Jon Fitch is a freak—no two ways about it.
Erick Silva locked in a deep rear-naked choke on Fitch during their UFC 153 contest last night, and somehow the welterweight stud from American Kickboxing Academy survived it.
Let me make that clear. He didn't escape the choke. He simply survived being choked for a full minute until Silva's arms gassed out and could no longer squeeze the throat of his opponent.
Were it not for the inhuman warrior spirit of Fitch, Silva would have entered the welterweight rankings with his performance last night. Instead, he was too tired to compete with Fitch in the third round and was bludgeoned into the first deserved loss of his budding UFC career.
It's all about getting back on the horse. Silva will be a star one day, but ran into some bad luck.
Here is a look at five fights for Erick Silva to take next.