Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
Though I do think Silva's muay thai is key here - as he's known as being very strong in the clinch, something that I think vastly improves his TDD against the cage.
Not just Silva's strength, but also his ability to slip punches and counter with lethal efficiency. The reason that most guys circle away from the cage is because it limits the space you have to be evasive. A guy like Anderson has the skills to thrive in close proximity because of his reach and ability to back people off with bone-shattering strikes.