UFC Commentator Jon Anik Discusses Erick Silva Being The Favorite Over Matt Brown This Weekend
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.07.2014
- UFC Commentator Jon Anik recently spoke about this weekend's UFC Fight Night 40 main event. Here is what he had to say…
On Erick Silva Being The Favorite Over Matt Brown: "I think a lot of people were surprised to see Erick Silva installed as a 2-1 favorite, but I really wasn't. I think it speaks to the destruction of past opponents, even if they weren't as qualified as Matt Brown."
On Silva's Potential: "I think the line speaks to his potential, which he hasn't really scratched or reached yet," Anik said. "I think when Erick Silva is on, he can be the best in the world, and I still contend that one day Erick Silva will fight for a UFC title. He's that explosive, he's that good, and now the motivation is actually falling in line with the talent and the skill. We heard some rumblings that when Erick Silva fought Dong Hyun Kim, he only trained for three or four weeks. You fastforward to his fight with Takanori Sato, and he was a -1100 (11-1) favorite, and he put in the training camp of a lifetime and certainly the results spoke for themselves. I'm firmly on the Erick Silva bandwagon."
On The Importance of The Fight: "This main event in particular is high stakes," Anik said. "I don't think people realize just how big this fight is and potentially a finish on either side could propel the winner here into a mammoth fight."