Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Neither was Chael Sonnen.
But that didn't stop him from buckling Anderson on the feet and beating him down for 23 minutes and winning 5 out of 7 rounds against him. Take into account that Rashad has more power, is faster and has better wrestling, the only real question mark would be if he can handle cutting to 185.
Rashad is a great athlete, but that's all he has going for him in this fight against Silva. Silva is a dangerous fighter, and Rashad isn't simply going to beat him by dry humping and throwing pitter patter punches at him in an attempt to win a decision...Silva is dangerous everywhere.
Rashad's a smart guy, and I think he's just throwing his bait out there and seeing if Silva bites. Rashad vs Silva would do great numbers, and it's a pretty interesting fight, it also would bring into question whether Silva vs Jones should eventually happen. Jones fights Sonnen, Silva fights Rashad, we see the tension building.