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Old 02-15-2007, 02:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yea, UFC should have shown his fight with Lister. Nate dominated him from start to finish. But him on his ass multiple times and controlled him on the ground. It would have been a good lead up. I'm sure they will be showing his fights on every single unleashed from now until his title shot to help people get familar with him.
According to that article, it was Spike T.V.'s call. I guess the reasoning is that people who watch TUF will know Ed Herman more then Nate Marquart. So they will use Herman to bring in the numbers while Nate gets the shaft.

Anyways, I think Nate has a good chance of winning this fight. TYKIDD was right when he said Lutter exposed Anderson. Lutter had him in trouble until he went for that weak armbar. If Nate can get him in that same position he won't make the same mistake as Lutter.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nate Marquardt will win You have to understand and appreciate his background in Martial Arts. I think this fight will go 4 rounds and will be the fight of the night. Nate Marquardt will win by submission

I can't wait for this one
Nate by submission or ko by r3 or r4 I will put my life savings on it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Silva will eat him alive striking and on the ground as well i think.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Nate by submission or ko by r3 or r4 I will put my life savings on it.
In that case you will become very poor come the day of the fight. Don't get me wrong, Nate is a good fighter but against Silva his chances are slim.
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This could be the fight Marquardt has been waiting for, but I'll never count Silva out. If Marquardt is able to stay away from striking range and use his boxing defensively to get the fight to the ground, he could very pull out the decision. It won't be easy by any means.

I wouldn't lean toward any one fighter. This is definitely a toss-up.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #26 (permalink)
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if these rumours are true, 72 has a pretty good card shaping up.

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Mate it will be gsp vs hughes III....
This is an excellent title match. I havent been this split on the decision for a long long time, this will be a true test to Silva, Marquadt is an overall well rounded guy and I like his chances.
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I think Nate's a really fine fighter and definatly deserves the shot. But it seems like people are becoming a bit too sure that hes gonna beat Silva, I still think Andersons kind of in another league. I think Anderson deserves a little more respect here. I dont think it really a toss up but Nate does have a chance dont get me wrong.
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Alot of UFC commentators said that Lutter's style was the style that could beat Silva. I said, even before the fight, that that kind of comment was ridiculous from a lagistical standpoint and on paper.

As far as paper goes, Marquardt doesn't match up any better, because Anderson gets almost all of his wins standing up and he has never really been stopped on his feet, unless you count his 1 DQ.

In the cages, Marquardt is a much better matchup and here is why:

His standup is heavyhanded, but precise. While his precision isn't on the level of Thai excellence that we seen in Anderson Silva, it is probably the next most accurate striking the UFC middleweight division has to offer right now.

Anderson may never have been stopped on his feet, but he hasn't really fought many great standup fighters. Marquardt probably has the best standup of any fighter in the UFC middleweight division, but probably also the world.

While Anderson seems to have alot of power for a striker, because of his KO's of Leben and Franklin, it's probably not as good as we think. There is alot of question about the condition of Franklin at the fight, but even with that said, he ate knees. The power of taking knees to the face, which is really where Silva finished Leben and Franklin, isn't going to sneak up on Marquardt. Marquardt has more training in dealing with knees than Leben and will certainly be more able to get away from them than Franklin was.

Marquardt has power that can KO pretty much anybody, with his hands. He is also smart enough to judge distance and get inside of his zone while keeping Anderson from just jabbing at him the whole fight. There is one thing that Marquardt does better than anyone else, and that's control distance in a fight. Its also what Silva does, but, in my opinion, Marquardt does it better and has an easier job because he is only thinking in one dimension and with one stike.

Anderson is going to have two big strategies, which are pretty much typical Thai. He's going to stay outside and try and jab, but if Marquardt comes inside (like Leben and Franklin did) he's going to try to clinch. The difference is Marquardt isn't going to shoot or clinch, also. He's not going to get that close. Marquardt is going to try to get a inside the range of Anderson's jabs and nail him with a few punches for the TKO.

It's going to be a great fight, but if I have to pick a winner I'm taking Nate The Great. He should have been UFC middleweight champion a long time ago.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I can't wait for this fight. Everyone was calling me stupid and blah blah blah, After I said Anderson exposed himself in the Lutter fight and he would lose his next fight.

I can't wait untill Marquardt puts it to Anderson and everyone starts flying off Silva's bandwagon. The posts will go from "Silva=Striking God of MMA" to "Silva Sucks".
ENOUGH man....how many times do you need to be told! Silva got taken down 3 times by Lutter and all 3 were due to being off balance, not only that but Silva said numerous times going into the fight he wanted it to go to the ground, and he wanted to be on his back, so he can submit Lutter. He said that BEFORE the fight. Get it through your head he did not expose himself in the Lutter fight. People are calling you names for a reason because you can't admit you were wrong when you said he got taken down at will and beaten down and exposed. Again, before the fight, Silva stated he wanted to be on his back. Get it through your head, you are the only person on this entire forum who still talks about it like Silva got dominated. You are wrong.

That being said Marquardt stands the best chance at beating Silva out of everyone in the UFC. I don't know if it will happen, because Silva is way too unpredictable and he is improving by leaps and bounds over the last year. It will definately be a good fight, Marquardt is a lot like Chonan. I think it's been said before but they are very much alike in their fighting style but I think Marquardt is just a tad bit better at it IMO.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:15 PM   #30 (permalink)
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ENOUGH man....how many times do you need to be told! Silva got taken down 3 times by Lutter and all 3 were due to being off balance, not only that but Silva said numerous times going into the fight he wanted it to go to the ground, and he wanted to be on his back, so he can submit Lutter. He said that BEFORE the fight. Get it through your head he did not expose himself in the Lutter fight. People are calling you names for a reason because you can't admit you were wrong when you said he got taken down at will and beaten down and exposed. Again, before the fight, Silva stated he wanted to be on his back. Get it through your head, you are the only person on this entire forum who still talks about it like Silva got dominated. You are wrong.

That being said Marquardt stands the best chance at beating Silva out of everyone in the UFC. I don't know if it will happen, because Silva is way too unpredictable and he is improving by leaps and bounds over the last year. It will definately be a good fight, Marquardt is a lot like Chonan. I think it's been said before but they are very much alike in their fighting style but I think Marquardt is just a tad bit better at it IMO.
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