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post #23 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mmaswe82 View Post
Silva has pretty good TDD actually. Sonnen takes everyone down. And also he was probably hurt.

Shields has bad sub defence? how do you figure that...hes never ben subbed and is actually a submission specialist :S did you mean Sonnen?
I did mean Sonnen, you are 100% correct. Not sure how I screwed that one up.

Silva actually does have pretty bad TDD. Blame it on his unwillingness to change his stand up stance or style, but he leaves himself open. I'm not just saying because of the Sonnen fight, I have said it about him for a while. Granted this is the third time in the UFC he has proven why he doesn't mind the ground as he won by sub again. I think he just doesn't care. To get him down you have to come within his striking range, and if you get him to the ground his lanky limbs make him just as dangerous standing up.
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