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post #61 of 126 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 02:19 PM
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People underestimate Silva's defensive wrestling so much that it is laughable. Chael Sonnen has the best power double in MMA... way better than any HW. He almost never sets it up at all, and it is basically the only thing he has ever needed to use to become the 2nd best MW in the world. It's foolish to just assume that every good wrestler could take Silva down because Sonnen could.

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Not sure why you're choosing to be so abrasive.

You have no idea what will happen; you're guessing based on your opinions... just like the rest of us.

Go ask AS how he would rank himself at HW. He'd probably just laugh because it's an absurd, hypothetical question, that we can never have an answer to, because it will never happen.

That's the fun of it. Stop pissing on the parade, Debbie Downer.

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You mean the same guy who has wanted to fight guys like Lesnar and Frank Mir on separate occasions?

Is there any further ignorance you wish to profoundly display when it comes to MMA?

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People underestimate Silva's defensive wrestling so much that it is laughable. Chael Sonnen has the best power double in MMA... way better than any HW. He almost never sets it up at all, and it is basically the only thing he has ever needed to use to become the 2nd best MW in the world. It's foolish to just assume that every good wrestler could take Silva down because Sonnen could.

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I know exactly how good Silva's TD defense is and how good his guard is and i know that Cain and Cormier are actually developing wrestling at AKA so i'm going to say that Silva won't last a Round with either one.




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Cormier isn't a finishing machine. The usual overreaction is quite present.

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Cormier isn't a finishing machine. The usual overreaction is quite present.
He also reacts very poorly to getting hit.
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You mean the same guy who has wanted to fight guys like Lesnar and Frank Mir on separate occasions?

Is there any further ignorance you wish to profoundly display when it comes to MMA?
First, how did those fights go for AS against those HW's? Oh yeah; they never happened.

Second, just to see if I have this straight- are you seriously suggesting I'm ignorant about things MMA because I disagree with you in a fun thead discussing AS as a Top10 in a weight class he has never, and will never, fight in?

Congrats'-- you are officially clownshoes.

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People underestimate Silva's defensive wrestling so much that it is laughable. Chael Sonnen has the best power double in MMA... way better than any HW. He almost never sets it up at all, and it is basically the only thing he has ever needed to use to become the 2nd best MW in the world. It's foolish to just assume that every good wrestler could take Silva down because Sonnen could.

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Yes Chael is a much better wrestler the the HW fighters but the thing is when you have 30 or 40 pounds of pure muscle on the guy it more than makes mup for you lack of skill. For example in their last fight silva stoped one of chael's takedowns by grabbing his shorts. Put Shane carwin are Cain in that position and they would have been able to complete that take down with nothing but brute strength.

Take the skills of an NCAA all-american like Cain or a D2 champ like Carwin and add the size advantage and it would be too much for silva.

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I completely disagree. The cage is big and Silva is nimble. I think Welder boy would struggle to get his hands on him.

But still, assuming Carwin was any good, who are the others? Because to me, right now, aside from Cain the rest of the UFC HW's are not excellent wrestlers.
Yeah silva is nimble and quick and it may take a few rounds but I carwin could eventually get a hold of him and with the power carwin holds all it would take is once and then it's a hard slam followed by a quick tko.

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I know exactly how good Silva's TD defense is and how good his guard is and i know that Cain and Cormier are actually developing wrestling at AKA so i'm going to say that Silva won't last a Round with either one.
Wouldn't last a round with Cormier? There isn't even really a big size difference there. If Cormier wasn't so pudgy he'd outweigh Silva by about 15 pounds and would have a significant size and reach disadvantage.

Cormier doesn't even very explosive takedowns. He wasn't known as a big takedown guy in wrestling and he isn't now in MMA.

I guarantee you that if they were to fight Silva would be a 2:1 favorite at least.




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Yeah silva is nimble and quick and it may take a few rounds but I carwin could eventually get a hold of him and with the power carwin holds all it would take is once and then it's a hard slam followed by a quick tko.

It would take a few rounds? And what do you think is going to be happening during those "few rounds"? I'll tell you what... Carwin is going to get punched in the face very very hard *lots* of times.
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