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Old 08-03-2011, 11:30 PM   #61 (permalink)
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The only way Okami will beat Silva is if Silva has a stroke, or heart attack in the octogon. So quite simply...... it aint gonna happen!
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Okami wasn't robbed of title shots before. The first title contender eliminator that he won was vs. Nate. He had one against Rich Franklin and lost, one against Chael and lost, and then one against Marquardt and won therefor got the title shot.


I think Dana has been trying his hardest to get Okami to the title honestly. He loves to support the Japanese/British fighters and get them in the limelight.
I wouldn't say robbed, but I wouldn't say he's getting massive Dana love.

He was scheduled to have a title shot, but he got hurt and was replaced by Cote. After he came back, Leites got the the next shot. Then Silva fought Forrest.

So, after being the number one contender, Okami was passed over once after he came back and won, then the champion fought in a non-title fight. I certainly wouldn't call it a robbery, but he wasn't being led by the hand to a shot.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:50 AM   #63 (permalink)
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The reason Chael almost beat Anderson is because Chael is a psycho with zero fear. Okami is a sloth in comparison, he's going to get absolutely rocked trying to go in for a takedown. Anderson's best weapon is intimidation and the only person not afraid of him at MW is Chael
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The reason Chael almost beat Anderson is because Chael is a psycho with zero fear. Okami is a sloth in comparison, he's going to get absolutely rocked trying to go in for a takedown. Anderson's best weapon is intimidation and the only person not afraid of him at MW is Chael
Valid point, but Okami is also training with Chael. Add to that that Silva showed immense humanity in that fight and was essentially beat, his aura of intimidation may be much, much less more powerful than it was before.
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Yeah I agree with you about his aura being hurt a little, don't get me wrong Okami has a chance. It just depends on what Okami shows up, he has to have it in his mind that he's bringing the fight no matter what happens, and even then I'm not sure Okami has the tools to get it done. It might be a close fight or Okami could get completely manhandled like Forrest.
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All I'm going to say is everybody has a shot. Sometimes the unexpected happens. It happened with Randy Couture when he fought Chuck Liddell and Tim Sylvia. No one ever saw Matt Serra beating GSP. Jon Jones should have been dominated by Shogun instead it was the other way around. Chuck Liddell was suppose to destroy the wrestler Rashad Evans. Forrest Griffin was not suppose to beat Shogun or Rampage Jackson. Oh yeah, wasn't Frankie Edgar supposed to get smashed by BJ Penn? TWICE!

I don't believe Yushin is going to win but their is a small chance that he might. It happen before it might very well happen again.
"Jon Jones should have gotten dominated by shogun" have you lost your damn mind,, lol
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Okami is far too shy and tentative to have any chance of beating The Spider. He's another fighter from a long list, who are already beaten before they even step foot in the cage.

Okami is a much better defensive fighter than he is offensive. He doesn't have the offensive grappling or confidence to continuously take down Silva for 5 rounds and control him.

I don't think he's improved a great deal since his first fight with Anderson either. Okami has always been a very strong defensive wrestler, but I haven't seen the evidence to suggest his offensive wrestling has improved. The only aspect of his game I have seen improve quite a bit is his boxing. He's managed to establish a decent enough jab and control range well. Too bad that isn't going to phase Anderson in the slightest.

Another huge point, this is in Brazil. Anderson will not lose in Brazil.

If the Okami that fought Nate Marquardt shows up, he will be knocked out in spectacular fashion within two rounds.
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In Brazil...
Big new sponsers...
An opponent that no one gives a chance in hell...

Seems like a perfect storm to me.

Byebye Silva
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He has no shot the people pretending this guy has made leaps and bounds as a wrestler are delusional he isn't close to the level of guys like Sonnen and Hendo. His striking hasn't improved in like 3 years either people just think that because he let his hands go against some can but in reality he is still the same slow paced jab jab jab jab jab jab straight repeat striker.

Andy is going to beat the hell out of him. Okami might make it into the third via stalling tactics and a decent chin but he will have already suffered a severe beating by then and will get finished. That being said this is supposed to be a sport and Okami earned a title shot.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Okami has improved since then, too. You don't beat Marquardt, Munoz, Tanner, MacDonald, Swick and Belcher, by being "horrid."
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