Originally Posted by Speechless
I can understand making a fight like this on short notice and needing to sell it for pay-per-views. But it's hilarious how they're hyping up a fight with Silva's least competitive opponent in recent years and trying to make it sound like something else.
Ha ha, "either a spectacular knockout....or a historic upset". What an understatement. Just a polite way of saying "Bonnar's only chance of winning is by complete fluke, but in all likelihood he'll get KO'd - because between Butterbean, Charlie Zelenoff and Stephen Bonnar, Bonnar was the best we could do".
I thought they were being shockingly realistic with the marketing, actually. Running commercials that highlight Silva only, with no mention of Bonnar. The promotional video with Forrest giving advice. In fact, I thought that they were playing the 'no chance in hell' angle a little bit too hard.