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Old 12-06-2007, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Antonio Silva = #1 Heavyweight in the world?

Yes, according to EliteXC president Gary Shaw.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...5221&zoneid=13
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“I believe Silva is the No. 1 heavyweight in the world, which is why I wanted to make sure he stayed with us,’’ Shaw said. “If there is a UFC heavyweight or, for that matter, any heavyweight out there that feels they are the best then lets make a match.

“We can do the fight in an Octagon, in the EliteXC cage or any venue. I truly believe ‘Big Foot’ will kick any heavyweight’s butt and look forward to giving him the opportunity to do it.’’
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm inclined to agree with him. He hasn't been tested yet, that seriously the only knock I can make on Antonio Silva. He has all the tools to dominate the HW Division.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hes talented and I dont expect him to come out and call him a can but number one? Lets beat someone a tad better then Cabbage and then come out and say that.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Number 1? Not yet, Shaw, but maybe in the future.

Silva is really, really talented and really well-rounded for a guy his size, not mention he moves well, too. He's just a beast, and he's the guy who would beat Fedor.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Awaits Gary Shaw to revamp the heavyweight weight class
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would really like to see him and Gabriel Gonzaga fight.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not #1 yet, but he could be. He has a promising future. I'd like to see Fedor vs Silva.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't think the #1 HW in the world would get dropped by Eric Pele. It was a quick stoppage, but dude got rocked.
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I don't think the #1 HW in the world would get dropped by Eric Pele. It was a quick stoppage, but dude got rocked.
Fedors been rocked before by lesser skilled opponents, hell GSP got ktfo by Matt Serra.
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