Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
UFC President Dana White doesn't believe you can use Anderson Silva's success against Forrest Griffin to predict what will happen when "The Spider" fights Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio.
Put away that abacus, fight fans, your MMA math does not apply here.
That's according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who had a chance to give ESPN his take on the "fun fight" between Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar, which headlines the upcoming UFC 153 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Oct. 13 in Rio.
Apples to oranges, Maniacs.
"There's nothing wrong with fun fights, you can put on some fun fights sometimes. What people don't realize is what a huge 'Rocky' story this is for Stephan [who's] been this guy that's been right there. So many times he's been so close. He's on a three-fight winning streak and felt like there were no big fights for him and boom, this opportunity comes up. I know Stephan Bonnar, I know how much this means to him. He's going after it. He's gonna try to win this fight, it's the biggest fight of his life. He's gonna be so much bigger than Anderson in this fight it's gonna be crazy. Anderson has fought at 205 before and you saw what he did with Forrest (Griffin), but this is a completely different fight. This is a dangerous fight for Anderson."
Despite ruling the roost at 185 pounds for what seems like forever, "The Spider" has made a few trips north to test his might against some of the top dogs at Light Heavyweight. Most notably, former division champion Forrest Griffin, who was popped and dropped in their UFC 101 encounter in late 2009.
Yes, the same Griffin who holds two wins over "The American Psycho."
Nevertheless, this fight is "completely different." And dangerous. And fun. But putting aside the promoter's hyperbole, does anyone think we have anything other than a squash next week in Brazil? Let's hear your arguments for -- or against -- a Bonnar upset in the comments section below.