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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva

For my money this should be the next fight for them, the're both undefeated they and they both just won on the main event of a PPV.

Personally I got Silva winning, he's a better striker and finisher and Rashad's takedowns won't mean much aganist a BJJ black belt.

Either way we would see who truly is a top 5 LHW.
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Evans vs. Machida would make more sense (if Machida gets pass Soko). Come on, haven't we all learned not to be too quick to jump on a bandwagon?

To be honest, Silva beating Alexander should not have done much for his ranking. Yeah, it moved him up, but not by much. Everyone just wanted to see if Alexander was the real deal or not, and Silva just exposed him.

Evans vs. Silva would be an interesting fight, but this would be a stepdown for Evans.
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Evans vs. Machida would make more sense (if Machida gets pass Soko). Come on, haven't we all learned not to be too quick to jump on a bandwagon?

To be honest, Silva beating Alexander should not have done much for his ranking. Yeah, it moved him up, but not by much. Everyone just wanted to see if Alexander was the real deal or not, and Silva just exposed him.

Evans vs. Silva would be an interesting fight, but this would be a stepdown for Evans.
you sound like dana white. i hope you don't really think evans is a top 5.
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I don't think its a step down, when has evans looked like a top contender? he barely drew against tito and struggled to a debatable split decision against bisping

put him in with thiago, lets see now if thiago is the real deal if he wins then move him up......
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I'm being objective here, Evans has been very consistent. Although he has not defeated someone like Shogun or Liddell, he has defeated some solid fighters.

Seriously, what have we learned about jumping on a bandwagon? Do you honestly believe T. Silva is NOT a stepdown for Evans? Silva exposing Alexander does not prove that Silva is now a beast.

It is not clear cut where Griffin and Jardine stands in the division because both have suffered big KO losses when they were the favorites. Yeah, they both bounced back really nicely but a big loss (usually) tends to override a big win.
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I also like Machida vs Evans better than Silva vs Evans. Give Thiago Keith Jardine.

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Evans and Jardine both would get trashed by Thiago since neither one is that great standing or on the ground. While Thiago has the potential to be great in both places.

Thiago vs Jardine makes more sense. But honestly I don't even think that fight would be close I mean what does Jardine do better than Thiago. The only thing's I can think of is leg kicks and punches. Well he doesn't have half the power of Alexander of Drwal who are both heavy handed strikers so the punching advantage doesn't mean much. And Leg kicks can often lead to takedowns and I don't think Jardine stands a chance on the ground.

Thiago vs Jardine = The death of the Keith Jardine Hype.
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Evans vs. Machida would make more sense (if Machida gets pass Soko). Come on, haven't we all learned not to be too quick to jump on a bandwagon?

To be honest, Silva beating Alexander should not have done much for his ranking. Yeah, it moved him up, but not by much. Everyone just wanted to see if Alexander was the real deal or not, and Silva just exposed him.

Evans vs. Silva would be an interesting fight, but this would be a stepdown for Evans.
A draw against a past his prime Tito and a split decision against an overrated Bisping moves Rashad up how?

IMO his last two fights have kept him made him look worst and no where near ready to be considered a contender.
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Silva has very good leg kicks not as good as Jardine's but people still talk about Jardine like he is a top 10 fighter at times and I honestly don't think he is a top 20 LHW.

The guy has good stand up. But he was getting schooled by Forrest till he caught him, He got messed up by Houston, and while he beat Liddell that had a lot more to do with Liddell just standing there really.

His ground game isn't good. He can't compete with any top LHW outside of Houston and Liddell on the ground. I mean even Rashad or Bisping would trash him on the ground.

His TDD isn't so good that he can stay off the ground like Liddell.

I mean this guy really isn't that good. He KO'd Forrest and beat up Liddell when Liddell just stood there and took kick after kick to the body.
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I agree the Jardine hype has gotten out of hand, Forrest was a perfect fight for him because he is known for taking shots and Jardine does have heavy hands and Chuck may not be the fighter he once was.

I do believe Silva could beat either Evans or Jardine but he may suffer from not being a TUF alum.
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