I apologize for starting out with such an obvious statement, but let us review what, in fact, was Okami’s strategy to begin with.
According to him, there was none.
Obviously, Okami must have had some game plan coming into this fight. After the success Chael Sonnen's wrestling had against Silva (and Okami), Yushin made his way to Oregon to train with the Team Quest guys.
After spending so much time training with Sonnen, it might have been implied that “Thunder” would employ similar wrestling tactics and grind out a decision.
That was not the case for Okami on Saturday night.
The most he did in the fight was land a few insignificant jabs and hold Silva against the cage for a time. As the crowd booed while Okami failed to advance on his position, it was Okami, not Herb Dean, who broke the stalemate and let Silva go.
After that, he did exactly what you’re not supposed to do against the best striker in world: stand right in front of him.
We all knew what was going to happen when Silva put his hands down. We all knew what was going to happen before Silva put his hands down. It seems we were all in the know, except for Okami.