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  • 07-09-2013, 09:10 PM
    lwbrewer
    I see Silva pushing for the Jones Jr. fight than a rematch with the champ. Before I could see DW not allowing the fight to happen. Thus cause Anderson to putting less and less into his matches
  • 07-09-2013, 08:38 PM
    dan the man 67
    As great a fighter as Silva is, I cannot stand a fighter who shows disrespect to his opponents, especially in the Octagon. When is the 1st time we saw showboating from Anderson........was it maybe against Leites? It annoyed me back then, and continued to become more annoying as he adopted that from then on. I couldn't wait for a guy like Weidman to come along and put Silva in his place. He needed that immensely.

    What Silva does from here on out is up to him. He can take this as a learning experience, and get back to fighting seriously. If this is the case, Silva should win the rematch. He's been talking a lot about fighting Jones Jr, and may just really focus on going in that direction, leaving MMA behind him. I sure hope it's the former, because if he decides to get serious again, I think he can be right back in that position of dominance he has held for so long now, and hold it until he decides to retire.
  • 07-09-2013, 07:37 PM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Only reason why Weidman won:
    You know, after the fight was over, I actually thought about this video. I wonder how they will follow it up now that Anderson lost.
  • 07-09-2013, 04:44 PM
    hass
    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post
    Silva's plan was working. He taunted Chris Weidman, Weidman abandoned his game plan. Instead of trying to take Silva down, Weidman put himself in danger. If Silva had ko’ed Weidman, everyone would be talking the next day about how Weidman stupidly let Silva suck him into a stand up fight that he had no chance of winning.
    I was yelling at the TV telling Wiedman to take him down..."what are you doing? lol
  • 07-09-2013, 08:01 AM
    Sniggles
    Only reason why Weidman won:

  • 07-09-2013, 08:00 AM
    VimyRidge
    Silva's plan was working. He taunted Chris Weidman, Weidman abandoned his game plan. Instead of trying to take Silva down, Weidman put himself in danger. If Silva had ko’ed Weidman, everyone would be talking the next day about how Weidman stupidly let Silva suck him into a stand up fight that he had no chance of winning.
  • 07-09-2013, 07:51 AM
    TBEAR
    not weird at all....

    IF you deside to fight with your hands down on your waist and your chin sticking out, the odds of you getting KTFO go up by a huge factor.
  • 07-09-2013, 07:01 AM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by cpac77 View Post
    Yes, and that guy was able to beat him at his own game in part due to having the reach advantage. Whereas Silva enjoyed that advantage for his entire UFC career till the Weidman fight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Well he hasn't always had a reach advantage at least when he moved up to LHW, but that aside he clearly misjudged Weidmans reach.
    Point of Clarity: Weidman actually had less than half-an-inch of reach advantage. I do believe it played a role, because Anderson has been so used to having reach advantages. In his LHW fights, Anderson only gave up significant reach advantage to Bonnar.

    rh
  • 07-09-2013, 03:37 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    Could more people say things that I like more often so that I can rep Hoss?!?!?
    This was my reaction after reading your comment:

  • 07-09-2013, 03:36 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    I want those 7 years back.
    Yeah me to...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpac77 View Post
    Yes, and that guy was able to beat him at his own game in part due to having the reach advantage. Whereas Silva enjoyed that advantage for his entire UFC career till the Weidman fight.
    Well he hasn't always had a reach advantage at least when he moved up to LHW, but that aside he clearly misjudged Weidmans reach. I also think that Weidman deserves a little more credit as well he set up the left with a very unorthodox right just before that put Silva's chin right where it needed to be. Silva dropping his hands certainly helped but Weidman's ability to deal with it mentally and training for it is really what lead to the win.
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