Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
I could see that. What makes it really interesting to me is the question: Is Silva defining a new technique that will be widely adopted? Kind of like when guys first starting practicing wall walking to get up from a takedown...
I think its a brilliant strategy. When you take away a wrestlers ability to gain momentum, it makes achieving a takedown 10x more difficult. Wrestlers like GSP, Sonnen, Evans, etc; most of their takedowns are achieved more towards the center of the octagon. So being against the cage makes it almost impossible to obtain a highcrotch, power double, etc since you cant drive your opponent backwards or sideways as easily.
I would like to see more fighters try to adopt this technique
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Melvin Gulliard, Jose Aldo, Dominic Cruz