Originally Posted by WouldLuv2FightU
I'm not saying Anderson has no wrestling skills whatsoever but it's definately not even close to what makes him #1 in the world. I know Anderson's strength is better than Nate's right now that is obvious but Anderson is in his prime and has a good 10-15 years of experience on Nate.
Your wording was: "You don't really NEED wrestling to be the best in your wieght class, especially when you are badass off your back. Look at Anderson Silva". I understood this to mean that Anderson Silva does not have wrestling. If that's not what you meant, then okay.
Anderson has the best striking in the MW division. I don't think we'll ever be able to say Nate has the best BJJ in the LW division.
What I am saying is that Nate is young, takes the game seriously, trains hard, learns fast, and has a great team behind him. All I said is Nate has the POTENTIAL to one day become #1 in his weight class, and I even made it clear that he needs to improve on some things first.
I won't deny that he has potential, but I don't think he'll ever be number one in a weight class as stacked as LW. I hope he learns from his brother's mistake, and realizes taking copious amounts of punches to the face doesn't count as striking defense.
I don't know why people are getting so defensive about this. It's not like he sucks.
Not getting defensive, just stating my opinion on where I think he stands in the division. That's what the thread is about.
At MW Anderson isn't facing guys who are all american wrestlers (outside of Henderson who is also an idiot).
Hendo tried to take Anderson Silva down in the second round on more than one occasion. He just couldn't do it.