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post #11 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 06:43 PM
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Fedors been rocked before by lesser skilled opponents
This is true. Hell, Fedor was rocked by a freakin' pro-wrestler.

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Silva might be the most talented HW in the world. Combined with his size he is very dangerous. He isn't #1 but he might be the most talented in the world and a case could be made that he would be the favorite against any HW in the world due to skill and size.
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You're right, Silva is the most talented HW in the world. He moves really well for a guy his size, has solid striking, has power, can work on the ground, and he's with a great cam. He really can be the number 1 HW in the world in the near future.

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lol, people are definitely jumping the gun on Silva around here. Lets watch him beat, let alone compete with a top 10 fighter before we proclaim his status as a fighter.

Everyone can get caught, and I'm sure one day Fedor will meet his match, but as it stands gentleman, he's still the undefeated Pride HW champion, ranked #1 HW in the world for the last 2-3 years, uncontested.
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Fedor>All Antonio Silva is more naturally talented than Fedor. It's not really even close. Now is Fedor at this moment a better fighter. YES. But am I willing to bet in a year that will still be true. No.
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Fedor>All Antonio Silva is more naturally talented than Fedor. It's not really even close. Now is Fedor at this moment a better fighter. YES. But am I willing to bet in a year that will still be true. No.
How do you measure natural talent? Just curious.
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If anything, I think you meant to say he is more naturally athletic, which I would agree with. Naturally talented though? That's disputable, because you can't really measure it.

Natural talent can only take you so far, and it is Fedor's work ethic that has enabled him to dominate fighters (in and out of the top 10) so easily.
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Size, Strength, Raw talent stand up and submission wise, Potential.

Honestly if you could create the perfect HW it would be Antonio Silva. Now the question is will his skills meet his potential.
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I think Silva should beat Aleks before he even gets to fight Fedor. Aleksander actually beat Pele earlier this year, and Pele is the only person to defeat Silva.




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Size, Strength, Raw talent stand up and submission wise, Potential.

Honestly if you could create the perfect HW it would be Antonio Silva. Now the question is will his skills meet his potential.
People underestimate Fedor's most valuable asset, and that's his intelligence. Silva is a young guy, and I agree he has potential, but to suggest he's more naturally talented than Fedor is to completely ignore the assets of Fedor that got him so far.

I think you're going a little over the top with this 'perfect HW' nonsense. Like I said before, Silva needs to fight legit opponents before I'll jump on his bandwagon. Until then, he's simply potential/hype.
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