Originally Posted by jdun11
Shogun's not good at takedowns??? Did u watch his fight vs Lill Nog? and Wandy has good take down defense? Arona, Tito both got him down easily..Not trying to argue I just disagree with you
first, i dont think Tito's fight counts, as it was so long ago, not to mention that tito has way better takedowns then shogun.
I have the fight shogun vs nog, and no, i dont see where he did decent takedowns... when the fight did get to the ground, either lil nog wanted that and let him, or he was knocked down by shogun's strikes. A fight where u see shogun actually going for standard takedowns is against cyril diabete(french tall black guy), and while it looked good, u can see that his opponent isnt that great at takedown defense. On the other hand, u have Silva, who has fought Arona twice(who has pretty good takedowns), and the 2nd time, he was way better to avoid takedowns... im not saying silva has excellent takedowns defense, but i think its enough to counter Shogun's takedown skills.
I personally think Shogun, like a lot of people mention, is good at everything, and thats why a lot consider him number 1, but against silva, i dont see him being able to use every weapon hes got in his arsenal, his stomps for example.