Originally Posted by rabakill
except that this isn't true... so yeah... one of his strengths is his takedowns, this was talked about ad nauseum before the fight. GSP trains in a way to implement a new gameplan against every fighter, Okami had plenty of time to train double leg takedowns in the gym and it's clear that's what he should have been doing. Telling me he couldn't formulate a strategy based on skills he already has while training with a fighter who implemented this strategy once already is ridiculous.
He never had a chance standing up against Silva and was dumb enough to try, he should have stood slightly back from the middle of the octagon head down, overhand right, charge for the double leg. Any fighter with half a brain and decent takedown skills (such as Okami) will utilize a similar strategy. Don't stand with Anderson Silva, don't go to the ground with Brock Lesnar, don't wrestle with GSP. This is how people become champions, they fight others where they are at their worst, not their best and they implement strategies that make it possible. Okami's attempts at zero takedowns from the center proves how poorly he fought. His first takedown should have been 5 seconds into the fight.
Takedowns are not a strength of his he is decent at clinch takdeowns and mediocre at outside shots. You are making shit up and again you think this is a video game where you can train a technique for a couple months and magically become great at it. He has been training wrestling for a decade and has a mediocre outside shot a couple months with Sonnen isn't changing that.
How many times did Maia try to get Silva down? His takedown skills are comparable to Okami which people don't seem to understand. Silva doesn't have bad wrestling Okami got stuffed with ease like 4 straight times on outside shots by him in their first fight.