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Old 08-17-2010, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Anderson Silva the best striker in MMA History

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?
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For me, yes.

He has proven to be the most accurate, and one of the most elusive fighters in MMA. My extremely biased opinion considers Muay Thai to be the best and most comprehensive standup technique and he's done the best job at adapting it to MMA.

Rua would be a very, very close second, followed by Belforts boxing.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For me, yes.

He has proven to be the most accurate, and one of the most elusive fighters in MMA. My extremely biased opinion considers Muay Thai to be the best and most comprehensive standup technique and he's done the best job at adapting it to MMA.

Rua would be a very, very close second, followed by Belforts boxing.
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.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When he's not being 'creative' and dancing around at the time I would consider him the best striker in MMA. It's been a while since we've seen it, but his clinch is deadly and so is his counter punching. I don't think anyone on this planet except for Shogun, Machida, Manhoef and Belfort can stand with him and I think he would be favorite against all of them.
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I wouldn't call him the best. He can be the best when he's in his rhythm. But he's also shown that his striking can be fairly neutralized if you put smart pressure (not Forrest style) on him.

Another thing is, he gets way to cocky on the feet. Sonnen tagged him pretty good a few times because of that.
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I wouldn't call him the best. He can be the best when he's in his rhythm. But he's also shown that his striking can be fairly neutralized if you put smart pressure (not Forrest style) on him.

Another thing is, he gets way to cocky on the feet. Sonnen tagged him pretty good a few times because of that.
See i gotta wait until his next fight to see what that Sonnen fight was. Maybe or maybe not its was the "rib injury" but I have seen every silva fight and he has not been dropped like than ever. Hell Lee murray hit him harder than Sonnen did and he was still standing.
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Sadly Manhoef's conditioning falls short of the other elite level strikers in MMA.

He is a scary guy inside the first round, but as soon as you hit that 3-4 minute mark the hands drop, his technique falters defensively with footwork and head movement. This has occured throughout his kickboxing and MMA career.

Offensively he is a badass, but has never rectified his fundamental problem which is cardio.
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See i gotta wait until his next fight to see what that Sonnen fight was. Maybe or maybe not its was the "rib injury" but I have seen every silva fight and he has not been dropped like than ever. Hell Lee murray hit him harder than Sonnen did and he was still standing.
It could have been because of the injury. But Chael was also putting a ton of pressure on him and always coming at him.

Cote did something similar to that and you could tell Anderson wasn't comfortable.
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Yes...and by a large margin.

Haha Anderson was beating the piss out of Cote...he was rather comfortable doing so.

Heh, Shogun a "close close second." Lord...
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It could have been because of the injury. But Chael was also putting a ton of pressure on him and always coming at him.

Cote did something similar to that and you could tell Anderson wasn't comfortable.
He was not comfortable but in that cote fight during the stand up u had that feeling that during the stand up cote had no chance standing up. Plus cote was a bigger threat standing up than Sonnen. During the sonnen fight AS stand up looked bad during the first couple of rounds. But the 3-5 when he exchanged he looked okay but u can tell his reaction time and accuracy was gone.


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