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post #8 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 01:20 PM
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i got lyoto via total schooling....he outclasses thiago standing, has the wrestling to keep it standing if he pleases, and has the bjj to handle thiago if thats where he wants it...thiago's looked pretty amazing on the ground, but look who he's been fighting...houston, mendes....? not exactly cream of the bjj crop

i just think thiago silva is waiting to get exposed by a top fighter....he's cool cuz he's a bjj guy in a predominantly striker-based division, but lyoto isn't the best matchup for him....rashad (who he was supposed to fight @ ufc 84), wanderlei, rampage, would all be better opponents for him

thiago could beat some top 10 LHW's...just not this one...
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