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Old 10-26-2008, 03:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Lyoto fights in an elusive manner, what Silva did was just over the top, and it came off very cocky. I was at a big sports bar watching this event and everyone was absolutely disgusted with what Silva was doing, it was Cote who got all the fans tonight where I was. Showing the "three" at the start of the first round had people going ******* nuts. I'm actually so disappointed with Silva tonight, and it's a shame cause Silva has been one of my favourites for a while.

I agree with all the stand up technique shown (with the exception of Silva), there was so great stuff shown tonight, very entertaining.
It sucks that if came off cocky, but truly that is not what it was. It was just brilliant defensive striking - something MMA fighters often forget/don't know about. It's all interpretation I guess. Take my dad for example. He isn't the biggest fan of MMA, but tonight I promised him he'd be in for a work of art. As a long time boxing fan, he was literally speechless. I had about 8 rowdy friends over, who are all active competitors and my living room was silent throughout the fight. Like I said, it's all interpretation.

I can kind of agree with Toxic though, he was obviously trying to frustrate Cote. That is one of the major by-products of that kind of style. Major props to Cote for keeping composed.

Edit: Give Anderson his props for the amazing offensive striking he showed in that fight too. Are we forgetting the awesome jumping knee and the other great shots he landed through the fight.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:13 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Anderson has always been a "cocky" fighter, watch his fight with Jorge Rivera. Cro Cop used to ALWAYS do the help the guy up from the ground thing too, all the time. It has a lot to do with being in the heat of a moment in a fight ya kno?
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:15 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Most of you are idiots in my book. Especially the internet nerds who state such things as, “I lost respectful for Silva for showboating.” You all don’t have the first thing of what showboating is. As for Silva’s fighting form, are you all MORONS? HE HAS ALWAYS FOUGHT LIKE THAT. Ever sense he came to the UFC he dances around and lures his opponents in. Why do you think Machida and Silva are friends? I especially love the comments from some internet nerd above who states something like, “Silva is dancing so he’s showboating.” Head movement, Body movement, moving in and out while maintaining your stance is BASICS of any standup fighting sport. You just don’t see it that often, why Joe Rigs make’s comments like “UFC standup still hasn’t achieved the highest level yet, for most fighters” Silva and Machida have always had the same strategy, they are exactly like each other the main difference is, Machida has a karate background. Silva has a muay thai background which is a big difference. The only thing Cote did was fight smart. This made for a boring fight for Silva standards, like most complain about for Machida. Silva’s game plan is always the same; first round he simply waits and feels his opponent’s rhythm. If his opponent is stupid, and comes in head swinging he gets knocked out. Why every damn fight Silva has had hasn’t gone past the first two rounds. Everyone always tries to stand with Silva, and they leave themselves open while going aggressive. Cote did a different approach he picked his shots, and tried to move in and out, what you are suppose to do against a high level striker. The only problem is Silva has such reach for the weight class, and is such a high level striker he was losing the fight.
Last comment I’ll make. Koschek’s standup is average at best. His kickboxing does not look impressive whoever stated that. He is constantly falling to the ground, while attempting head kicks; there is a reason why he keeps slipping. His form is horrible, and comes in at bad angles, and his combinations are predictable, and lack. Also, his leg strikes and leg checks are horrible, and it paid against a high level muay thai fighter like Alves. I guarantee you he will start re-training, and make improvements to his game in that area after realizing how weak he is in that area.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:15 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Anderson Silva was showboating because he wanted Patrick Cote to become the aggressor because that is were Anderson is best when his opponent is coming after him, Cote was refusing to do that and Anderson was non to happyl, the dancing was Silva trying to play to Cote's temper and get a response it just kept failing.
Exactly he was dancing like a disrespectful dick trying to lure Cote into trudging forward stupidly like Leben did. His plan wasn't working, and I think he was a tiny bit confused on what to do.
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I just got an 'infraction' for my post. No worries.

Is there 'really' a reason to complain about silva's performance or are we all needing our tampons?

If he didnt put on the performance he did tonight, there'd be nothing to talk about.


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It sucks that if came off cocky, but truly that is not what it was. It was just brilliant defensive striking - something MMA fighters often forget/don't know about. It's all interpretation I guess. Take my dad for example. He isn't the biggest fan of MMA, but tonight I promised him he'd be in for a work of art. As a long time boxing fan, he was literally speechless. I had about 8 rowdy friends over, who are all active competitors and my living room was silent throughout the fight. Like I said, it's all interpretation.

