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 Kyle4438
Joined: 10/13/2008
Msg: 201
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Actally Fedor got hit by a elbow wich was illigal in the tournament he was fighting in unless the guy had elbow pads which the guy didnt he would of won by dq but it was a tournemt and he couldnt contine because it was a bad cut.
 equalizure
Joined: 10/8/2006
Msg: 202
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/2/2009 7:10:15 PM
One guy people are just now starting to talk about....

Miguel Torres.

He could be considered the best...some day.
 MikeB1982
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 203
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/2/2009 7:35:29 PM
i think anderson silva is the most well rounded MMA fighter. guys like GSP are great fighters but they arent as well rounded as silva. the chances of GSP knocking you out standing are slim to none.

on the other hand, silva can blitz you in the striking department, he can submit you on the ground, or finish you with ground and pound. he has mastered all aspects of the game. he has out wrestled wrestlers (marquardt), out struck strikers (franklin), and tapped out BJJ guys (lutter).

one mistake against silva will literally cost you the fight. just one. he doesnt grind you out to a decision, he waits for that one single slip up and the fight is over. it doesnt matter if its standing or on the ground. anderson is the best finisher in the sport.
 spitfire6844
Joined: 6/30/2007
Msg: 204
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/2/2009 7:45:34 PM
Anderson's biggest challenges in his career are coming up----Thales Leites and Demian Maia. They are both better than Anderson on the ground, and Maia is much better. These are going to be dangerous fights for Anderson, and should be interesting.
 MikeB1982
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 205
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/2/2009 8:09:19 PM
Biggest challenges of his career?

please dude.... its been said about EVERY opponent silva has faced and he makes it look easy everytime. if anyone is going to give anderson a legit run for his money, its going to be guys in the 205 weight division. even then, i think anderson takes them all to school with a couple exceptions. machida, rampage, and evans would be his toughest matchups and even those fights are very winnable for anderson. leites and maia would get absolutely WRECKED if they fought silva.
 Infinity Mine
Joined: 1/8/2009
Msg: 206
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/2/2009 10:26:44 PM
He has flaws....
His opponents put him on his back at will...
If Maia puts him on his back...it's all over...

Period.


the chances of GSP knocking you out standing are slim to none.

Musta missed the Jay Heron fight...Hughes 2...and the last four rounds of the Fitch fight....not GSP's fault Fitch has a chin of granite....

GSP is more "complete" than Silva...watch their fights and it's quite clear...and when Silva's got one more fight to go...we just might see GSP give him a very interesting fight....
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 207
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/3/2009 2:37:13 AM
Anderson has said he won't fight Machida.
 spitfire6844
Joined: 6/30/2007
Msg: 208
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/3/2009 7:34:32 AM

Leites and Maia would get absolutely WRECKED if they fought silva.


Not if either of these fights goes to the ground for any length of time.
 JustinVoorhees
Joined: 12/13/2008
Msg: 209
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/5/2009 10:47:19 AM
Ya remember travis lutter almost beast anderson silva on the ground...he just gassed.
 horneschwoggle
Joined: 8/12/2007
Msg: 210
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/7/2009 2:07:37 PM
Anderson has said he won't fight Machida

...Then Anderson Silva isn't the World's best - A world's best doesn't back down on any contender.
I think Machida is one of the World's best.
 JustinVoorhees
Joined: 12/13/2008
Msg: 211
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/7/2009 4:23:57 PM
He doesn't want to fight him because they are friends...he doesn't want to get in the way of machida getting the light heavyweight title.
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 212
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/7/2009 6:32:35 PM
Exactly, Machida and Anderson train together. Silva's not afraid of him.
 schrutefarms
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 213
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/7/2009 9:43:54 PM
I'm not sure what fights you guys who think Anderson is the most well rounded fighter out there are watching. He's an incredible striker, but his jiu-jitsu is questionable and we haven't really seen much from him in the way of wrestling. Dan Henderson didn't seem to have too much trouble controlling him on the ground and a gassed out Lutter was almost able to submit him. GSP and BJ are much closer to being complete fighters.

