Originally Posted by rufio.e0
Actually an escape from the thai plumb is to keep your head up and throw your shoulder up and across your body to release the other guy's grip. That's what Rich was trying to do (and why Anderson lost the grip for a second). The problem with turning into Silva is that the more upright you stand the easier it is for him to pull your head down to his knees. Rich wasn't doing anything wrong by ignoring the advice.
Thanks, I didn't know that. Next time I am in a fight and someone tries that I will remember what to do.
Being the #2 Middleweight is NOT B level.
Your right its just your opinion, and like you with my opinion I disagree with yours.
Nothing about Silva's striking looks like crap.
Re-read the sentence, I said with Silva its Rich's striking that looked like crap and with Filho his ground game would be shown up.
So many things wrong with this I don't know where to start. He dominated Okami for all of the fight except for the 20 seconds he was defending a submission and quickly I reversed.
I probably shoudn't have commented on the fight as I said I haven't seen it, but IMO to be top level you have to do more than get a UD with top guys.
He beat David Loiseau, Evan Tanner (twice), Ken Shamrock, and Jorge Riveira. All top knotch fighters.
As for beating "guys like Lindland, Kang, Filho, Hendo and everybody's favorite flavor of the year A. Silva" Lindland isn't anywhere near the top of the food chain... he hasn't won a fight against a top tier guy since Rampage (Horn is a gatekeeper at best and Newton used to be good). Hendo said he isn't dropping to middlewieght. Filho hasn't even been tested by a striker yet so he doesn't even count (no Ninja does not count as a top level striker at middleweight). The same thing holds true for Kang... he hasn't beaten any of the upper echelon of the middleweight division (the closest kang has come was facing jason miller). That has to be the worst list of "top middleweight fighters" I've ever seen. Finally if "beating Anderson Silva" is what's required to make it out of your "B Level" category... then the entire middleweight division (other than the champ) is a B level fighter?!
Wow, it would seem to me your the delusional one not me, the three guys you listed have done what exactly to be considered top guys, since when did Evan Tanner become a top guy, or Riveria, or The Crow? As for Kang, puh-lease I think fighting guys like:
- Yoshihiro Akiyama
- Junggyu Choi
- Kazuo Misaki
- Akihiro Gono
- Amar Suloev
- Murilo Rua
- Albert Basconcelles
- Mark Weir
doesn't compare to guys like:
- Anderson Silva
- Yushin Okami
- Jason MacDonald
- Anderson Silva
- David Loiseau
And your right who has Lindland fought and tooled, oh yeah the LHW champ, and a host of other better fighters, Horn is what? Not to mention Lindland stepped up two weight classes and fought Fedor a fight many thing the Russian had to cheat to win. The jury is still out on Hendo and I guess if he never fights Ace then that is just too bad for Rich. Filho's striking isn't in question the fact he would tool Rich on the ground isn't either.