Originally Posted by Toxic
Anderson Silva would absolutely destroy Cung Le as would at least a half dozen UFC MW's. He is bigger and better. Cung Le is not even remotely that good.
Suuuure. Just like Scott Smith was better than Cung Le too right.
That being said, while Le is one of the mosty underrated fighters in Strikeforce, he's definitely not championship material, especially against Silva. The weakest aspect of Sanshou (his stand up art) is the hands. The legs are brutal, but the hands are lackluster. And for that reason Silva would light Le up, and likely KO him in the first or second at best.
Melendez vs Edgar. I f-ing hate the scrap pack (except Shields) but I have to give Melendez props, his stand up is serious business. I think Edgar is faster, and has better wrestling, but if Melendez landed anything powerful with any regularity, he could get the TKO.
This "superfight" is more of a freakshow than anything else. If Fedor doesn't completely change his training, he'll catch a beatdown like no other from Henderson.