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Old 05-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Anderson's speed is already gone. He was just freakishly fast for his size when he was younger so he is still really fast when he is on his downside.
Silva is not exceptionally fast, but he has exceptionally good timing and accuracy which makes him look so fast. And he reads his opponents better than anyone else. His cornermen don't tell him what to do, he tells his cornerman what's going on in the fight and what to do... "Helax"
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Weidman is a nice guy. I liked his interview. But realistically, wrestling is all he has against Anderson and after such that layoff? Troubling. He may be a high level wrestler and have a good grappling game, better BJJ than Sonnen, but he kept standing against Maia as Davis kept standing against Vinny. Anderson has a solid and still underrated BJJ. He tapped great grapplers when he was forced to the ground. Unless his age shows up of a sudden, Anderson should take this.
Anyway, Weidman could be a very nice 185 champion replacement if this is to happen. Very likable person and a great sportsman.
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Silva is not exceptionally fast, but he has exceptionally good timing and accuracy which makes him look so fast. And he reads his opponents better than anyone else. His cornermen don't tell him what to do, he tells his cornerman what's going on in the fight and what to do... "Helax"
How can you define speed with ANderson? He dodges punches with ease and can hits people effortlessly. To me he's ridiculously fast.
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How can you define speed with ANderson? He dodges punches with ease and can hits people effortlessly. To me he's ridiculously fast.
Yea, don't understand. Not sure who in the UFC at 185 or higher that would be considered faster than him, other than maybe Machida.
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I have to agree that Anderson is incredibly quick today, even if he has slowed since his early days. Andy's reflxes are just intense and that plays a big factor into being fast.
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i cant remember the video but anderson was dodging those tennis balls pretty damn fast, it was pretty recent i think


he may have slowed but i have seen no evidence to suggest this
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Curious? If Weidman smashes Silva and subs him or wins a one sided decision will people say Weidman is that good, or will it be because Anderson got old over night?

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It will go both ways. Weidman loses then it will only be because of his time off.


I see this fight going like the Henderson one where people will throwing out the age old argument of "he was winning until he lost"

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How can you define speed with ANderson? He dodges punches with ease and can hits people effortlessly. To me he's ridiculously fast.
His hand speed has never really been that fast but his reflexes and explosiveness are exceptional
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i cant remember the video but anderson was dodging those tennis balls pretty damn fast, it was pretty recent i think


he may have slowed but i have seen no evidence to suggest this


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