Wow man, have you ever watched any of these guys fight?
Rampage putting Silva to sleep is pretty funny. Sure it could happen but Rampage's striking looks like an amateur compared to Silva. Silva would handle him easily as Rampage really only ever uses his boxing and rarely even uses his wrestling ability. Rampage has a good chin but it would have to be at his best to get past the laser guided fists of Anderson Silva. I mean look how Forrest beat Rampage, he moved in and out and picked him apart with jabs and leg kicks. Forrest doesn't move anywhere near as good as Silva does.
Assuming that Silva wouldn't fight Machida, Shogun would probably be his toughest opponent at LHW. That said, Shogun probably believes he can out strike Silva which would be a mistake. Shogun doesn't have the greatest take downs either and I'm not even sure his ground game is as good as Silva's, at least I'm confident Shogun wouldn't have an advantage there anyway. if Shogun came in at the top of game he could make a fight out of it but other than that he'd get put to sleep.
Rashad vs. Silva really isn't even worth talking about and I'm a fan of Rashad. Look at the fight with Thiago Silva and just how unimpressive Rashad was. Sure he got the decision but he didn't do any damage and almost got finished in the third round via getting out struck. Had that been a 5 round fight I think Thiago would have beaten him as Rashad really struggled in that 3rd round.
And do you really think that BJ Penn has to prove himself against Frankie Edgar? No disrespect to Edgar but I think both Kenny and Sanchez are better fighters than him and BJ dominated them both. BJ would have no problems beating most of the WW division though there are a couple guys that could make a fight out of it and give him problems. A lot of the WW division is composed of fighters that fight the same way as GSP only no where near as good. BJ's TDD alone gives him an advantage over a lot of those wrestlers because none of them are going to out strike BJ. He can't beat GSP but he wouldn't have to if GSP moved up.
you need to learn to Read carefully.
and dont query what i do and dont know, because now i will school you.
fact is, is Rampage Hits him, it is gonna be a KO, granted forrest held him up, but Rampage never showed up for that fight with the right game plan. he let forrest batter his legs for 5 rounds and accepted it, without landing a convincing shot all fight. possibly the worst ive seen rampage in his career.
as for rashad, granted he may have the smallest chance of beating silva compared to the others i mentioned, but if he takes anderson down, it wont take too many shots to end it.
shogun will come out for a war, which IMO anderson will not like at all. yeah ill give anderson the ground advantage, but he has to get rua down in the first place, which will be a harder task than keeping him there.
i really have no problem with anderson, he is a graceful, master of the sport, and a favorite of mine, but when i here stupid comments about him owning every fighter that comes along, well it kinda winds me up, seeing as he hasnt fought or beaten any of them as yet. and in this sport, anything can happen.
Maybe it is you, who hasnt seen any of these fight?
as for BJ, i never said he had anything to prove, but edgar has a title shot and deserves a bit more respect i think, he is a fighter with a lion heart. something florian lacked, when he folded under the pressure.
as for sanchez, well sanchez never showed up, and still managed 5 rounds only being stopped by a cut, again, not sayin it wasnt a dominant performance from BJ, but be honest, did you expect sanchez to shy away from a war on the feet, i certainly didnt.
BJ must concentrate on his own division right now, before moving up to a weight he hasnt won in for a while, and where the competition is much better than when he had fought WW.
IMO anyways :thumb02: