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Anderson Silva (C) 74 72.55%
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post #541 of 544 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Soojooko View Post
Something has to be considered the weakest point in Silvas game. Wrestling is probably it. It doesn't mean wrestlers will take advantage. They can try of course. But when each and every one of them have been stopped, there comes a point where you realize that Andersons "weakness" certainly isn't weak when compared to other fighters. Only when compared to his own exceptional striking.
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post #542 of 544 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 02:12 AM
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AS is not a wrestler...

I can't say it's a demerit to say Wresting is a weakness on Anderson's game. For a guy that came from a pure striking background, his evolution in BJJ and wrestling is remarkable, although he is nowhere near Maia or Chael in BJJ and Wrestling respectively. However, his intelligence allow him to make all his knowledge come together in a fight, avoiding confrontation with the good qualities of his opponents and highlighting his own. His records say it all...
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Originally Posted by PheelGoodInc View Post

I did notice something else though. Silva had his hands down most of the round. That tells me that obviously Silva wasn't worried about the striking. Hands at your hips helps TD defense a lot better than hands protecting your face. If Silva had a striker in front of him that he needed to worry about, his TD defense wouldn't have been that good. I don't see Silva dropping his hands to his hips if he has GSP in front of him.
Silva dropped his hands in front of Vitor Belfort. That's not being reckless for him. That's his technique. With hands down he can see everything, keep the perfect distance and rely on his lightspeed ducking ability. His head (and body) move is second to none and sometimes opponents do look like fools trying to hit him, like Forrest and Chael this time.
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post #544 of 544 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 11:32 AM
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Anderson isn't going to stop dropping his hands if he feels like the guy is going to try to take him down. The confidence he has in his movement, reaction, and counter striking is about as high as it can get. I really don't think there is anyone that can stand with him and trade.
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