.

Anderson Silva Might Be Unstoppable

He goes in to the ring with boxers, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialists and, Muay Thai experts and regardless, he clearly wins the fight. Anderson Silva has already broken the record for most consecutive wins in the UFC with 9, and most consecutive title defenses with 6.

Anderson Silva might very well be unstoppable and if you were watching UFC 112, you might not like the guy, but you definitely don't doubt his talent. Yes, he didn't finish the fight and disappointed the crowd. He had his own agenda and that was to embarrass Demian Maia, so that's exactly what he did.

So When Can You Expect a Rematch?

To be honest, before the Silva vs Griffin rematch, there will probably be many more challengers and many more that fall. That's not to say a rematch will never come. Griffin's win against Tito Ortiz definitely brings him closer to getting that rematch but who's to say they know what's on Dana White's mind. I guess all we can do is speculate and wait. If w'ere lucky, an Anderson Silva vs Griffin rematch could come sooner than we expect.



Apr 28, 2010 12:26am
Awesome article! I thought the Griffin vs Silva fight was the epitome of a perfect fight for Anderson. It's amazing to watch. I can't help but feel bad for Griffin though. That's got to be horrible to go through. Anderson looked awesome against Maia for the first 3 rounds, and then got weird on everyone. I hope that was just a one-time thing. I want to see more fights like the ones against Franklin, Marquardt, and Griffin
Apr 29, 2010 11:17am
Thanks man! Also, I'm really looking forward to the Chael Sonnen vs Silva fight that's unofficially set to take place at UFC 117. Sonnen has been doing a lot of trash talking so I can't wait to see if he can actually back it up!
Apr 29, 2010 3:59pm
Sonnen loves to trash talk. I remember when Fedor was fighting Matt Lindland how much trash Chael talked about Fedor and saying Matt would expose him and blah blah blah...lol.

Sonnen vs Silva will be a good fight though because Sonnen has been doing really good lately. I wanted to see Okami vs Silva but Sonnen made Okami look like an amateur!
Apr 30, 2010 12:14pm
That's so true. Honestly though, I can't see Silva loosing for a long time. He's such a dominant striker compared to any other fighter. He makes great fighters with great stand-up look like total amateurs.

On top of that, even if you do get him to the ground he has great Brazilian jiu-jitsu! I wouldn't be surprised if Anderson Silva retired without losing that belt because up until this day, he still just keeps getting better and better.
Jul 24, 2012 6:33pm
Agreed. While I am not a fan of Anderson the person, he's definitely the best middle weight fighter right now. I just don't see any one else at his level and capable of beating him in the current generation. If he kept fighting long enough past 40, then perhaps eventually he will be defeated, but it will be due to his diminishing physical skills, and not someone else being better than him.
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