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Old 10-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #41 (permalink)
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"Should Bonnar Take Silva Down"

- no, he should stand and fight to Silva's strengths rather than utilize his one possible chance at any sort of success.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #42 (permalink)
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As Sonnen proved, taking Silva down is pretty much the only way to put it to him. But even then you risk getting caught in a triangle. However, it's better than standing and getting your nose crushed like a pepsi can.

Bonnar is a HUGE LHW...in fact he might be the biggest LHW in the UFC. He needs to use his size to his advantage, take Silva down, put his weight on him, control and work the ground & pound.

If this fight stays on the feet Bonnar will inevitably get knocked out.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I sure hope he does. He can win this if he does. If he doesnt it will be a highlight reel knockout
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #44 (permalink)
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This fight reminds me of a Mike Tyson fight back when he was in his prime. Everyone knew that he was going to win. Everyone knew he was going to knock someone out quickly and in a bad way. That's the feeling I'm getting coming into this fight, I say Bonnar goes in there and does what made him famous in his fight with Forrest. Just stand there and bang, he's got a punchers chance at best but he'll go out the way he came in, and nobody will fault him for doing it either.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #45 (permalink)
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This fight reminds me of a Mike Tyson fight back when he was in his prime. Everyone knew that he was going to win. Everyone knew he was going to knock someone out quickly and in a bad way. That's the feeling I'm getting coming into this fight, I say Bonnar goes in there and does what made him famous in his fight with Forrest. Just stand there and bang, he's got a punchers chance at best but he'll go out the way he came in, and nobody will fault him for doing it either.
Maybe Bonner is the Buster Douglas, a man with nothing to lose can fuk things up

Honestly i think if Bonner pushes the pace and has the chin to walk through everything he can do better than people are expecting.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #46 (permalink)
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No he should try to emulate what Forrest tried to do.
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I honestly don't think any MW, LHW and some HW don't have the chin to walk through Silva's punches. His technique is far to crisp and accurate. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Silva nuthugger but anyone that he has hit flush is usually looking for an icepack within a minute.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I think Bonnar stands a legitimate chance on the ground. He's the bigger man and his BJJ skills are no joke. On his feet he's likely to get decimated and embarassed. So yes, he should definitely take the fight to the ground if he's able.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Has Bonnar shown good TD's in the past? It's going to take more than average takedown ability to get Silva down.
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Bonnar's only chance is a lay'n'pray/dirty boxing match. If he tries to stand in front of Silva for more than 10 seconds he'll get ko'ed. That being said, I don't think Bonnar is an idiot. He needs to run in hands up chin down, eat a few (which he will) and shove Silva into the fence like GSP did to BJ Penn in the rematch. If he can slow Silva down he can win, he should pin Silva into the cage and hold his wrists for as long as he can. Bonnar will have the strength advantage and he needs to use it.

Everytime an opponent comes in and fights right into Silva's hands I get disappointed, hopefully Bonnar uses his one and only advantage in his favor and atleast makes it close. The worst gameplan maybe ever was Okami standing and trying to jab with Silva, how these mma professionals can go in and do something so stupid is beyond me. Hopefully Bonnar has the foresight to actually have a gameplan because Bonnar has literally no chance standing in front of him, I mean 0%, in a striking match against Silva I'd have the same chance which is none. Some people would say he has a puncher's chance but I disagree, Bonnar has mediocre power while Anderson has a very good chin. Guys like Matt Serra with heavy hands and terrible technique have a puncher's chance, Bonnar has got to pin Anderson into the cage in the first 30 seconds.

The idea that Bonnar will be able to eat Silva's strikes is ridiculous, nobody can because Silva hits at the perfect angles and walking through them is impossible. The only guy in the UFC that could take a Silva onslaught and still be standing is Roy Nelson.

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