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Old 08-17-2010, 02:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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See my opinion might be a little bias to but the combos silva puts together with his feet is an art. I hate to say this but as good as vitor is now, i will alway consider chuck or fedor the best boxers i have seen, or rampage depends how his career plays out.
Fedor has terrible boxing.....technically speaking. He throws winging punches fro his hips. That's why he breaks his hand just about every other fight. He has a lot of power and is a good striker but his pure boxing is beyond ugly.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Fedor has terrible boxing.....technically speaking. He throws winging punches fro his hips. That's why he breaks his hand just about every other fight. He has a lot of power and is a good striker but his pure boxing is beyond ugly.
His sambo casting punch is very good though.





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Old 08-17-2010, 02:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Heh, Shogun a "close close second." Lord...
I'm all for smug comments, but it's a bit lackluster without some form of argument.

Correct, Shoguns Muay Thai is outstanding and would match up well against Anderson.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:19 AM   #14 (permalink)

 
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I am gonna get flamed BAD! But I think Michael Bisping has the best striking/footwork of any UFC fighter at least. I'm not impressed with Silva, his head movement is very effective, but Bisping has the best striking, maybe not the best KO Power....but the best striking in terms of technique...

.....in my opinion
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just wondering what is your opinion on the subject. I have seen some great striker but AS is probably the most technical one i have seen. Is there anyone you guys consider better?
See, these questions annoy me.

In terms of his MMA fights, he's displayed some of the best striking we've seen. But there are better strikers who've competed in MMA.

If you want a real question, it needs to be something along the lines of: Based purely on MMA performances, has anyone ever displayed better striking than Anderson Silva?

Because if you ask the question you posed "Is there anyone you guys consider better?" Well, there are strikers who are better than Anderson Silva who competed in MMA.

Semmy Schilt may be the best striker in the history of K-1, and he's competed in MMA. Because he's in on that argument, it's pretty easy to assess that he's a better striker than Anderson.

If we're going to speak purely in terms of MMA performances, you can argue that Anderson is the best striker in the sport. Though, I have to say, during the four year undefeated run in Pride, Wanderlei was pretty unbelievable. Stylistically, it's very different, but during that period, Wanderlei did more to display his power.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Cyrille Diabte would give Andy a run for his money.


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Old 08-17-2010, 12:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I am gonna get flamed BAD! But I think Michael Bisping has the best striking/footwork of any UFC fighter at least. I'm not impressed with Silva, his head movement is very effective, but Bisping has the best striking, maybe not the best KO Power....but the best striking in terms of technique...

.....in my opinion
You're right. You're also going to be made to look stupid.

So the guy has been outstruck in two of his last five fights, and he's still the best striker in the UFC? Seriously?
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm all for smug comments, but it's a bit lackluster without some form of argument.

Correct, Shoguns Muay Thai is outstanding and would match up well against Anderson.
What form of argument do you need? Now I'm assuming you have eyes, isn't that enough?

Shogun has sloppy punches, brawls far too much, and has pretty good muay thai. He's not even in the top 5 in the UFC.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Daley, Manhoef and Silva in stand up only MMA fights would be awesome to watch.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Boxing: Bj, Rampage, Fedor

Overall striking: Wandy in his prime, Silva, and Manhoef

AND OF COURSE, CRO COP in prime

i cant believe his name hasnt been mentioned
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