I didn't think it was that terrible. I think it's biggest problem was that it didn't live up to the hype. I said that it would have ended in 1 of 2 ways and even with Silva scoring the TKO there was controversy and it was lackluster to say the least.
There is definitely a good argument that the knee was illegal and what makes things funny about that, is that he didn't even need to throw it. Sonnen appeared out of it at that moment and Silva probably could have just finished him off with a few more punches. Something connected and hurt Sonnen before that spinning back fist because that's definitely a desperation move from a guy who I've never seen throw one. It's clear that it's not really in his arsenal either because it was terribly misplaced and it threw him completely off balance.
I have to rewatch the fight but Saturday night I thought Tito got robbed. I gave him the 1st and the 3rd. While Forrest definitely had the better striking, Tito had a knockdown and a takedown in both of those rounds. I'll put weight behind the takedowns because he definitely worked when he was in Forrest's guard. If he did nothing, I wouldn't even count them. Forrest lost all my respect at the end with his antics. Leaving and then stealing the mic completely ruined Tito's last moment in the octagon. Love him or hate him, the guy had a huge part in the UFC and where it is today and he deserved a lot more than what he got for his last post-fight interview.
Cung Le should fight Vitor next. Because why not?
Now that the Sonnen/Silva saga is over there isn't much left for Silva to do in the MW division. Hector Lombard hopefully gets the next shot because that's the only compelling matchup right now. I mean seeing Silva slaughter Bisping would be fun but Bisping is coming off a loss and injury so he needs another fight first. If Lombard fails against Boetsch then that leaves only Alan Belcher and right now, I don't care about that fight at all. Rashad said he'd drop down in weight and that would be an interesting matchup. The only other logical matchup would be to go up and face the winner of Bones/Hendo. If he wins that fight, he would have my vote for Best Ever.