Originally Posted by JawShattera
silva is over-rated but hes also the best all around p4p striker in the ufc. he has the best offensive strikes and kicks, he can counter off a small mistake, he has a great mt clinnch, great knee's and core strength plus hes smart about it all. But NEWS FLASH TO ALL BANDWAGON JUMPING NUTHUGGERS:HE HAS HOLES IN HIS GAME JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE AND JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE A CERTAIN TYPE OF FIGHTER WILL MAKE HIM LOOK MUCH LESS IMPRESSIVE THAN HE LOOKS FIGHTING GUYS WHO INSIST ON BANGIN WITH HIM!!
I'm glad you pointed this out. Big muscles, even ripped muscles are not a sign of functional strength which is a MUST for an effective THAI clinch.
Guys who are technically proficient at striking usually are built lean, but not real muscular like a wrestler.
Silva would have a hard time with a grappler who was physically strong, has quick feet, a good judge of distance and could wrestle well.