Anderson will probably steamroll Leites, but Maia is going to be a real test. If he can get it to the ground, Anderson is going to have a really long night.
 JustinVoorhees
Joined: 12/13/2008
Msg: 214
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/8/2009 3:10:04 PM
Ya anderson is a little weak on the ground from what we've seen but BJ a more complete fighter NO WAY!!!
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 215
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/8/2009 4:20:46 PM
I don't even understand what "more complete" means in any case. BJ Penn is certainly a complete fighter - good stand-up and excellent ground skill.
 spitfire6844
Joined: 6/30/2007
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/9/2009 11:47:03 AM
I wouldn't consider Penn a complete fighter---no kicks; no offensive wrestling/Greco wrestling. Very little use of Muay Thai. Penn is a very good boxer and an excellent BJJ BB. His sprawl is above average. That's about it.

Anderson is very well-rounded in striking and well-rounded on the ground. His wrestling is lagging a little, but has been improving over the years. Anderson is more well-rounded than someone like Penn; but there are many fighters (GSP, for example) who are more well-rounded than Anderson is.

Anderson's problem right now is that both Leites and Maia are significantly better than he is on the ground. That's not taking anything away from Anderson; but he will be in danger on the ground every second he's there. His ground game is predictable and beatable by both of those guys.
 milehighsun
Joined: 2/14/2009
Msg: 217
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/10/2009 12:40:27 PM
Ever heard the name Randy (the Natural ) Couture ???
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 218
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/10/2009 1:28:30 PM
Randy is a great fighter, but (IMHO), his record is a bit too uneven to be considered the best MMA fighter. Nogueira has a better record as a heavy-weight.
 XxSelfHigh5xX
Joined: 11/18/2008
Msg: 219
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/10/2009 4:03:38 PM
and Fedor has a better record than Nogueira
 WheelchairBandit
Joined: 1/11/2009
Msg: 220
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/10/2009 9:02:09 PM
Randy Couture has been fighting for 12 years now,with a lot of his fights happening during the infancy of the sport.Of course he's going to have a lot of losses.You have to remember that he got subbed by Enson Inoue over ten years ago!But look at who he's beat,and in the context in which he beat them.He's managed to beat the top guys over and over again for well over a decade.That's why he's one of the most respected fighters in the sport.

WB.
 spitfire6844
Joined: 6/30/2007
Msg: 221
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Posted: 3/11/2009 12:43:09 PM
Randy is great and awesome for the sport.......but let's face it: his only recent big win was against Tim Sylvia, and that's been a couple of years now. Gonzaga is not a significant win. Before that you have to go back 4+ years to when Randy beat Vitor Belfort, or 5+ years ago, when Randy beat Chuck, to find significant wins. Right now, Randy is a barely a top 15 heavyweight. Barely. Randy is not even Top 20 P4P.

Fedor is the P4P king at HW, and Brock Lesnar (sad to say) is the only HW guy on the horizon who may eventually challenge Fedor for that status.
 XxSelfHigh5xX
Joined: 11/18/2008
Msg: 222
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/11/2009 1:36:10 PM
I would not say that Brock Lesnar is the only heavyweight on the horizon that could challenge Fedor. Alistair Overeem could give him a run for his money, and I bet he could be Brock. I would not count out Sergei Kharitonov either.
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
Msg: 223
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/11/2009 4:43:17 PM
WB -

Not arguing that Randy is a great fighter - he is. Believe me when I tell you I was ON MY FEET cheering Randy against Brock Lesnar, LOL. But "World's Best MMA Fighter" / P4P best? I don't think so, and his record doesn't really show it, either.
 geekjosh81
Joined: 3/9/2008
Msg: 224
Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/12/2009 8:27:09 PM
Anderson Silva is my favorite fighter, but Fedor's record speaks for itself.
 kenpoboy
Joined: 9/22/2008
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Is Anderson Silva the World's Best MMA Fighter?
Posted: 3/13/2009 4:41:53 AM
"Silva isnt the worlds best.....hes the worlds most lethal fighter."

Is that some kind of joke? Silva hasn't killed anyone.
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