(04-17-2012 05:34 PM)Eli8024 Wrote: I think it the other way around. Jones is still an MMA novice fighting mostly on sheer athleticism. In Silva, he'd meet his match athletically, but where Silva wipes the mat with him is in striking and sheer instincts. He's proven against LHW's as well...I think its a disrespect to Silva to say a guy like Jones would beat him. Since....no one has legitimately longer than I can remember.
(04-18-2012 01:10 PM)dwegner1 Wrote: so you are saying that silva matches up with jones athletically and "wipes the mat" with him on striking and instincts? what fights are you watching? bones is possibly the most athletic fighter out there in his size category (185 lb+) and his striking is even more unpredictable than silva. I dont know why you are telling chris its amateurish to say bones beats silva 8 out of 10 times, and then you say silva would wipe the mat with bones with parts of his game. thats crazy talk. neither of these guys would wipe the mat with either, they are 2 of the top 3 fighters in the world.
I gotta say your blueprint for a silva victory is majorly flawed. To plan and stand and strike with a guy with a large reach advantage is not something most fighters plan on doing. and I think he would have a very hard time trying to use his clinch work on the larger stronger bones.
finally we had a post last month asking who the #1 fighter in the world is...
my answer then and now... anderson silva. Just saying that I am not hating on silva, just pointing out the major problems he would have in fighting the larger, stronger, younger bones. even if this fight were to ever happen it would be years from now, so its a moot point anyway
(04-18-2012 04:54 PM)Eli8024 Wrote: Take the hint...I'm not going on and on with tweedle dee and tweedle dum dum for 10 pages..I've moved on. Perhaps you should too..
(04-18-2012 06:15 PM)syaney Wrote: Wow...miss a couple of hours miss a some hate posts slinging back and forth.....Rashad Evans is a great fighter but his chances of beating Jones are slim to none. Look at his past 5 fights....Davis (decision) about as least dominating a 50-45 fight ive ever seen....Ortiz (KO/Submission) whatever you want to call what happened to Tito, and Ortiz almost submitted him in the fight......Rampage (Decision) almost got knocked out in R3.....Thiago Silva (decision) almost lost that fight via KO in R3....Machida (Loss via KO) quite possibly the best crumple job i have seen. Jones on the other hand Machida (Submission) Rampage (Submission) Rua (KO) Bader (Submission) Matyushenko (KO)
(04-18-2012 01:24 PM)chrisa19978 Wrote: Oh yeah the proven Light Heavyweight fighters as well here is the ranking and Forrest is not even in the top 10 but you say Anderson Silva is a proven Light Heavyweight. I admit I do think Silva would do good in the Light Heavyweight Division as most of the Top 10 could not beat him and I honestly think there might only be 3 people on this list that he would be an underdog in my opnion with those would be Jon Jones, Rashad Evans and probably Llyoto Machida
(04-18-2012 09:15 PM)mrhurtado17 Wrote: Someone is 13 in here...hmm...any guesses? Can we just move on now?! GEEZ
(04-18-2012 10:39 PM)bigken117 Wrote: There is no mma fighter on the planet that Vegas would list as an underdog to silva. (You could argue bones or gsp or jds but that's it.) I still think Anderson opens as the favorite. If they listed silva as a dog to Llyoto they'd lose their shirt.