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Anderson Silva 49 80.33%
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #211 (permalink)
 
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I remember a certain GOAT in a different combat sport being a bit of a showoff as well. He had a lot of fans and haters as well and still does to this day.

It comes with the territory I guess

Absolutely stellar work by Anderson against Bonnar, who is a ballsy gentleman for stepping up for this fight!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:18 AM   #212 (permalink)
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I never thought it would be competitive, I could have done without Anderson trying to humiliate Bonnar though. He could have done his trip and knee a minute in instead of playing a cage game that only goes to further prove Silva is so much better something we all knew. Silva is a bully, its really that simple. He may be the GOAT but the man doesn't need to clown the guys who step in the cage with him to prove it.
I have to disagree with this sentiment.

Show-boating is part of the fight game and has been forever: Roy Jones, Ali, Ray Leonard are just some examples of this.

It's more about confidenece in ones own ability rather than disrespect for their opponents.
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It was incredible. Simple as really. As soon as Silva nonchalantly looked over at his corner whilst defending the take down, and said as calmly as can be 'don't worry, I got this' I knew it'd be over before the round ended.

I personally loved the so called 'showboating'. It was amazing. I was watching in awe. Silva is one of those once in a generation type fighters and I appreciate every minute we get to watch him in the cage.

Bonnar isn't the best in the world, but he's a solid 205'er that's given some top guys some problems. He's tough as nails and Silva walked through him like he was a random bum off the street. Like others have said, exactly what we should expect from the GOAT. Silva proves yet again why he's ranked #1 in every p4p list worth a damn.
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It was incredible. Simple as really. As soon as Silva nonchalantly looked over at his corner whilst defending the take down, and said as calmly as can be 'don't worry, I got this' I knew it'd be over before the round ended.

I personally loved the so called 'showboating'. It was amazing. I was watching in awe. Silva is one of those once in a generation type fighters and I appreciate every minute we get to watch him in the cage.

Bonnar isn't the best in the world, but he's a solid 205'er that's given some top guys some problems. He's tough as nails and Silva walked through him like he was a random bum off the street. Like others have said, exactly what we should expect from the GOAT. Silva proves yet again why he's ranked #1 in every p4p list worth a damn.
This.

I think Anderson understands the importance of giving the fans a show or a spectacle and while some may see it as entertaining, others see it as disrespectful.

I thought it was awsome personally.
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Anderson did what was to be expected, clown a bum who had no place being the octagon with him in the first place.

Mildly entertaining stuff.

I'm still pissed that we could have potentially see Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva instead of this joke of a fight.
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Anderson did what was to be expected, clown a bum who had no place being the octagon with him in the first place.

Mildly entertaining stuff.

I'm still pissed that we could have potentially see Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva instead of this joke of a fight.
The taunting in that fight would be insane
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Rewatched the fight again. Even in his interview he said that he was comfortable there because he knew it would be harder for him to be taken down and more importantly coming up from a lower weight class he felt that he was quicker and could anticipate his (Bonnar's) strikes. In Mike Goldberg's words, "how good was that."

In the second viewing noticed the shots were glancing ones or Anderson simply rolled with em which is unbelievable especially at such a close proximity. Only boxers display that kind of cat like reflexes. I could see Bonnar perplexed throwing hard combinations, then opting to strike with jabs only to be rebuffed.

For anybody who's disenchanted with his style of fighting you should really take a closer inspection on what he's really doing out there. He's allowing fighters to fight at their own strengths.

Okami has one of the best clinch games. What does Anderson do. He engages.
Chael has the best take downs.
Vitor is a striker.
Lutter is a Black BJJ practioner yet gets submitted.
Irvin is an accomplished Muay Thai fighter yet he taught em an advanced lesson in kickboxing.

Think engaging his opponents with their own strengths actually mentally stimulates him as it presents a challenge to em. This guy fights in such a special way that it's surreal.

Watching this master fight always puts a big smile on my face.
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Can we stop this Bones being number one p4p bullshit now? LHW isn't a better division than MW anymore and hasn't been for a while and Anderson is clearly more skilled.

I don't know what people are crying about with the self imposed handicap. It made the fight more entertaining and it is up to Bonnar to make it so he can't do shit like that. It isn't even taunting; you don't have to move backwards to dodge if you can dodge the strikes by moving your head and moving to the side.

The way Andy trashed Bonnar was beautiful and what I expect out of the GOAT.
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How somebody could have not appreciated the greatness of Anderson in that fight is beyond me.
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Anderson did what was to be expected, clown a bum who had no place being the octagon with him in the first place.

Mildly entertaining stuff.

I'm still pissed that we could have potentially see Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva instead of this joke of a fight.
There was no possible way you could have seen Silva/Diaz last night unless you played it on Undisputed 3, Nick is suspended and the UFC will uphold his suspension outside of Nevada.
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