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Jon Fitch 16 34.78%
Erick Silva 22 47.83%
Draw 8 17.39%
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:18 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Fitch would stop a lot more people if he fought like that more often.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:19 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Fitch was a badass tonight - i give Silva credit for hanging in there for 2 rounds. 2-3 more like this and Fitch will get his title shot...hopefully this was him learning how people get title shots.



He is an explosive guy who fights at a mad pace - he just has to calm it down a little. Fitch is a cardio machine.
Whether it be slowing down his pace of taking his cardio training to the next level, he's at 170 which is loaded down with wrestlers who might be able to do to him what Fitch did.

A lot of people counted Fitch out, they said 'Well his best wins are Alves and Diego' and he 'couldn't beat a blown up 155'er' but there was a reason he was the number 2 Welterweight for as long as he was and people counted him out big time after the Hendricks fight. Erick's a great prospect and has the chance to be something big but a desperate man is a dangerous man and Fitch really took it to the next level tonight.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:22 AM   #143 (permalink)
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Whether it be slowing down his pace of taking his cardio training to the next level, he's at 170 which is loaded down with wrestlers who might be able to do to him what Fitch did.
Well, nobody does it like Fitch does - im sure many would of gone down from the strikes or the submission. Silva has a lot to improve, he can improve his cardio but he also has to learn not everyone will just keel over when he starts hitting them - need to prepare for a 3 round fight in training and gameplan.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:25 AM   #144 (permalink)
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I had NO idea Fitch was that good at submissions. I hadent really watched him, must have seen a boring fight and got turned off, but tonight he earned my respect insanley. I thought he would control with his wrestling (because Erick fans played it down but Brennaman kicked his ass with wrestling) but Fitch showed so much more. I previously didnt like him and now he's up there in my fav fighters. He beats Kampmann any day of the week fighting like that.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #146 (permalink)
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Lost a mil betting on Erick Silva.

It was well worth it to see that fight though.
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He was robbed of a stoppage. Silva was doing nothing for like 2-3 minutes. The punches weren't near 100%, but he took like 50 punches there. Fitch had over 100 ground strikes...
wrong. silva worked his way back to his feet.. if he had stayed in that position getting beat up until the bell rang then ya i would agree. but the guy defended intelligently and got out of the position so no a TKO is not warranted
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Some referees would have stopped it but I thought Silva faught through well and proved that he could take the shots and avoid the stoppage loss.
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To all the people claiming Fitch is boring, you really have to go back and actually watch his fights. These guys he takes down pull guard and hold onto his hands for 3 rounds. THEY make the fights boring.

If everyone just lay there like Silva in round three, Fitch would look like a beast in all his fights. It`s easy to look like a badass when your opponent mentally checks out and just lies there like a dead fish, it`s a bit harder when they`re content to lose a decision and hold you hands the whole fight.

There`s been so many Fitch fights where he clearly won rounds one and two and his opponent was content to just hang on in round three. If those opponents had been scrambling and giving up their backs and trying to actually get up and fight him, they would have been leaving those openings for the chokes and the GnP. It`s easy to blame the guy on top when a ground battle is boring, but sometimes you have to look at the guy on the bottom and think, why isn`t he trying to get up?

Fitch came out a bit more aggressive tonight, but he was also fighting a guy who played right into his game and then folded mentally when he didn`t get his way. Most guys Fitch fights don`t do that. Fitch has been fighting the best of the best for years and beating them, they`re the best of the best because unlike Silva, they don`t just give up when they`re losing and let him hit them.

Go back early in his career, Fitch has 10 stoppages because he was fighting guys like Silva who couldn`t defend the onslaught and just lay there.

It's all about matchups. There are loads of guys at 170 that the UFC could feed to Fitch and Fitch will beast them just like tonight and the UFC can hype Fitch up for another title shot. The problem is Dana publicly states he doesn't like Fitch and he's not about to give him fights that make him look good.

See, Dana likes Silva, and I guarantee he isn't going to give Silva any more fights with guys with Fitch's skill set for a while. He'll give him a bunch of guys who don't have the wrestling ability to take him down and don't have the striking to hang with him so Silva can run around throwing flashy kicks and shit and looking like a killer.

But if the UFC gives Fitch the right opponents, they can build him up like the beast he is. Spoiler alert: they won't do it. And iirc it's all over some stupid f****** beef with Dana over licensing rights and a f****** video game. Fitch punked Dana like 5 years ago and Dana's fragile little ego has never recovered from it.

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To all the people claiming Fitch is boring, you really have to go back and actually watch his fights. These guys he takes down pull guard and hold onto his hands for 3 rounds. THEY make the fights boring.

If everyone just lay there like Silva in round three, Fitch would look like a beast in all his fights. It`s easy to look like a badass when your opponent mentally checks out and just lies there like a dead fish, it`s a bit harder when they`re content to lose a decision and hold you hands the whole fight.

Fitch came out a bit more aggressive tonight, but he was also fighting a guy who played right into his game and then folded mentally when he didn`t get his way. Most guys Fitch fights don`t do that because Fitch has been fighting the best of the best for years.

Go back early in his career, he has 10 stoppages because he was fighting guys like Silva who couldn`t defend the onslaught.
when Silva was just laying there he suddenly looked like the guy who cant finish anyone. When Silva was giving him just about as much as he could handle he looked different than normal - Silva forced somethng extra from Fitch.
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