A few observations about UFC 134: ‘Silva vs. Okami’:
-It would not surprise me in the least if years down the line we learn that Rousimar Palhares is friends with a six-foot tall anthropomorphic rabbit who tells him what to do and only he can see him. Or so he thinks.
-Apparently Thiago Tavares didn’t get the memo that standing and trading with Spencer Fisher for three rounds automatically gets you a “Fight of the Night” bonus.
-Luiz Cane: so much potential, so much fail.
-I admit that going into the Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira/Brendan Schaub bout I thought “Big Nog” was going to get killed. But damn was I pleasantly surprised when the legend made the young upstart kiss the canvas.
-Ross Pearson may have lost, but the technique he displayed and his ability to stick to his game plan – especially when getting blasted – impressed me quite a bit. I actually can’t wait to see him fight again.
-Forrest Griffin didn’t phone in that performance so much as he tapped it out in Morse code over an Old West telegraph. Yes, his wife is due to have his kid soon, but geez, at least act like you care about fighting in the UFC.
-Anderson Silva didn’t look great as much as Yushin Okami looked like a clown with no plan of attack whatsoever. No, wait, I take that back. Silva did look great. His opponent just completely spaced out.