Originally Posted by TN94z
I totally agree with that. I don't see too many people in the UFC on Anderson's striking level.
I don't think there are many people anywhere that are on Anderson's striking level. That would definitely not be Hughes's gameplan here. As was mentioned earlier, Anderson has trouble with strong, agressive wrestlers with good grappling ability and ground and pound. I don't think there's anyone better than Hughes as far as that description goes. Rich's two biggest problems in his fights with Silva were his training camp and his being overpowered by Anderson's clinch and body control. Those are two areas where Hughes would not suffer. I've never had the chance to train with Hughes personally but from what I understand, there are not a lot of fighters anywhere as strong as he is, at any weight. I feel like Hughes would do a much better job than Rich at controlling Anderson's body and getting the fight to the ground. Then it would simply be Hughes and his incredible aggressive control from the top and legendary ground and pound versus Anderson and his very impressive, but not world class work on the ground. This would be a phenominal matchup of styles and probably the most interesting fight I can foresee in the near future for Anderson. If I had to bet against Silva, I think this is the matchup I would want. Let me know what you guys think.