Well, except for the majority that still thinks I’m insane, but you get the idea.
MMA Mania, listening to Mauro Ranallo so you don’t have to (bless their hearts), gets Greg Jackson’s opinion on UFC 112:
“I actually really enjoyed the first part of the fight, with Anderson changing up his style, like he would do Machida, then he would kind of do the Diaz brothers’ thing, then Muhammad Ali. I was actually very entertained with all the different styles that he was emulating as he was going after him. And then for the last half of the fight, I think he got so far ahead he played it smart, or he got tired. One way or the other, to me, it’s not a disgrace at all. It was a fight and sometimes you look great and sometimes you have one with a little more grinding. But playing it smart or getting tired and not engaging because you’re a little tired isn’t a disgrace to me.” [emphasis added, for emphasis]
Genuine defense of Silva’s performance or veiled shot at the only camp that rivals his in talent and prestige? Did Jackson see me on an island and say ‘I can’t let Subo stand alone!’ or is he beginning to sow the seeds for a nausea-inducing, super-respectful Jon Jones/Silva fight?