MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Patrick Cote Is Still Pretty Sure That He Had That Anderson Silva Fight Under Control


(Cote, in the process of claiming the center of the Octagon.)

You could forgive a guy for being a little detached from reality after fighting Anderson Silva.  If you’re someone who beats up other dudes for a living and suddenly you come face to face with the distinct possibility that another person is much, much better at this than you, your mind probably has a little bit of a meltdown.  That phenomenon, plus maybe some mind-altering substances, seemed like enough to explain this video

But lo these many months later, as Patrick Cote prepares for a return to the Octagon at UFC 113 on May 1 May 8, he still subscribes to an alternate version of what was going on at UFC 90.  Not only does he think he was doing really well against the middleweight champ, he wouldn’t change a thing if they met for a rematch:

"If I fight him again I think I am going to do the same thing, I think I learned that if you’re not scarred of him right away you have a good chance to win and that’s what I did. I was there in the first second of the fight, I took the centre of the octagon and I showed him I wasn’t scarred of him."


For the last time, you were not winning that fight.  You were merely still in the fight when you got hurt.  And as for being unafraid of Silva, I think we can add that to the long list of other failed strategies for toppling the champ.  It’s right there with rough-necking him, refusing to go on the defensive, and not getting frustrated when you miss as sure-fire game plans that yielded painful results.

Silva is not a schoolyard bully.  He’s not winning all these fights because people are too afraid to stand up to him.  He’s winning because he’s on some next-level Jedi shit.  A lot of guys have gone in there against him telling themselves that they won’t get scared or discouraged or frustrated.  Not a lot of guys have been successful with that approach.  Shouldn’t that tell us something? 

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pebbles- January 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Did you not read the short paragraph above your long pointless one. I just stated that I never said he didn't have power. All I am saying is that without accuracy power isn't much. He is blessed with both. I dont even like forrest griffin dude.
Barc- January 22, 2010 at 11:29 am
Apparently, Pebbles (if that is your real name) you've never heard of my buddy Sir Isaac Newton. He begs to differ. His second law of physics states:
F = d(m * v) / dt
In layman's terms, it means: Force "power" is a product of Mass "hand/foot/knee/beverage" multiplied by Change in Velocity with Time "acceleration." This is an important part of the K.O. equasion:
K.O. = (Power+Accuracy)? Chin
If I casually toss you a cool beverage, and you're not ready for it, it could harmlessly collide with your chin. Now, if i give you that same beverage Nolan Ryan style, and it hits you in the exact same way, you're not likely to remember much of what happened that day.

Power is hugely important in knocking a dude out. Forrest Griffin doesn't have it, and he landed on Tito all day their last fight. Carwin/Brock/Silva have it and they drop kids like crazy. Silva's got power, and he's a ninja in the cage. He's not indestructible, he's just insane good at what he does.
pebbles- January 22, 2010 at 10:01 am
I didn't say he had no power. I said it's not all about power. He punches and kicks extremely hard. I honestly think it's his accuracy though. Look at some other guys with power. They dont exactly rock people all the time. Why cuz they dont have accuracy. I never said he didn't have power. He has it all. Im saying nobody he has faced can even tell if he does have power or not because he just hit's them on the botton. Look at an interview on youtube. Forrest said he does'nt know how hard he hits. He just got him right on the button.
nuclearblast- January 22, 2010 at 6:33 am
Regarding the heath care in Canada....

We have a bunch of GREAT doctors around here. BTW, a lot of US doctors are from Canada...this is a big problem for us actually, we pay for their school and they run away to make more money down south.

Problem is that the free/public system is overloaded so you should expect a lot of waiting but still get decent treatments.

As for Brock he couldve went in a private clinic just like in the US. He's obviously not the average guy, he's body is his paycheck. I really doubt GSP would go wait 12 hours in a public hospital.

