Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage
I always get puzzled when people act like Shogun is a bad matchup or tough fight for him... He is a legend, has a granite chin and can end a fight on a moments notice... but his style plays right into Andersons... Never got that... Shogun has some of the best Muay thai in MMA. but Anderson is better, always has been. Add to that Anderson's hands are even further ahead than his MT compared to Shogun....
Agreed. Silva is an awful matchup for Shogun. Shogun has always struggled against fighters that are lengthy and use their range well. He was forced to take down Overeem and Diabate because he was getting lit up on the feet. He had nothing for Jones' range.
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