Originally Posted by damienmasters
Yah your right Noob Franklin did do better but was no where near throwing anything of Silva's of him like it was nothing. I just cant see Hughes having a chance, he is a great WW champ, but he would be destroyed by Silva, he is way to strong plus his reach he would pick Hughes apart. Then if Hughes ended up getting caught in the clinch it could be life threatning because Hughes is so much shorter.
I would think that being shorter in the clinch would be an advantage? From what I saw in my Muay Thai classes it seemed to be an advantage. Silva is strong in the clinch, but overall he is not stronger than Hughes.