Going into the Matrix is a gift. Well at least if you’re name isn’t Neo. For Anderson Silva, tapping into this special effects-filled style of fighting was something that seemed unique to him as he weaved punches with ease all while looking at his opponents as if they were children.
To Jon Jones, the surprising Weidman upset is simple—Anderson disrespected his gift by disrespecting his opponent, who then went and disrespected Silva’s space by invading it with punches.
Now as the “Undisputed P4P king,” whatever that means, in the UFC 165 press conference in Toronto today, Jones thanks Silva for essentially showing him how not to fight when you have “the gift,” saying…
It’s a reality check. I try to keep my ego in check when it comes to the fight game, and watching Anderson lose like that … First of all, it’s something I would never do, put my hands down like that and try to fight my opponent that way.
I guess living in the Matrix isn’t for all fighters.