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(04-17-2012 08:04 PM)chrisa19978 Wrote: So Sonnen on the first match beat Silva down with his wrestling and thats what Jon Jones dose best. You must of forgot all the wrestlers Anderson Silva has fought. Travis Lutter started off pretty good and he is a nobody, Dan Henderson won the first round because of his wrestling and he has less power than Jon Jones. Then we go with Chael Sonnen who beat him down for 4 and a half rounds and got careless and thats the reason why he lost that fight. I have all the respect in the world for both guys and I have been a Silve fan for a long time and I will say there is no chance Silva would win that fight. Just look everyone Silva fights he is taller than. So he would be drown on reach, size and strength. These are things he is not used to faceing plus Jones being so unpredictable would also hurt Silva chances. Now lets talk about Light Heavyweight and Anderson Silva so he beat a brawler in Forrest Griffin. To me Griffin had no chance to begin with and he fought James Irvin and who is he and what has he done? Nothing special so we have Forrest Griffin who was lucky when he won the championship and it just seemed Rampage was not there in that fight. So Anderson Silva though he is a beast I can't see him doing as well at Light Heavyweight as the people I see can beat him there would be Rashad Evans, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, with a chance of Antonio Nogueira. Everyone know his weakness has always been wrestlers for Silva and he is big for Middleweight and would be a small Light Heavyweight so I honestly don't think he will do as well. But like I said before I like Jon Jones and Anderson Silva but hate Rashad Evans and I can already see your dislike with Jon Jones so I your not going to go for him anyway because your going with feeling from what I believe. Jones is a great Light Heavyweight and would be an above average Heavyweight and would take losses to a few of them I am sure. My question to you is why do you think Anderson Silva has not jumped up to Light Heavyweight and its not because he can't but it is because he would lose a few times and not have his Perfect UFC steak and honestly Jon Jones shout be undefeated in the UFC if it was not for the DQ he had against Matt Hamill. You can argue the point all you want but if you look at the facts the odds would be way against Anderson Silva to beat Jon Jones.
Lets look at this video of Rashad when he got his butt kicked by Machida.
(04-17-2012 08:32 PM)Eli8024 Wrote: I mean no disrespect by this...I'm not into trash talking. But its an utter joke simply to imply Silva would have no shot against Jones. Seriously, a joke. You wouldn't last one post on an MMA forum. They would chew you up just for that. Secondly, to imply Forrest Griffin is a nobody. That...is a joke. He's a former champion and has beaten some of the best fighters in the world. He's also a gigantic LHW, and Silva obviously made a fool of him...so there goes the argument that size trumps Silva. Griffin goes into a fight bigger than Jones does. Chael Sonen? Best wrestler in mixed martial arts. Jones isn't even close. So to assume Jones could dominate Silva based on Sonnen's smothering style? Inaccurate. Take it all into consideration...it shouldn't even be stated that Silva would have "no chance" against Jones. Its sheer nonsense that you'd expect to hear from a pimply 12 year old obsessed with Jones rather than MMA. By the way...Brock Lesnar is unstoppable...nobody can out-strike him.
(04-17-2012 08:57 PM)mrhurtado17 Wrote: Yea I gotta agree with the others. You are crazy. Hope you watch more mma and when you do watch the whole fight not just clips. Glad you are someone new to these mma boards though but you have a ways to go my friend.
(04-17-2012 09:22 PM)Eli8024 Wrote: ...anyone that truly is a knowledgable MMA fan doesn't say "X would beat Y 8 out of 10 times". Either that or you still haven't learned to not count out elite fighters in any fight...novice stuff. I said I'm not the biggest Jon Jones fan...that I didn't particularly like the way he dodged Silva...as I'm sure Dana wasn't either. How we got to Anderson Silva having no shot against Jon Jones ....just stop lol
(04-17-2012 09:38 PM)dwegner1 Wrote: when did bones dodge silva? I dont ever remember hearing he was offered that fight. there is no way dana would bring that fight to silva or bones with sonnen and evans waiting in the wings still, so thats nonsense right there. also silva has been the one reluctant to fight at 205, so...
I dont think anyone is doubting silvas talent, just his size. this is why there are weight classes