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Old 07-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You call that trying striking? By ANDERSON MUTHAF***ING SILVA?! Nope. That was just disinterested bullshit.
He beat Bonnar with a flying knee, he beat Forrest with a jab... I mean, watch the fight again, he tried as forceful a side kick as he could that would have knocked down many a fighter but Weidman blocked it. Anderson is a counter-striker and when someone neither over commits or stands still the counter-striking becomes nullified, which is exactly what happened. That wasn't Anderson not trying, that was Chris Weidman not getting tricked, that's where people are missing the boat. Weidman even had his hands down right in front of Silva and he pushed Silva back with his head because it's not what Anderson was prepared for. Anderson expected Weidman to freeze up or miss a huge punch and he intended to do so by "clowning around" and using head movement respectively.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Weidman even had his hands down right in front of Silva and he pushed Silva back with his head because it's not what Anderson was prepared for. Anderson expected Weidman to freeze up miss a huge punch and he intended to do so by "clowning around" and using head movement respectively.
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Even Rogan said on commentary that Weidman having his hands down isn't that smart or something along those lines.

Why can't people accept that Weidman had a perfect gameplan for Silva's taunting and it paid off?
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Weidman is relatively new to mma and that is why people are not yet sold on him. Same thing was happening with Jones . He wrecked Vader (munoz) and people said shogun (Silva) was too much of a step up. When he beat shogun people attibuted to shogun being out of shape.

It is not until you get to defend your belt at least twice that people should start to go over the top with a new fighter.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Weidman was awesome. Not intimidated, and handled the pressure of fighting the best fighter on the planet superbly. Anderson deserved to get knocked out too. He's not done shit on that level to anyone like that since Maia, and he paid for it. It's entertaining as **** when he's doing it against guys like Bonnar and Forrest and making them look like clowns, but against a stud athlete like Weidman it just didn't cut it. Weidman had the perfect gameplan, and dominated the entire fight. All Anderson was allowed to land was a few hard leg-kicks, superb from Weidman. Deserved champion.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The thing is he did try hitting Weidman, it's not that he wouldn't stop clowning, it's that Weidman knew what not to do and he had the timing of the counters down so that every time Anderson did try to hurt Weidman he saw it coming and avoided with ease which is why Anderson increased the frequency of his antics, trying to lull Weidman into a mistake of over committing or stopping moving, that's what Silva does.

Anderson danced around and tried a sidekick, he tried a spinning roundhouse, he tried a crescent kick. Every one of them missed
Very astute point. Weidman after the fight said Silva basically never hit him with anything significant except a leg kick. The irony here is, Silva couldn't connect like he normally does very early in the fight. Weidman believed that he could stand with Anderson, and keep his composure and that's how it played out.

Silva did the same exact thing with Forest and connected beautifully. That kept Forest off balance and set him up for the KO. But Weidman was better and faster, and longer. He was able to stay out of Silva's range and connect. I think he could have done that for 5 rounds.
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I personally don't care, if Silva was clowning about too much or wasn't trying or whatever...

Chris gave it 100% and wasn't having any of Anderson's bullshit. As a fighter you team cannot ask for anything more than that. His award was Middleweight Belt, and the only person every to KO Anderson Silva.

Who knows, Weidman might end up being a current day Buster Douglas, or he could have long and successful title reign. Either way, Chris Weidman can be a very proud man, mission accomplished with an epic moment and place in the sports history books.
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One of the 2 biggest upsets ever. Coming off a layoff, not very many high caliber opponents and he dominates the GOAT, you can't write a movie script as crazy as that.
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Weidman will hold the belt for 1 more maybe 2 fights. Thats it. Plus now the UFC is going to promote and hype Weidman to this ridiculous status.....Belfort, Bisping, and Sonnen could all beat him. Still not sold. He Koed a guy that refused to put up his hands and was clowning. Thats going to happen no matter who you are fighting. Im not ready to give up on the UFC yet for its WWE style hype train.

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One of the 2 biggest upsets ever. Coming off a layoff, not very many high caliber opponents and he dominates the GOAT, you can't write a movie script as crazy as that.
I guess our description of domination are very different. Im not going to debate it either so thats all Im going to say.
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Weidman will hold the belt for 1 more maybe 2 fights. Thats it..
Just curious how you know this. What's your reasoning. Did that reasoning cause to you pick Weidman to upset Silva?
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I guess our description of domination are very different. Im not going to debate it either so thats all Im going to say.
why not discuss it? Weidman won on the ground, the standup and the takedowns. Before the fight ended Anderson lost every aspect of the fight including total strikes landed. How is that not domination?
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