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Anderson: A lot to lose, little to gain

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  1. whimsical1 White Belt

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    Let me begin this by stating I don't think Silva will have much problem dismantling Diaz.

    But I view this as a lose-lose for Silva. If he beats Diaz it's something he was supposed to do - facing a guy from a lower weight class who has not beaten any top-tier WW and who has been out of the game for a significant period of time.

    If he loses, it's a huge blemish on his legacy - losing to a guy from a lower weight class who has not beaten any top-tier WW and who has been out of the game for a significant period of time.

    The only upside I can see is that he's probably getting paid very well for the match.
     
  2. TotallyHacking White Belt

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    If he wants to win the middleweight title it doesn't hurt. The UFC can't give him another immediate rematch so it's a way he can bide some time and wait for his opportunity.
     
  3. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    Shogun is getting decimated left and right but it doesn't matter, he will always be one of the greatest forever. Silva is 38, he could go on a 6 fight losing streak and people will remember him for what he did in his prime. Every great fighter with warrior spirit will leave with a good bunch of Ls at the end of their careers.(GSP clearly not one of them because he is more brains than heart)
    I understand your point, Diaz fans will be like ''oh he could have beaten him at any point in his career'' and that will be annoying as fuck, but other than that i don't think this will affect Anderson.
     
  4. YoungBoyd World class chess player

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    Silva is 39 going on 40 actually, he will be celebrating his 40th birthday in 3 months.
     
  5. flat1985 Blue Belt

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    He gets a title shot if he wins not exacley a lose lose lol.
     
  6. Kanster Guest

    Silva has nothing to lose in this fight, he already lost his title.
     
  7. Kote Gaeshi Green Belt

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    he has to win, he back!
     
  8. Daniel_LaRusso Green Belt

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    I agree. It's a bit like when Fedor came back from his losses to Werdum & Bigfoot and fought the smaller Henderson. There was very little for Fedor to gain and the loss basically signalled the end of his illustrious career at elite level.

    I've got the same feeling about this one.

    I just think age has caught up to Anderson.
     
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  9. ralphus1 Extremely stable genius

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    When you're not in the title picture and near the end of your career, super fights like these happen.
     
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    how does nick diaz make a superfight? :icon_conf
     
  11. INoHespectChael Red Belt

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  12. Daniel_LaRusso Green Belt

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    It's more of a "fun fight" than super fight.
     
  13. DoUEvenLiftBro Brown Belt

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    You're looking at this as a fan in the know. Silva is going to gain a shit ton by destroying Nick Diaz from the casuals, who enjoy Diaz and are excited for this fight. It's a low-to-medium risk, high reward. Diaz is a nice easy style for Silva, but the fight earns Silva a lot of money and a lot of steam with a victory.

    Some will shit on the win, but most are gonna be "Wow, Silva is back. Nobody has ever walked through Diaz like that."
     
  14. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    He can be only the only fighter to make Diaz quit for the third time.
     
  15. My name is Shawn

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    He's already had a successful career this fight is just for fun
     
  16. godsedd Purple Belt

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    I doubt he gets a title shot if he wins, if so thats fucked. He's 0-2 against Wiedman and was not competitive in either fight. He's also a year older with a brocken leg, it would be stupid.
     
  17. Bones245n4847 Red Belt

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    His only win win is a Jones fight imo. Andy fought at 205 before and Jones is King there. Slay the king you get props. Lose and you will still get props for stepping up to the challenge. People will protect and say you were past your prime and stepped inside a cage with a monster.
     
  18. sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    It depends on the way in which he wins. If Anderson is able to fight Nick's fight,stand in the pocket, and still dominate, everyone will be saying "Anderson is back!" If he wins by playing it safe and staying on his bicycle, maybe not so much. Of the few that have beaten Nick, I'm not sure any have done it purely by going toe to toe with him. I think a win in that fashion would make a statement that he's still got it.
     
  19. sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    I used to think otherwise, but at this point I just can't see Anderson standing any realistic chance against Jones.
     
  20. Alphafail Black Belt

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    Silva is done as a contender, and I don't see anything wrong with that. He doesn't have anything else to prove, his legacy is cemented. I hope he sticks to fun fights like Diaz.
     

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