Everyone with half a brain knows that the way to beat Anderson Silva is to put him on his back. Sure, he’s still got some deady tools at his disposal even from then, but at the very least he’s not likely to KO kick you in the face. I say ‘not likely’ because he’s still done it in the past – to Yushin Okami. It was an illegal kick, Silva was DQ’d, and it was the last loss he’s suffered on his record.
That was back in 2006. Now Okami is pushing hard for the title shot he was promised back in 2008 that he missed out on because of a busted hand. And because of all the pussyfooting going on between Georges St Pierre and Dana White over an Anderson Silva megafight, he might finally be getting that shot! Here he is talking to CagePotato about it:
How did you feel when you knew you wouldn’t get the title match next?
Well, I’ve heard various things, but instead of GSP I want to fight Anderson, beat him, and I believe I’ll become a new star in the UFC. I’m concentrating and training for that fight now.
If the Silva vs. GSP happens, how do you think it will go?
Well, there is the problem of weight…and GSP will go for the takedown. But the middleweight division is for the fighters who are there, and have been fighting there, so I don’t think there’s much point in that fight. Basically, I haven’t really thought about it because Anderson and I are top of the middleweight division, so it should be left to us.
Do you have a message for Anderson Silva?
Anderson is the top of the middleweight division and I am coming for the belt. I promise you’ll see him fall and I’ll be the new champion. Thank you for your support!
The scary thing is he might be able to do it too. Okami has all the wrestling ability of a GSP, just without the charisma, excitement, or fanbase to go along with it. It’d kinda be like watching a larger Georges take on Anderson, except the UFC makes a lot less money and might end up with a dud champ no one likes. But I guess that’s the pesky thing about running a legit fight league: you gotta keep lining up the contenders even if it might cost you the biggest mega super orgasmo fight in the history of the sport. Considering Okami’s been waiting for three years and 40+ ppv events now, he’s sorta due.