I can kind of agree with Toxic though, he was obviously trying to frustrate Cote. That is one of the major by-products of that kind of style. Major props to Cote for keeping composed.

Edit: Give Anderson his props for the amazing offensive striking he showed in that fight too. Are we forgetting the awesome jumping knee and the other great shots he landed through the fight.
I just think he took his defensive striking to a level that was unnecessary in this case. And I think the majority (especially casual fans in this instance) see it the same way.

I mean, everyone knew (especially Silva) that Cote is not on the same level as Anderson, thus making the over-the-top "elusive" striking extremely unnecessary. What Silva did made him look like he knew that Cote never had a chance at winning, and that's where the problem lies for me. It didn't even look like he was taking him seriously.

That's why I had a problem with it. I mean you have to draw the line somewhere, and for me, tonight Silva crossed it unfortunately. And it is very disappointing cause he is a class act 99% of the time.

But when I have a guy beside me watching a live UFC event for the first time commenting on how cocky and disrespectful this "Brazilian" was I know there's a problem.

The whole fight, just sucks.
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What Silva did made him look like he knew that Cote never had a chance at winning, and that's where the problem lies for me. It didn't even look like he was taking him seriously.
And that is the most insulting thing anyone can do. And doing that if you are a champion, shows a total lack of class.

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Most of you are idiots in my book. Especially the internet nerds who state such things as, “I lost respectful for Silva for showboating.” You all don’t have the first thing of what showboating is. As for Silva’s fighting form, are you all MORONS? HE HAS ALWAYS FOUGHT LIKE THAT. Ever sense he came to the UFC he dances around and lures his opponents in. Why do you think Machida and Silva are friends? I especially love the comments from some internet nerd above who states something like, “Silva is dancing so he’s showboating.” Head movement, Body movement, moving in and out while maintaining your stance is BASICS of any standup fighting sport. You just don’t see it that often, why Joe Rigs make’s comments like “UFC standup still hasn’t achieved the highest level yet, for most fighters” Silva and Machida have always had the same strategy, they are exactly like each other the main difference is, Machida has a karate background. Silva has a muay thai background which is a big difference. The only thing Cote did was fight smart. This made for a boring fight for Silva standards, like most complain about for Machida. Silva’s game plan is always the same; first round he simply waits and feels his opponent’s rhythm. If his opponent is stupid, and comes in head swinging he gets knocked out. Why every damn fight Silva has had hasn’t gone past the first two rounds. Everyone always tries to stand with Silva, and they leave themselves open while going aggressive. Cote did a different approach he picked his shots, and tried to move in and out, what you are suppose to do against a high level striker. The only problem is Silva has such reach for the weight class, and is such a high level striker he was losing the fight.
Last comment I’ll make. Koschek’s standup is average at best. His kickboxing does not look impressive whoever stated that. He is constantly falling to the ground, while attempting head kicks; there is a reason why he keeps slipping. His form is horrible, and comes in at bad angles, and his combinations are predictable, and lack. Also, his leg strikes and leg checks are horrible, and it paid against a high level muay thai fighter like Alves. I guarantee you he will start re-training, and make improvements to his game in that area after realizing how weak he is in that area.
You make some valid points, even though you come off sounding like a douche. Relax a bit man, it's a forum

And Koscheck's stand up looks a lot better then his Lay and Pray days. If you read my post, you'd see how I was referring to it. Koscheck was working the body well(something he's been doing a lot recently). I agree, he was coming from bad angles and losing balance. But it was a big improvement from what we are used to seeing from him and it was much better then the average UFC fighter.
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He was a show boating prick in that fight. Offering his hand is completely disrespectful.
I hope someone knocks his block off.
Man, I must have been watching a different fight than you guys. The way I read it was that he was being very respectful. This guy is a class act. I've never been a nut-hugger on any fighter but Andersons nuts are firmly in my mouth right now because I think he has the skills and class to deserve to park them there.
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Man, I must have been watching a different fight than you guys. The way I read it was that he was being very respectful. This guy is a class act. I've never been a nut-hugger on any fighter but Andersons nuts are firmly in my mouth right now because I think he has the skills and class to deserve to park them there.

Ok, i just read my last post and it sounds gay as hell. His nuts are not in my mouth, they are just kinda dangling there by my ear... [pushes nuts away]



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