Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
There's no shame in admitting that Anderson Silva has sub-par take down defence. He more than makes up for it with a great submission game. To act as though Chael Sonnen is the only man to take Anderson down and control him from the top is inaccurate. Henderson, Lutter, and to a lesser extent, Okami all managed the same. People who work to take Anderson down are likely to be successful. Whether or not they get submitted is another story.
He doesn't have subpar takedown defense he has above average takedown defense. Chael is basically the only guy who got at least half of his shots on Andy almost everyone else only got him down off of flying knees. Okami, Maia, and Marquardt all had a lot of trouble getting him to the ground.