UFC 153 was an entertaining night of fights, but ultimately, a night that had very little impact on the sport of mixed martial arts. It was like a dinner that featured five dessert courses and not a single meat or vegetable.
Knockouts and submissions were delivered as expected, but on the scale of "sport versus spectacle," it was a night heavy on the spectacle.
In the main event, the best fighter of all-time tried his best to help Stephan Bonnar compete. Anderson Silva intentionally put himself at a disadvantage to either make it interesting or to make it clear he had no respect for Bonnar, depending on your perspective.
Either way, Silva proved once again he's the greatest in the world. But there were other winners and losers on the card.
Sometimes, of course, a fighter can lose a bout and still win, whether it's respect from the fans or a post-fight bonus from the UFC brass. Other times, a winner in the cage can cost himself dearly with a bad or boring performance.
So, who were the real winners and losers at UFC 153? Let's have a look.