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Old 04-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #191
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round 1 total strikes of their first fight: Weidman 21, Silva 15. You don't know what dominating means.
15 strikes meaning baby leg kicks and baby hammerfists off the back

Also, I'm pretty sure Jones 'outstruck' Gus in round 1 of their fight. Doesn't mean he came close to winning the round

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Old 04-01-2014, 02:23 PM   #192
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15 strikes meaning baby leg kicks and baby hammerfists off the back

Also, I'm pretty sure Jones 'outstruck' Gus in round 1 of their fight. Doesn't mean he came close to winning the round
those were some good leg kicks (albeit too loose, suiting the tone), made Chris change up his preparation for him.

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Old 04-01-2014, 02:25 PM   #193
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Probability was on his side but it doesn't detract from the fact that he's a skilled fighter.

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:51 PM   #194
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And I want to break that down further.

He did not just randomly go to his end game. This was not like with Maia where he was just playing around with a guy who had nothing for him.

No, every step Anderson took in that first fight was predicated by what Weidman was doing and able to do.

After getting GnP in a truly threatening way and realizing this was not Chael who he could be under and eat 300+ strikes and survive and also having Weidman not give a fuck if he dived for subs surrendering position (which makes it harder to defend GnP when you also now have to be very weary of subs), Anderson knew he had to change the complexion of the fight. He had to convince Chris to stand.


OK so he does that. He goads Chris into standing by clowning, but still the clowning is not really working. Chris is being patient and not goaded into rushing or wild exchanges and Anderson is struggling to hit him, as he admits. Anderson as a counter puncher is most effective when the opponent is attacking recklessly. So he must up the goading.

But it is still not working. In fact Chris is goading Anderson back, taunting him Nick Diaz style by offering free shots at his head with his hands down and making Anderson miss. Chris is mocking Anderson and is landing clear and solid shots to Anderson while standing, something few expected.

So what does Anderson do in response? Up the goading but it is in response to his inability to do anything to Chris standing. He is trying to tilt the field even more to what he sees as his advantage but as any clowning does, it opens Anderson up to Chris' shots more and Chris is no Chael or Maia. He finishes when you have to give him too much.

SO Anderson was ramping up because nothing he was doing was working. it is not like they can then suggest he could have done less and been winning. He was getting beat up when he was doing less and that is what he was trying to change.
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