Originally Posted by lilp86
Ok well since I never said he had a better ground game than Silva I dont know what you would bring that up for. All I was statin was that Rich is more than just a striker like you make him out to be. i didnt say winning the fight either I said he was not dominated Wire to Wire despite what you may say. Its True Silvas a black belt but if you think he will be comfortable with a much bigger Franklin on top thrownig bombs than your crazy IMO if Lutter wasnt so Drained he would have stopped him and if Rich gets on top he will stop him.Its funny how Andersons Knee injury's can be used as excuses as to why his takedown D was garbage but if I were to bring up Rich's injurys going into the Silva fight I would never hear the end of it. Basicailly we gotta agree to disagree and if they do end up having a rematch we can bet whatever you want on it (SIg/AV)
Winning the standup/winning the fight...sorry to misquote you. I felt Silva took the shots to get where he wanted to be, and thus was still dominant.
I like Franklin. I still think he should have taken the facial reconstruction downtime to get the surgery on his achilles that he's needed since the Shamrock fight, so I'm not sure who would have given you nonsense about a fighter going into a fight with an injury...but it wouldn't have been me.
I honestly want Franklin to do well, he's a strong fighter with great perspective, he's not an asshole, and he's not using drugs. His fights are exciting, and he's a gracious winner or loser. He's a class act.
My point about takedowns is you pointed out Silva's "horrible" takedown D as a weak point...I was pointing out that not many BJJ BB's have great takedown D, they WANT the fight to go to the ground.
As far as a bet, I don't use AV's or Sigs, but when and if the fight gets inked, we can talk. I think it would be funny if my first Av was done by someone else.