My point is, when he goes to ground, it's not by choice. That's something his fans have invented to refute the argument that he has average take down defense. It's a weak rebuttal because it's based on an assumption.
Iceman - im not assuming anything. Im going off the available evidence, his style and his record. He is primarily a striker, and given the choice he chooses to stand. His record reflects that.
Im not saying that he can't stuff a takedown, or can't pull off a sweep. Ofcourse he can. Despite that however, it is not one of his strengths, and the jury is still out on how he will handle a dominate wrestler with great base and dominant top position. If you're going to say that his fight with Nate proved that, don't. Nate is not that guy. He doesn't have a strong wrestling background or wrestling pedegree.
Why do you guys have so much trouble admitting that Anderson's game isn't perfect and that he has questions that need to be answered? Mentioning a weakness Silva has on this board is like calling peoples mothers mean names at times.
Demian Maia may be the Fred Astaire of jiu-jitsu, but it’s too bad Silva is the Gene Kelly of kicking everyone’s ass.
Last edited by Flak; 11-14-2007 at 03:07 PM.