Originally Posted by bbjd7
I'm not talking about intelligence man. I'm talking pure physical tools. Antonio Silva has more physical tools than Fedor.
Fedor is far more experienced and has more ring smarts than Antonio. He is also more skilled since he has been training longer and right now is much more of a finished product than Antonio.
Antonio basically has it all. I don't know what you can't see. He has shown a strong ground game but also has room for improvment. His stand up is solid and he can defiantly improve. He is tall. He is strong. I honestly don't see a hole he has as much strength as you can put in a 265 body. He is also tall. Physically he is basically a perfect HW he needs to grow his skills.
Physically he has the tools, but the mental games is 70% of the fight. He didn't even try to pull guard on Pele after he got rocked, in fact, he stupidly went into slugfest with a Samoan.
Like I said before, size obviously doesn't necessarily equate to an advantage. You completely glossed over the man's cardio as a possible weakness, which is definitely suspect, seeing as few of his fights have actually gone past the first round.
Fedor has never been a big HW, but he's always been fast and a lot of you guys keep saying how Silva is "faster". What did you guys do? Put them on a 100m stretch of road and make them race with a timer?
So many generalizations in this topic are just laughable. Fedor is a proven heavyweight. If this is simply a speculative topic, then I agree that Silva has potential to be a great HW. If the belief of most of you is in this thread's title, then I'm just going to continue laughing.
Once again, lets wait and see him actually get tested against a legit fighter before we start hanging off his giant nutsack.