That is also what people were saying about Franklin before this fight. Franklin did not look like himself in that fight, before or duriing. Same class Franklin afterwards, however. Silva is not unstoppable. Just need someone smart enought to take him to the ground. Not get pounded by his clearly superior strikes.Alex_DeLarge said:I'll give you a hint.
It wouldnt be Nate Marquardt (who couldnt beat Rich Franklin), and it wouldnt be Mike Swick (who also couldnt beat Rich Franklin)...
We saw what Silva did to Franklin, I think the only thing that can beat Silva at this point is age.
Even if when I'm sure Franklin gets his rematch, and he'll be more hungry and focused, I still dont think there's any way of him defeating Silva.
I dont know if you want Silva on the ground, he's no chump, take a look at his past fights.ZZtigerZZ81 said:That is also what people were saying about Franklin before this fight. Franklin did not look like himself in that fight, before or duriing. Same class Franklin afterwards, however. Silva is not unstoppable. Just need someone smart enought to take him to the ground. Not get pounded by his clearly superior strikes.
If I were one of those 4 I'd probably want to move up a class...Bonnar426 said:Silva will definitly have an easy fight ahead of him. I pity the poor soul (Lutter, Dewees, Cote or Sell) that wins TUF 4. That $100,000 will be paying for thier own funeral!
Franklin maybe...Swick wouldnt stand a chance against Franklin..Team Punishment said:I also think Anderson can go a lot of months holding on to that title. Only 2 fighters come to mind that can defeat him, Rich Franklin and Mike Swick.
Silva, is w/o a question in my mind, a better and more well-rounded fighter than Franklin. He proved it tonight. But just because someone gets beat doesn't mean tey would get beat every time. I guarantee you that Silva is not as good on the ground as Dean Lister. They are just handing out black-belts in Jiu Jitsu at the chute boxe academy in Brazil. Wanderlei and Anderson are not black belts in my mind. Shogun is but those others are not. They focus on striking so much there. And they do a great job with it. Anderson is by far the best striker there. And in the MW division of the UFC right now. That is why I say take it to the ground. But that is much easier said then done. Not to mention you need to get in a good position. Silva is good. But his competition in the UFC thus far has not been. Aparently Hughes is going to move up and try and fight Silva now. That is the new rumor. Like to see that one. Hughes would not stand a chance. He thought BJ was a tough match. Wait til he meets a bigger, stronger, longer-lasting version.Alex_DeLarge said:I dont know if you want Silva on the ground, he's no chump, take a look at his past fights.
Franklin didnt look like himself blah blah. Franklin looked like he did in every fight. He always likes to start off mixing strikes, this time he fought a guy that is clearly the better striker, Franklin had a long time (basically since Silva beat Leben) to train for this fight and know what Silva was all about.
And he wouldnt only have to practice muai-thai clinch defense, he'd have to practice every other aspect in MMA...because Silva is more well rounded than him..period.
Ignorant? Dude most of the UFC fans are all around MMA fans that enjoy every MMA promotion there is (bar the TUF fighters that only watch the TV show). To call them ignorant is something ignorant of it's own.You Are a Clown said:well after this fight hopefully some of the ignorant ufc fans will realise the talent pride has