Society wise our system is way better than the US which is only good for young and healthy people....my sisters had like 17 majors surgicals interventions. She wouldve been left for dead in the US or my whole familly would be broke.

Yeah yeah... i know you're not impressed by my english performance.


intercept440- January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm
some of you are clearly delusional, anderson has no power?????

you sirs are fucking retarded...

heres the scenario.. what is going to hurt worse... 5 pounds going one mile per hour? or 5 pound going 50 miles per hour?

i could be shane carwin and hit you with my ham hands with a glancing blow and fucking put out your lights....

or i could be anderson silva and hit you with my 5 pound fist going apeshit fast super crazy fast and KTFO you..its the same thing physical power can puts your lights out becasue your strong as fuck... but if you are fast as a raped ape and have a little hand it can equal the same thing... its physics bitches

theres and old saying SPEED KILLS, just go back and relive don fry KTFO some nameless hap with a six inch punch in like ufc 11 (i may be wrong here about which event but it happend, just like anderson fucking up forrest with a little ity bity shot to the face which made him cry like a little girl) silva has speed which equals power, as well as accuracy which is ever more deadly.

and swede ......again your an assclown gibroney bitch with a mouth full of beef with chinnuts on the side

Holla if ya here me!!!
831 Son- January 21, 2010 at 9:04 pm
Forrest got dropped like 2 or 3 times with punches before Silva KO'd him. Forrest was done once Anderson hit him the first time. And pebbles, seriously, are you going to try and argue against the fact that Silva has alot of punching power? Speed and strength are what mainly constitutes for alot of punching power which Silva has both of as well as pin point accuracy. Silva rocks people with one punch every fight which is undeniably a display of punching power. Yes, accuracy plays a part but just because a little kid hits me directly on the button doesnt mean I will get KO'd. Power plays a big part.
Psully- January 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm
I always liked Cote in the past, but I think I resented him a little for not charging Silva and getting turned into a highlight reel :) But he did well that fight, fought smart, and I'm glad he's back and fighting Alan Belcher. There is some solid young talent with room to grow in the middleweight division, and I'm excited.
pebbles- January 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm
No...actually putting forrest down with a straight right while stepping back doesn't constitute "punch power". That constitutes accuracy more than anything. Everybody know's that you dont need to have a really hard punch just to k.o. somebody. Anderson just has accuracy. Look at what forrest said. He said he doesn't even know how hard anderson hits. He just got him right on the button.
Sjsurf- January 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm
@swedish, your almost as delusion as Cote.

I guess putting down Forrest with a straight right while stepping backwards doesn't constitute "punching hard."

and sorry Canada but your healthcare sucks and your mother smells of elderberries.
Bloodlust- January 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm
I think Cote makes a good point, definitely the first step to beating Silva is to take him of the p4p world's best pedastal and put him on a "human" level (insert Rocky IV quotes). However, as mentioned previous opponents have come to the ring squawking the same mantra, but met little success. Anderson is masterful at making his opponents feel helpless once the fight begins. Fighters may go into the cage with certain psychological aspirations, but once the fight starts, Silva first crushes their will, than the rest of them. As much as Silva inevitably destorys his opponents will before their face/body, he is nearly unshakable when it comes to his own psyche. He always seems in almost cruise control and I dont know if I've ever seen him look confused or uncomfortable during a bout. A fighter needs to get him out of this "zone", and as much of a death sentence it may sound like, make it more of a fight. I dont know though,if there is currently an opponent in the mw division who can successfully combine that psychological strategy and have to physical acumen to follow up and knock Silva off his throne.
whambamthankyoumam- January 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm
@swedish you gone and done it now boy
AkilleeZ- January 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm
He's winning because he's on some next-level Jedi shit.

LOL!

this article had me chuckling.
agentsmith- January 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Someone needs to tell Cote that just because someone or something hasn't destroyed you YET, doesn't mean it won't or isn't just about to.

