Originally Posted by El Bresko
So has Anderson in the past but it didn't mean he was unable to stuff some of Weidman's shots..
People seem to think stuffing one or two telegraphed takedowns is a medal worthy achievment.
Anderson still spent a third of that fight on his back getting gnped and then got kod on the feet. Part of the reason for that was the constant threat of the takedown. If Weidman decided to mix.another takedown during the exchanges he clearly showed the speed to land them when they were not completely telegraphed.un set up shots. The reason he didn't was probably because he saw an opportunity on the feet with the taunts
I'm not naive enough to think Weidman beats anderson in a pure striking match, but the takedown threat changes everything. It is the same reason Alves shut down against GSP.
Even if Vitor stuffs.one or two takedowns 1) There will be more after it and he will probably succumb or get sapped as he always does. Like jones did recently but really every wrestler he faces. 2) His striking will.be hampered a lot once he has spent a round on his back eating fists.
His best bet is an early blitz KO or a sneaky sub off the back. The longer the fight goes, the more likely he gets broken.