Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
I'm glad someone said that the reason this fight lasted longer than 2 minutes is because it was a ground fight. Heres the thing, I personally believe that take downs are highly overweighed in the judges eyes in the UFC and many MMA orgs. I think a simple takedown alone that is not followed up with some damage or some sub attempts it should not count as much because most of the time, it did not do much damage to your opponent. Lutter did not do much of anything once he took silva down and if you look at the fight, Silva was the busier of the two with sub attempts etc on the bottom...just because you are on top doesnt mean you are winning the fight...but it does in the eyes of the judges and a lot of mma fans. thats just IMO.
Silva did many sub attempts and showed that hes skilled on the ground and shut up all those "weak on the ground" trolls that didnt think a blackbelt in bjj from the nog bros meant anything. Lutter looked like an amateur on the ground in comparison. Silva outclassed him the whole fight...who cares if he got taken down a couple times...no damage was done to him minus the 3 or 4 hits in the mount that ultimatly got reversed on him because he wasnt careful to keep himself grounded...
Silva will be champ for a long time. Simple. Rich will loose again...Rich does not have the skill to take out Silva...even on a bad night for Anderson. Rich cant hang with him standing, in the clinch, or on the ground...
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Favourite Fighters *No Order Given*
George St. Pierre
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Quinton Rampage Jackson