I’ve never won a religious argument, but I can claim victory on a vegetarian debate I had in 2006. In short, I said ‘If humans are not supposed to eat meat, then how can scientists explain Jerome Bettis?’. That was it. Conversation over. I picked up whatever was left of my sausage, egg and cheese breakfast burrito and left the table. Then I returned a few minutes later because I forgot my car keys.
In an interview with Gracie Magazine, Anderson Silva admitted that at the end of the fifth round, ‘all was lost’ but God made a celebrity appearance inside the octagon and The Spider harnessed his energy to defeat Chael Sonnen.
“I feel we learn in all our fights, in victory or defeat. We learn from everything, in every way, whatever the situation may be. What people sometimes forget is that God is above it all. I didn’t stop thinking of him for a moment, and he didn’t let me down. Of course, we have to train and all, but it’s really important to have faith. I remember having looked up between rounds and asked him to guide my movements and he enlightened me. It’s even hard to say something like that to a magazine like Gracie. A lot of folks will read it and think I’m playing to the media. But anyone who watched the fight could see all was lost and there were just two minutes to go. I felt a very strong presence from God there and that was important.”
So maybe that last-minute triangle was indeed a miracle and not some cleverly manifested conspiracy theory like some you believe. Regardless, I think it’s time that we all re-watch UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen compliments of UFC just below — then feel free to develop your own nutty little theories. Props to Esther Lin for the epic banner picture.