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Old 02-10-2010, 10:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah man that was my reaction as well haha. But difference between Vitor and Hendo is that Vitor's punches come in powerful flurries, so if he connects with a couple they'll eventually put him down.
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I remember the classic "He has fast hands, so what?" quote from Franklin before the fight. Vitor's speed, technique and power will surely show us how good Silva's chin really is.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I honestly think Silva is overrated, but his chin is very good.

I have said to many people, if Silva beats Vitor I will be a fan. I don't care how he beats him, but if he does I will become an Anderson Silva fan. Until then, F that guy.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Anderson has to go down as one of the best fighters if not the best the UFC has of all time. Despite his haters, he has gone off and beat guys that were said to have beat him especially with his poor loses earlier on in his career. It is highly impressive. I got Anderson the best p4p in the sport today. I think Fedor is among the best but, not fighting the top dogs in my opinion removes him from that title but, that is just my opinin and another topic all together. If you look at the best fighters int he world, ANderson, Fedor, GSP, BJ, Machida, Shogun, among others, they all are very well rounded and for the most part, have an awesome chin. Not so sure about GSP though, he got hit in the back of the head.
GSP ate a huge punch from fitch as he was unloading on fitch's face. also his first fight with penn he ate some combos

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Dude has an Iron Chin...I know some of you guys on here have seen the vid of him and Big Nog Boxing and he justs let Nog hit him in the head several times with no head gear!! I mean Big Nog was teeing off on him, then Silva would just absorb them and light him up. It's great vid

Before I saw that vid I always wondered myself.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:50 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Here's something that solidified my opinion on Anderson's chin. This is a video that's been posted a few times but it's worth mentioning for those who haven't seen it yet. Anderson Silva went to the Wild Card Boxing Club a few years back and had a sparring session with some guy. The other guy was a professional boxer and Silva pretty much tooled him for most of the sparring session. When the boxer pushed "the Spider" into a corner he unleashed some massive punches, much harder than he SHOULD have been throwing. Silva ate a HUGE punch at around 9:00 minutes into this video.



Every time I watch this video I laugh out loud at Freddie Roach's face after Anderson takes that punch. He's just like "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF"
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:57 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Henderson also hit him with a really hard, flush right hook when he was backing up and Andy was coming forward (not sure if that played a huge factor) and Anderson just walked right through it. I remember seeing that and being like "WHAAAAAAAAT!?" Anderson has one hell of a chin, for sure. I don't see Vitor knocking him out very easily, if at all.
Do you mean when Hendo almost had his back against the cage, after the shot I meantioned in my first post? I did notice he clipped Anderson on the jaw again, but wasn't sure if it just wasn't a very hard punch or whether it just didn't look hard because Silva ignored it.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:03 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Here's something that solidified my opinion on Anderson's chin. This is a video that's been posted a few times but it's worth mentioning for those who haven't seen it yet. Anderson Silva went to the Wild Card Boxing Club a few years back and had a sparring session with some guy. The other guy was a professional boxer and Silva pretty much tooled him for most of the sparring session. When the boxer pushed "the Spider" into a corner he unleashed some massive punches, much harder than he SHOULD have been throwing. Silva ate a HUGE punch at around 9:00 minutes into this video.



Every time I watch this video I laugh out loud at Freddie Roach's face after Anderson takes that punch. He's just like "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF"
He's got head gear on, if you can get knocked out with headgear on, you have a glass jaw. I don't think he really just brushes those off either, he does looked a little dazed.
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I don't think he'll have the time to get in more than one or two at once. I can't see anyone landing killer punches in bunches on A. Silva, taking into account all the amazing footwork and skill at evading strikes we've been talking about.
I am not sure. Vitor is by far the best striker as well as the fastest striker Anderson will have faced. I can't say for sure how evasive Anderson will be when facing a top striker like Vitor. I am not saying that Vitor is better or that Silva is better, I am just saying that I am not ompletely sold on how Silva is on his feet since he has not faced a top striker yet.
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The only way Vitor wins by KO is if he land a huge amount of punches and gets a ref stoppage for the TKO victory.
Ah....so he can only get the KO by TKO...gotcha!
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I am not sure. Vitor is by far the best striker as well as the fastest striker Anderson will have faced. I can't say for sure how evasive Anderson will be when facing a top striker like Vitor. I am not saying that Vitor is better or that Silva is better, I am just saying that I am not ompletely sold on how Silva is on his feet since he has not faced a top striker yet.
I have a feeling that he'll be just as elusive as he was against Cote, which will eventually be his downfall when Vitor catches him.
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