people keep forgetting silva possess the tools to rape vitor. anderson used to always have a mental edge going into a ring which has been completely diminished by his last two fights. he could've KO'd maia easily in the first few rounds, as soon as he gained some confidence though silva wasn't able to finish the fight. chael walked in not afraid at all and kicked his ass for almost 5 rounds.
silva flat fucking owned forrest griffen though, and stomped cote, franklin (twice i think), marqaurdt, etc... i don't like the dude and hope vitor wins, but silva is still a damn good fighter and beating him will never be a walk in the park for anyone, more like a bit of luck.