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Old 01-31-2013, 06:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
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No one can fight like Sonnen does. I think Sonnen is the ultimate underdog. Unless you're a submission heavy fighter, he has a chance to grind out anyone in the world to a decision. I've got a feeling we'll see Bones stopping him with Guillotine.

If Anderson fought Evans, it'd be one his best performances of all time imo.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:24 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:00 PM   #83 (permalink)
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What is wrong with someone saying they think they can beat Anderson Silva? What are they "Supposed" to say?

"If I fight Anderson, I think I will lose"
How about "I think I could beat Anderson. I would like to fight him." Instead of proclaiming that he knows he'd win against a guy nobody has beaten in years.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:30 PM   #84 (permalink)
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What is wrong with someone saying they think they can beat Anderson Silva? What are they "Supposed" to say?

"If I fight Anderson, I think I will lose"

Rashad is a former champion and a well proven fighter. I do think he has a legitimate chance of beating Anderson Silva. That being said, if the fight happens, I think Anderson's timing and quickness will eventually shut Rashad down and I think Anderson will finish, even if Rashad employs the same gameplan he did against Rampage. But my point is that there is nothing wrong with having the confidence to beat the best in the world, especially when you're not the best match-up for him.

That's not the problem,

it's the fact he says "I can beat Anderson but I won't cut
the weight to win the title"

you know, a fighters ultimate goal......... if it's that easy then do it. He had nothing for Bones, he's not taking the LHW strap.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Rashad has nothing for Anderson.
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I just don't get it. Honestly it's pretty laughable that people think Rashad has no chance. He has nothing for him? Yeah nothing except a very high level of wrestling. But what is wrestling in MMA?

I don't know if Rashad would win, but you are fooling yourself if you legitimately think Rashad has "nothing" for Anderson.
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He has as much of a chance as Chael did in the 2nd fight IMO. I don't think he's as good of a wrestler as Chael is though.
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How about "I think I could beat Anderson. I would like to fight him." Instead of proclaiming that he knows he'd win against a guy nobody has beaten in years.
The former would probably be the more polite thing to say as far as evaluating a potential opponent. However, there still isn't anything wrong with having the confidance in saying that you KNOW you can beat someone, no matter what their record is. I mean, it's not like Rashad hasn't established himself as a legitimate top fighter. As far as I'm concerned, with his skill set, and the right gameplan/execution, he CAN beat Anderson Silva.

But maybe that's just my take.

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That's not the problem,

it's the fact he says "I can beat Anderson but I won't cut
the weight to win the title"

you know, a fighters ultimate goal......... if it's that easy then do it. He had nothing for Bones, he's not taking the LHW strap.
It's obvious that Rashad has a lot of respect for Silva, and admires his accomplishments in the UFC.

Now I'm not disagreeing with your statement. But have you ruled out the possibility that maybe Rashad is passively calling Silva out by saying that he absolutely knows that he would beat Silva, so essentially he won't waste time cutting weight?
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It's obvious that Rashad has a lot of respect for Silva, and admires his accomplishments in the UFC.

Now I'm not disagreeing with your statement. But have you ruled out the possibility that maybe Rashad is passively calling Silva out by saying that he absolutely knows that he would beat Silva, so essentially he won't waste time cutting weight?
I think it's quite possible that Dana told Rashad to say this, to see what the reactions from the online community would be and to stir up interest in the fight.

I don't see any point in calling out the champ from the division below you unless you are going to go to him or are already a champ.

I like what Cormier is doing with Bones, but to say you can definitely beat someone but won't go to their weight to do it is pretty retarded IMO.
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I think it's quite possible that Dana told Rashad to say this, to see what the reactions from the online community would be and to stir up interest in the fight.

I don't see any point in calling out the champ from the division below you unless you are going to go to him or are already a champ.

I like what Cormier is doing with Bones, but to say you can definitely beat someone but won't go to their weight to do it is pretty retarded IMO.
Actually after re-reading, Evans didn't say that he wasn't going down to 185 lbs. All he said was that he wanted to do a practice cut to 185 lbs first to see if he could even make the weight, and that he wanted to fight the best whether it be Bones Jones or Anderson Silva. The closest he came to saying that he wasn't going down was that "it would be bittersweet because he knows he'd win". So it's not like he's ruling out the possibility all together.
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