Originally Posted by Damone
Lutter doesn't fight like Leben or Franklin. Lutter will automatically want to take this fight to the ground. Lutter has more of a chance than every other MW on TUF 4. Lutter's a strong guy, and people forget this. He's not a bum, and he does have a shot. Will he? Personally, I don't think so, but people are all of a sudden saying Silva is bulletproof. Yea, Silva is a good fighter, and he's the most dangerous MW in the UFC. But, don't count the underdog out. This is MMA, and pretty much anything can happen.
Silva's been subbed before. Don't act like it hasn't happened. Not only was he subbed, but he was subbed by B & D-level fighters.
Yes, but what you're failing to realize is that same assessment can be used for ANY fighter, "Watch out for the underdog", "underdogs always have something to fight for", now since you can use this for any fight, why even bother bringing it up? We're comparing the TALENTS of the 2, not "Well he's the underdog" blah blah.
No one is saying Silva is bulletproof, no one is saying Silva is unbeatable, I love how since the majority of the fans are picking Silva to win that all of a sudden means he's "unbeatable", dude stop putting words in peoples mouth. People are making accurate assessments on how the fight might turn out, judging from the fighters TALENTS, not "the underdog" angle. I mean people are always saying "Well any fighter can adapt to Silvas style", and Silva cant adapt to his opponent!? Silva knows Lutter will probably fake a left jab and try for his slow ass takedown, push him against the fence, and if Lutter does get Anderson to the ground, I'm sure he'll train more excessively on JJ to prevent anything from happening. So throw that underdog shit out of the window and talk some MMA, please.
No one is acting like SIlva hasn't been subbed before. Yeah, 2 times, and once again, a little over 3 years ago, and the other coming in a crazy desperation flying scissor heel hook that no one could have prevented or escaped. So please if you want to support your claims, make sense.