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Old 01-31-2013, 10:06 AM   #31 (permalink)
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If Rashad is relentless enough I don't think Silva finds his chin.
I don't think there is anything Rashad can do to prevent Anderson from finding his chin. Anderson is just too fast and too accurate. It would just be a matter of time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:23 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I don't think there is anything Rashad can do to prevent Anderson from finding his chin. Anderson is just too fast and too accurate. It would just be a matter of time.
Anderson has been really good at that yes but he is fighting guys that are either totally committing to striking, standing right in front if him or backing up. He hasn't looked that stellar against the couple wrestlers that committed to takedowns that actually have the wrestling to get it done.

Do I think Rashad will definitely win? No. Is Silva the favorite? Yes. Does Rashad possess the speed and wrestling to make it his fight. Absolutely.
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If Rashad is relentless enough I don't think Silva finds his chin.
So let me get this straight. Rashad, who got hit clean several times by Tito freakin' Ortiz, is somehow going to avoid getting his chin tagged by Anderson Silva? Really?
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So let me get this straight. Rashad, who got hit clean several times by Tito freakin' Ortiz, is somehow going to avoid getting his chin tagged by Anderson Silva? Really?
I said if he is relentless enough he can get it done. There was an IF in there if you missed it again.

And let's leave the mmath out of it. It goes both way.

I could be like so you are telling me that Travis Lutter can take down Silva and Rashad can't? Really?

Chanel Sonnen can clip Silva but Rashad can't? Really?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Anderson has been really good at that yes but he is fighting guys that are either totally committing to striking, standing right in front if him or backing up. He hasn't looked that stellar against the couple wrestlers that committed to takedowns that actually have the wrestling to get it done.

Do I think Rashad will definitely win? No. Is Silva the favorite? Yes. Does Rashad possess the speed and wrestling to make it his fight. Absolutely.
I use to think Rashad would be a good matchup for Spider back when Rashad was on his title run because he had such unique head movement. But IMO he isn't the same fighter post Machida. He is more gun shy on the feet these days it seems. I think Anderson is quite a bit faster then Machida and Machida had the speed advantage vs Rashad. I just think the speed is really the killer here for Rashad. It would be like nothing Rashad had ever seen before.
I use to think it would be a good matchup but over the years I have changed my mind and as time goes on and the more I see the more I'm sure Anderson would hurt him badly. But that's just how I see it playing out.
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I use to think Rashad would be a good matchup for Spider back when Rashad was on his title run because he had such unique head movement. But IMO he isn't the same fighter post Machida. He is more gun shy on the feet these days it seems. I think Anderson is quite a bit faster then Machida and Machida had the speed advantage vs Rashad. I just think the speed is really the killer here for Rashad. It would be like nothing Rashad had ever seen before.
I use to think it would be a good matchup but over the years I have changed my mind and as time goes on and the more I see the more I'm sure Anderson would hurt him badly. But that's just how I see it playing out.
He did change after Machida. He remembered he is a wrestler and one of the best in the entire division.
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Would be a shame if another blowout occurred.
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I would love to see Rashad fight Silva, that's the only Silva fight I'm interested in right now besides him moving up to LHW.
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He did change after Machida. He remembered he is a wrestler and one of the best in the entire division.
Yeah I agree ultimately it was a change for the best. He kind of fell in love with his standup just like Kos did. Hard to beat when he sticks to his wrestling. But again I think the speed plays a factor in that department as well. Rashad is faster then most LHW and can get his shot on most guys in that division. With Anderson's style and speed I think it will be hard for Rashad to shoot in. Just looking at the list of guys Rashad has fought in his career the guys that have given him the most problems are the guys can match his speed or even have the advantage over him in that department. Jones, Machida and even Bisping. Anderson blows them all away when it comes to speed.
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Yeah I agree ultimately it was a change for the best. He kind of fell in love with his standup just like Kos did. Hard to beat when he sticks to his wrestling. But again I think the speed plays a factor in that department as well. Rashad is faster then most LHW and can get his shot on most guys in that division. With Anderson's style and speed I think it will be hard for Rashad to shoot in. Just looking at the list of guys Rashad has fought in his career the guys that have given him the most problems are the guys can match his speed or even have the advantage over him in that department. Jones, Machida and even Bisping. Anderson blows them all away when it comes to speed.
Anderson is an entirely different fighter. He isn't elusive like Machida is. (He is elusive but he uses a lot more head movement where Machida comes in and out a lot more), JBJ had a huge reach advantage compounded with the fact that he has a very very good wrestling base. And Bisping has much better TDD than Silva has.
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