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Old 07-26-2013, 01:08 PM   #81

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He's old yes but hardly taken any beatings in his career. His chin is just fine, he just doesn't wanna be at the top anymore.

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #82

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Originally Posted by DaleyChamp View Post

At 38 Anderson was bound to get beat eventually and although I think he will win the rematch I don't think it will be too long before he loses again, not because anyone he fights will be greater than him at his best but because he is not the fighter he once was.

A very important asset to a fighter is his legs. Anyone who thinks that SIlva's legs are as good now at 38 as they were a few years ago is an idiot. That is why you will see him get tagged and get taken down a lot more now.

The reason he wouldn't get taken down in the past very often is because his footwork was so good that his opponents struggled to get into range to clinch with him or take him down. He is much more flat footed now however which is obvious in his fights. I just hope we don't see a RoyJonesesque downfall to end his career!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:22 PM   #83

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Wow.. This prophecy is even better then the guy who predicted that Matt Serra will win over GSP

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by DaleyChamp View Post
How can people act like hes as good now as he was when he fought Griffin?
It might just be that fighting Chris Weidman is different from fighting overmatched opponents whose offense almost literally consists of alternating hands while running forward like Bonnar and Griffin lol.

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:40 PM   #85
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Silva was in his prime in Pride, the lesser competition in UFC allowed him to continue past his peak.

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Old 12-30-2013, 04:43 PM   #86

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He didn't seem as strong in the clinch, and also had a difficult time locking Weidman down while he was in his guard like he did against Hendo. Not a surprise that he'd be past his prime.

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