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Old 08-30-2011, 12:37 PM   #204 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rabakill View Post
yeah of course Anderson was trapping him, this was clear as day. Okami walked right into it, you do not go punch for punch with Anderson Silva, if you do you are an idiot. This is exactly what Okami got tricked into doing and it's why he lost, I was sitting there going "noooooooooo, what are you doing!!!!!!" bam fights over. Okami should have walked to the middle of the octagon, thrown an overhand right, head down, charge, double leg takedown. That should have been it, it's Okami's fault for standing flatfooted with his head up. I just can't give credit to Anderson when Okami decides to have a who is faster contest.

I see this fight like throwing lobs by Ed Reed, challenging Usain Bolt to a sprint, trying to outwrestle GSP if you catch my drift. Anderson is a human like anyone else who has weaknesses, but to play directly into his strengths is plain stupid. We have to wait until the rematch with Sonnen (if it happens) to see how good Anderson really is when someone fights to his weaknesses instead of his strengths. Is Anderson an amazing striker, absolutely. Can you call him an amazing mma fighter from his fight with Okami? Not really. In my eyes this was a case of Okami making Anderson look good, just like Forrest and Leben did.
You don't understand fighting this isn't a video game where you can magically be proficient in any style you want at any time. Okami doesn't have the skills to implement that kind of gameplan and he wasn't trying to fight in any areas of weakness for himself. Okami's strengths are outside boxing, clinch striking, and top control. He tried two of those and lost handily in both areas and doesn't have the speed or takedown skills to get Anderson down with any regularity to get to his third strength.

This was all known prior to the fight. Okami fought exactly the way everyone should have expected him to because that is how he always fights. Some of you people are writing fan fictions not assessing fighters and matchups.

Silva doesn't have any real weaknesses anyways. He has one of the best attacking guards in MMA being on top of him isn't safe at all and it isn't like his wrestling is bad either.
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