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post #1 of 165 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Why is everyone treating tis like a domination

Ok first I will say hats off to silva congradulations on a good win.

Now that being said lots of silva fans are going on and on about how great silva is and how much better he is but I don't see this at all. I mean seriously I am much more impressed by his victory in the first fight than the second one. I look at the fight and Chael was doing good and on his way to giving silva a run for his money the he through a bs spinning back fist tripped and landed on his ass and silva capitalized. It doest take a whole lot of talent to knee a guy who is sitting on the ground with his back to the cage.

Pulling off that triangle in their first fight was very impressive I thought however keeing sonnen sitting on his butt after he tripped is not that big a deal. Had sonnet nit tripped this could have gone completely different. Maybe silva would have knoced him out latter putting together some combos or maybe Chael would have grinder out the UD we will never know. However that fight I see was nothing other than capitalizing on a stupid mistak which I think many fighters on the UFC roster could have done not out classing and dominating the opponet.

I would love to see the fight one more time when they are both at their best and nither of them make a screw up like that and ruins the fight.

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post #2 of 165 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 06:35 AM
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"It doest take a whole lot of talent to knee a guy who is sitting on the ground with his back to the cage."

It doesn't take a whole lot of talent to damage someone in full mount.

Sonnen COULD NOT capitalize on Anderson's mistake of running out to throw fists and getting taken down - AS DID capitalize on the mistake by Sonnen.

Every sport/championship is about capitalizing on mistakes (turnovers, errors, bad game plans, etc.).

CHAMPIONS know how to do this better than the rest.
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post #3 of 165 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 06:38 AM
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I know what you mean. Chael lost more so because he made a mistake than because Silva implemented his gameplan. Not to take any credit away from Silva. He captitilized on Chael's mistake and got a win because of it. I just feel like this fight leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

As much as I would love to see them fight again, it'll never happen. It's really hard to sell a third fight between the same guys nevermind the fact Silva finished him twice.
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Plus that one mistake wasn't what cost him the fight.

Let's not forget that Sonnen GOT BACK UP after the slip-knee to chest. Sonnen tried to swing when he got up???? <poor choice> then before he could grapple, Silva held him back with one arm and punched with his right - and knocked him down <impressive>.
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Anderson finished the fight with the first real opportunity he had. Infact, it wasn't even a real opportunity to finish the fight. I can't think of any other fighter that would have finished so quickly in that situation. That's why he's the greatest, you screw up for one second and he will end you.

Anderson at 225lbs vs JDS at 238lbs is very interesting to me. Andy wins IMO.

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Silva is so good that he makes his opponents do mistakes.
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Silva's gameplan worked well in the second round when Sonnen couldn't take him down. Why the excuses?.

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What mistake did Chael make? That spinning back fist is a move he practices do a youtube search on his hook kick back fist combo. Silva ducked it and he fell, there is no mistake it just got counter well. How many fighters not named ANderson Silva would have timed that and ducked it?

Why was it domination? Chael got stuff on 3 take down attempts, and got finished. SIlva dropped him with a right hand, and GNP him. The only difference is Chael was attacking when past opponents would freeze up. Name me one time where Chael has been TKO?

Look at the so call mistake? Is it a mistake on Chael's part or attribution to Silva's skills? Realistically Chael saw a man with his hands down and tried to hit him, but SIlva used his legendary head movement and got him like okami,forrest,franklin,etc.
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Well TBH, Silva did stop ALL of Chaels takedown-attempts in the second, he then proceeds to duck away from a spinning elbow, classic Silva matrix style making Sonnen drop on his ass, only to finish him with GNP, I don't see how u can take that credit away from Silva.

Saying it doesn't take much talent to knee someone sitting down is like saying it doesn't take much talent to win a fight by wrestling, you just hold a guy down and punch him in the face, that's not so hard right?

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Originally Posted by americanfighter View Post
It doest take a whole lot of talent to knee a guy who is sitting on the ground with his back to the cage.
And did Silva say: hey sonnen, stay on your butt for me to knee you?

LooooL, even the challenger said I have no excuses! But it seems that the fans have.

Guys, AS is the best MMA fighter in History (PERIOD).

Just look at this:

Is this a fight or a Van Damn Hollywood movie? Even in movies you don't see stuff like that a lot

Fedor Emelianenko: The one who doesn't fall, doesn't stand up

Fedor Emelianenko | Anderson Silva | Junior Dos Santos | Lyoto Machida | Carlos Condit | Frankie Edgar | Erick Silva

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