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Old 03-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #31 (permalink)
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In fact a pattern I have noticed with every anderson fight is unless pressured he starts very slow to calculate his opponents moves, bum rush him so he has no time think early ala sonnen and he is put in a bad position with no time to judge the movements. Weidman can beat him he isn't gonna go herp I can outstrike anderson i'll just do that, he'll get in his face and grind him down til he has way with him.
Thats the obvious gameplan. On paper Chris has a strong chance I think. But man... I dunno. Silva has been fighting at the top level for a long long long time. Not only is he one of the most experienced MMA fighters on the planet, but his skills are extra-ordinary. It might be just a bit too much to expect of Weidman right now. He's going to get put in some seriously tricky spots by Silva. How will he react to them? What's the fibre of his heart? We know Silva is un-breakable. He will go till the end.

All trollisms aside ( for once ) I like Chris. He's like Sonnen but more refined and powerful. But unlike Sonnen, he's still so green. I know people like to point to Cain and JDS as examples of green fighters being good enough... but the HW division in in-comparable to MW. Chris hasnt faced any other top 10 MW dude aside from Munoz. Cain and JDS had nowhere left to go except fight for the belt. Between them, they cleaned everybody out.

So, while I like Chris and think hes the only logical choice for the shot, I'm not sure how he'll handle somebody as skilled and experienced as Silva.
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Thats the obvious gameplan. On paper Chris has a strong chance I think. But man... I dunno. Silva has been fighting at the top level for a long long long time. Not only is he one of the most experienced MMA fighters on the planet, but his skills are extra-ordinary. It might be just a bit too much to expect of Weidman right now. He's going to get put in some seriously tricky spots by Silva. How will he react to them? What's the fibre of his heart? We know Silva is un-breakable. He will go till the end.

All trollisms aside ( for once ) I like Chris. He's like Sonnen but more refined and powerful. But unlike Sonnen, he's still so green. I know people like to point to Cain and JDS as examples of green fighters being good enough... but the HW division in in-comparable to MW. Chris hasnt faced any other top 10 MW dude aside from Munoz. Cain and JDS had nowhere left to go except fight for the belt. Between them, they cleaned everybody out.

So, while I like Chris and think hes the only logical choice for the shot, I'm not sure how he'll handle somebody as skilled and experienced as Silva.
The Maia fight showed his heart, he had nothing in the tank but gave it all his all and pulled out a decision, he'll fight through adversity but Anderson and Maia are two different worlds, still his grappling will give Anderson problems.


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Maia was in the top ten when Weidman beat him. BTW it would be nice if someone could correct the spelling the man's name.

Oh and you sell the fight at Anderson Silva facing the number 1 contender, undefeated NCAA Div 1 ranked competitor.
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Thats the obvious gameplan. On paper Chris has a strong chance I think. But man... I dunno. Silva has been fighting at the top level for a long long long time. Not only is he one of the most experienced MMA fighters on the planet, but his skills are extra-ordinary. It might be just a bit too much to expect of Weidman right now. He's going to get put in some seriously tricky spots by Silva. How will he react to them? What's the fibre of his heart? We know Silva is un-breakable. He will go till the end.

All trollisms aside ( for once ) I like Chris. He's like Sonnen but more refined and powerful. But unlike Sonnen, he's still so green. I know people like to point to Cain and JDS as examples of green fighters being good enough... but the HW division in in-comparable to MW. Chris hasnt faced any other top 10 MW dude aside from Munoz. Cain and JDS had nowhere left to go except fight for the belt. Between them, they cleaned everybody out.

So, while I like Chris and think hes the only logical choice for the shot, I'm not sure how he'll handle somebody as skilled and experienced as Silva.
Man your avy distracts me that damn smelly kosheck, anyhow there's nothing for chris to gain by beating other people because all that will do is give anderson more tape on weidman's weaknesses since he hasn't showed any yet being undefeated and never in trouble by anyone. The best thing chris can do is like chael rush anderson and say fook it he is as mortal as I and take him down and don't separate til he does.

The reason I have faith in chris is because he personally said i'm not gonna be stupid and stand with anderson for even a minute and no other anderson opponents apart from chale have said that or at least meant it. Now if Chris decided hey maybe I can touch him standing I would already wave the white flag right now.
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The Maia fight showed his heart, he had nothing in the tank but gave it all his all and pulled out a decision, he'll fight through adversity but Anderson and Maia are two different worlds, still his grappling will give Anderson problems.


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For sure. I hope its a hard fight for both of them. Everybody knows I frequent Andersons Jedi testicles often. But I enjoy seeing him under pressure. So far, aside Hendo and Sonnen, he has crushed everybody. I want to see more before he packs it in.
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No doubt its an underwhelming fight on paper. Especially with Silva being out for so long I expected a better match up for his return. But if Weidman is #1 then so be it let them fight.

Also UFC IS sports entertainment whether you like it or not.
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No doubt its an underwhelming fight on paper. Especially with Silva being out for so long I expected a better match up for his return. But if Weidman is #1 then so be it let them fight.

Also UFC IS sports entertainment whether you like it or not.
It's a sport, and it's entertainment, but it is not sports entertainment. Do you consider the MLB or MLS to be sports entertainment? The UFC has worked hard at legitimizing the sport, and trying to distance itself from the Vincent Kennedy Mcmann business angle.
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Sports are meant to be entertainment, the UFC is a business and they like every other business is focused on maximizing profit.

Silva vs Weidman isn't the biggest fight they could make, but it's the fight they had to make, no one was left and it's not a bad fight like everyone is making it out to be. People just see Weidman as a guy who elbowed Munoz but Weidman is the best guy Anderson has fought when it comes to mixing his wrestling with his jujitsu and that's how you beat Anderson.


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I can't believe there is not one comment in this thread about GSP saying Wiedman will finish Silva early.
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so you acknowledge that thats whats good for business? you have to have a gimmick or personality to make it in this sport. at the end of the day the ufc is a business and to make money they have to sell fights, create storylines, grudges thats what sells a fight, for ppv $, ratings. the ufc is finding out now and they're taking advantage of it.

Wrestling legend Eric Bishoff said it best "controversy creates cash".
I'm not sure why it is suddenly our burden to ensure the financial success of the UFC.

You're obviously a Pro Wrestling troll trying to rustling jimmies... so have fun.
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