Scientists call this the "Timothy Treadwell fallacy".
ghostboner- January 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Wow CP thanks for getting that double post for me. You could have put an s on "care" for me while you were at it though.
ghostboner- January 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm
PEOPLE! Can we stop talking about this Silva fellow and get back to the health care debate? And by debate I mean lambasting that Swede. Who care about mma when there is a non believer on the loose?

@iDestroy - ha ha ha "everyone has been pretty quiet on that issue" nice. I don't tear people apart, I am a nice guy.
bitteralex- January 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Ahhh patrick.. you delusional little frenchman... you say the darnest things

how can i believe a word you say when your name is Patrick.. you're French.. it should be Patrice
pebbles- January 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm
Wow...Why does everybody get on the defensive...Nobody even thinks that maybe anderson could'nt get comfortable because cote was also being elusive. Silva did hit him with good shots. Cote took them and gave a few back. Cote didn't exactly give as many back as A.S. Nor did he give such hard shots back to Silva but he stuck in there and wasn't getting dominated by any means. I do agree that cote was not winning the fight. He was more succesful than anybody else though. Nobody can say he would have been k.o.'d the next 2 rounds because it could've gone the other way around. I think a rematch would be very fun to watch. I only think there is a few guys that could beet anderson and Cote is one of them.
VadersAsthmaMeds- January 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm
here's my flagged comment, again:

[I told Swede to kill himself. Twice.]

Then I said that Cote was not winning that fight in any way. Silva was doing some kind of "I'm not gonna kill this guy right away" kind of shit, and he got blasted for it in the media for it. Anyway, jsut because Silva isn't killing you, Patrick, doesn't necessarily mean that you're holding your own.

That was the first fight where I saw Silva knock an opponent down and then offer him a hand back to his feet. I think doing that was cocky and without class, no matter how good you are. We saw him do it again against Griffin, and I didn't like it there either. Too bad, since I like Silva and agree with CP that he has the Jedi thing going for him.

Anyway, Cote wasn't winning that fight against Silva any more than I was that night.
rlh61- January 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm
I can't believe someone said '...but silva doesn't punch hard.'

Apparently we are in serious need of mental-healthcare reform...
VadersAsthmaMeds- January 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm
what?! i had a great comment that was flagged as spam? i find your lack of faith disturbing.
intercept440- January 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Well to sum it up the health care issue isnt an issue anymore a repub took teddy 's seat.....

And im Glad for it also....i already pay for my own families health care, ill be damned if i have to pay for health care for all the freeloading welfare using lazy unemployed douchebags that are in this country, who are to lazy to get some fucking skills and education to compete in a difficult job setting as we have today ..

and i must say i make a modest living, not rich by any means... but i would have been one of those who have the so called cadillac plan....(because a set dollar amount comes out of my wages for every hour i work, it's self paid for) which would effectivley fuck me overby about and extra hundred a week..

so fuck off swede.. and your sociolized medicine (your probably one of the afformentioned freeloaders anyways)

and last i looked this is the bens website so they can push whatever agenda they want

Cote is missing some brains cells with those comments
iDestroy- January 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm
@getupandkill

Yeah, sorry. I was attempting humor. Ugh! My wife is right! I'm just a stupid piece of shit!
steampunk22- January 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm
@Getup

Thanks man, im trying to take it easy. I should be up and about in a few days. I've been off for two months, with one more month now for recovery. Can't lift more than 10-20 lbs. Hurray for T3's!
just some dong- January 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm
Say what you want about Swedish, but his fish are fucking tits.
LJM- January 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Swedish, two things. First, you don't have to be a "liberal" to believe in health-care reform. You just have to think that there are big problems with U.S. health-care and that reforms are needed. That can mean more government intervention or less.

Second, if you're having trouble sleeping because you read a political opinion you didn't like on a non-political website, you should take responsibility for that and look for solutions to your sleeping/anger problems. Life's too short, man.
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