Originally Posted by osmium
Show me where I said either of them would beat Andy. Akiyama would beat the shit out of Sonnen by the way that is absurd Sonnen has no standup skills or submission defense he isn't a top 30 MW. Andy took down Nate and finished him so it has happened before and if Vitor started besting him he would do the same in this fight. I didn't say I didn't want to see Vitor/Andy either just that he isn't some elite all around fighter he is a really good puncher that is all.
As far as I can recall Anderson didn't take Nate down so much as reversed him during a takedown attempt.
I don't think Anderson has ever in his entire career actively initiated a takedown, and neither has Vitor. I don't see the ground game even coming into the picture.
And point taken, Vitor isn't an all round fighter, but I still think he has a shot. I'd rather see a complete fighter like GSP get the fight too, but that doesn't seem to be on the cards right now.
Also I don't see how Wanderlei is a complete fighter either, he's never subbed (ok one lame RNC on a dazed opponent in 44 fights) or ground controlled anyone in his career, all his GnP has been via stomps. The guy is a pure standup fighter.