Originally Posted by Sekou
am I the only one?
I honestly believe he can win this. I not at all impressed with Josh Barnett and Bigfoot Silva I have a feeling will be exposed real soon.
As do I - I see him winning this if he plays it smart (which he has proven he can do, ala vs. Monson) and mixes up his ever-improving striking with his sick wrestling, he can keep Bigfoot guessing all night. I don't see him finishing Silva but I do see him winning every round.
I have been impressed with Silva, especially in Fedor fight. In rd1 he proved he wasn't afraid to stand and bang with someone who has dangerous KO power, and in rd2 he showed his sick ground control and his ability to use his immense size to his advantage.
If Cormier can, as I said, mix things up and gain top position I see him controlling the big man and wearing him out. He just CANNOT get caught on the bottom though 'cause it'll be all over for him.