Originally Posted by fishy
Silva may have a slight edge but embarrassment? it would be far from it, Fedor's striking is unpredictable and he throws great combination's, that alongside his power, speed (he may even be faster than silva in terms of his hands) his iron chin and and striking defense (which he showed against Arlovski--and would probably be his greatest weapon against Silva) shows that it would be far from embarrassment...come to think of it, I probably have Fedor with a slight edge on the feet...
Fedor is a decent striker but no where near Silva level. He didn't show really good striking defense against Arlovki either; it was just a matter of time. Every punch Arlovski threw, left Fedor off balence, backing up, and always on the defensive. Arlovski did also land a few punches, just nothing devastating.
Anybody that wasn't a serious Fedor fan would say he was getting embarrassed before that KO IMO.
Silva is a better striker than AA on the other hand, doesn't make mistakes, and has better defense. His muscle memory, accuracy, and timing, are are seconded maybe only by Machida.
Silva doesn't get hit, Fedor's been hit on a few of occasions and has been rocked before. Not to mention Fedor is a little sloppy with his standup. He just has serious power.
Silva would make him look worse than AA IMO until it gets to the ground.