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Anderson Silva Thinks Yushin Okami is a Big Fat Faker

(Video courtesy of YouTube/knuklo)

Anderson Silva has been chomping at the bit for a rematch with Yushin Okami since losing to the durable Japanese fighter by disqualification due to an illegal upkick in 2006. Now that the UFC middleweight champion has a date for his second meeting with “Thunder” at UFC Rio in August, he has revealed that he thinks Okami faked injury to get out of their Rumble on the Rock 8 bout.

“I was a little surprised with his reaction to that,” Silva told the LA Times this week. “Do I think he could have continued? I do think he could have continued. But he had the rules in his favor. I did an illegal kick and he chose that it was better not to continue.”

Judging by the video above, Okami seemed to be doing just fine in the fight. Personally, I don’t see him quitting to get out of the bout, especially since there seemed to be some confusion all around as to whether or not the move that left Yushin sprawled out on the canvas was indeed against the rules.

Check out this gif that shows just how hard Silva’s heel connects with Okami’s neck:

Illegal kick or not, Okami got rocked.

This is going to be an interesting match-up. Besides his fight with Silva, Okami has only been finished once in 31 fights and has never been submitted. According to Chael Sonnen, who has been training extensively with Okami since their bout nearly two years ago, he is the strongest fighter he’s ever faced. Sonnen revealed during an interview we did with him in 2009 that he can no longer take Okami down, which is a huge accomplishment considering Chael’s wrestling credentials.

If Yushin can avoid the pinpoint accurate striking of  ”The Spider” the fight between Silva and Okami could well look like a carbon copy of Chael’s fight with Anderson at UFC 117, right up until the submission ending.

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Spicymeatball- April 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I'm aware of the rules, I think its a stupid rule if you are on your back you should be able to kick somebody in the face. The rules as of right now favor wrestlers heavily and something needs to be done about it.
ajaxada- April 23, 2011 at 9:20 am
Silva is simply the man. I look for it to be a quick night for him. Hopefully GSP wins his fight and we will see the showdown. I have Anderson over GSP by second round knockout.
parchy mcthirst- April 22, 2011 at 11:51 am
Silva was classless after the upkick because he repeatedly attempted to go after Okami, even though the bout had been paused due to injury and the ref was holding Silva back. Silva was completely aware that he was disallowed from attacking Okami, yet he continually tried to do so
MMAposeur- April 22, 2011 at 9:43 am
Those saying you should be able to do anything from your back, you know you sound like idiots right? K, jus checkin'.

Even if Okami was conciously "using the rules", that's what they're there for, all kinds of rules are used (or as I like to call it "enforced") all the time to the detriment of another fighter.
andersonsyourmom- April 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm
anderson will finish him in round one by clobberstomp.
fightfan- April 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm
That is 1 of the most bullshit rules. I can see(still dont like) & accept no striking of a downed opponent. Someone would get seriously injured. But when you are on your own back while someone CHOSE to put there while trying to smash your face thru teh cant upkick from your own back?

Okami was scared to continue. He got karma'd by taking using the rules & moving on. He got karma's because Shields dry humped the shit outta of him for the entire fight.

There gotta be something against wrestlers that dont try & finish & just point u out. If they could get kneed while on the ground desperately holding/still shotting for a double leg. They desperately continue for the takedown because they know they CANT be hit or kneed because they are a "downed" opponent.
dranokills- April 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm
sure is nice to see the spambots have taken over another thread. you keep making threads and the spambots keep fucking it all up, way to go BEN, way to sit on that ass ,and do NOTHING!
Morningwood- April 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm
looks like every strike Anderson throws has ko on it. quick jabs, front kicks, transition kicks from his back. dude is just bad ass. He should buck up and fight Jones. that would be awesome, though I think Jones would whoop him. But, I'd pay to see it.
Carl Sagan- April 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if Okami takes the decision and retires Anderson.
KingAtRock- April 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm
Wow Anderson... just wow.
omunto- April 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm
the announcers were retarded.

"It looked like Okami was standing up"

...really? At what point did it look like that?
Pen Fifteen- April 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm
For those confused by this, you can't kick a grounded opponent in the head in any way, shape, or form,; doesn't matter if you're on your back or standing. As far as the rules go, it's the same thing as a soccer kick.

And seriously, this "the dude pussed out thing," is ridiculous. It somehow manages to make the person who broke the rules the victim. I mean, accidents happen, but why should the other guy pay for your fuckup?
skeletor- April 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm
It's all bull shit anyway. Silva was simply transitioning to an arm bar when Okami stuck his face in the way to stop from getting submitted. It's a trick as old as time itself in traditional Japanese martial arts. Should have at the very least been a no contest.
Spicymeatball- April 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm
So you can rain down elbows and fists from the top, but you can't kick somebody while on your back makes perfect sense.
LET IT RAIN- April 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm
move to LHW and KO Jones, Ando. He's talking shit.
TheWarsawExpress- April 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm
I just think it is B.S. that if you are on your back that any type of strike is illegal.
Canadian Chronic- April 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm
tell me that was an error in the translation, or the Spider is ratcheting up the assholishness