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post #17 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:30 AM
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I don't understand the Silva comparisons, really, they aren't alike in a single way other than being rangy black guys. He's more similar to Stephen Wonderboy Thompson or Justin Lawrence than he is Silva.

Silva has always been more substance than flash. Page doesn't demonstrate good head movement either, he simply leaps in and out in typical TKD fashion and throws a bunch of kicks. At best maybe he can be another Lyoto and win a lot of point decisions based on maintaining range, but that in and out style leaping straight back stuff doesn't work that well. He actual reminds me of Lyoto in that he's always going backwards any time his opponent moves forward. Anderson rarely does this, Anderson mostly stands in the pocket and uses subtle head movement to open up counter opportunities, this guy has displayed very limited countering skill.

His punching technique isn't good either, but that's likely the result of rarely throwing punches in TKD and karate.

Oh, and there's that whole grappling thing.

Long story short this guy has a hell of a lot of obstacles to overcome, and cant say Im rooting for him. He's quite a douchebag.

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