Originally Posted by joeodd2
Until Silva flat out REFUSES to defend his title, then I don't understand the problem. He doesn't book his own fights, the UFC brass does. If Weidman has a problem with Dana, not Anderson. Silva's not holding anything hostage, because the UFC owns the belt.
Its funny to see all those people say that Anderson should be stripped of his belt, when he has never been offered a fight with Weidman... Just defended his belt in July... and just fought a month ago, when Weidman wasnt even a possible opponent.
Originally Posted by kalebarker
How do you figure his TDD is awful? Okami couldn't take him down. Sonnen failed to do it after the first round of their last fight. Hendo couldn't do it in the second round of their fight.
His TDD definitely isnt on the level with someone like JDS, Jones, or Aldo... but he has good TDD. Some of the best at MW actually, its just when he is looked at with such esteem, his tdd lacks compared to the other elites.
Originally Posted by Qball1974
I see Anderson spending the fight off his back and having a very bad night. His TDD is awful and GSP is better then what Chael Sonnen is good at.
Chael's toughness is a huge part of his success... Chael can just run through someones defense, while taking big shots, and go for takedowns relentlessly.
GSP has the best double in the game... So quick and explosive with excellent transitions... but he cant just disreguard Anderson's standup like Chael did... Im not sure GSP is as tough as Sonnen, or if his Chin is as good.
Thats what Chael does best... not just his takedowns alone, which are top notch... but everyone falls shots to GSP in that category.
Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement
Yeah GSP's wrestling is all predicated on his striking. Chael doesn't have that luxury and just bulldozes people for the takedown. GSP is the best ever maybe at chaining takedowns after any amount of punches. So many times he's catching a guy throwing a punch in an exchange for a takedown.
Yes GSP and Sonnen's styles are so different... Both are great wrestlers, but use different means to get it down...
the one thing I question is how much respect would Anderson actually give GSP's striking... the guys GSP fights at WW cannot afford to do that, GSP is a legit technical strike, but Anderson may be albe to... Focusing solely on GSP's takedowns.
Originally Posted by v3xi
BS. Anderson refuses fights on a regular basis and because of his legendary status he can get away with it.