Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
Anderson Vs Sonnen just sums it all up though. Not only would he have wanted to keep it standing as he was being put in danger, but in the second fight he was going in to murder his opponent. What happened? He got taken straight down and held their. His BJJ looked improved, but in the early moments he didnt do anything to get out of the situation. He stopped a takedown or two in the second, but if you compair that to how Bisping did against Sonnen's wrestling, it just shows that Anderson's wrestling skillset isn't up to the level it is merited with.
The thing is he let Sonnen take him down, like how he let Okami have a chance, like how he let Bonnar have a chance. He doesn't fight back in the first most of the time because he likes to break his opponents will, Anderson may have been taken down by Sonnen but he wanted it to happen. He wanted Sonnen to be on top so that after the first when Sonnen did absolutely no damage his will would break, that's why he was hardly moving around or doing anything. You think the best fighter in the world just lays there when he doesn't want someone on top of him? He wanted it to happen. Watch his fights again, more closely. He literally let Bonnar punch him in the face, he let Okami try to push him around. The only time he never plays into the other guys strength is if they are BJJ only. I've seen Anderson's training, he lays on his back and gets punched in the face over and over on purpose practicing absorbing punches.