Can Thiago Silva become a contender in the Light Heavyweight Division

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  1. BSellers11

    BSellers11 White Belt

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    He is a dangerous guy. He could give most of the top 10 guys a run for there money on his day.

    Starting with a win over Matt Hamill, what could be next for him? He would need a top 10 opponent. Mousasi, Lil Nog, rematch with Gustafsson? I can see him giving them a good fight.

    If he stays off the weed of course.

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    Not anymore, He will get folded like a beach chair by top level competition, his chance was a long time ago, that KO of Jardine was meh at most, his ko of Rafael Calv was awesome
     
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    If he beats Hamill, he should fight the Shogun/Te-Huna winner.
     
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    Thiago Silva vs Mauricio Rua is a fight id definatley like to see.

    I see Thiago as a gatekeeper, or a guy to make fun match ups with alot of people @ 205
     
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    would love to see him fight gegard if he wins Hamill fight and gegard doesn't drop to mw
     
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    Too much weed...
    Also he has some issues in his back.
    He fought ok against Gustavo, but I think he is slow to fight top 3.
    He is a Glover's version with less wrestling/grappling in general.
     
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    The best part of a thread like this is when it's nailed on the first reply. :)
     
  8. WinterSoldier

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    Thiago still has shot at 205 to move up and his match with Hamill. should be a good one to watch.
     
  9. Mad5T33Z

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    I seriously doubt it. A fight with Shogun would be sick though.
     
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    He needs to combine his agression with some smart fighting. I think he can work his way up again, but the top 4-5 guys are out of his league.
     
  11. BSellers11

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    This
     
  12. Noquarter

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    I doubt it nowadays. A gatekeeper perhaps.
     
  13. Michael13

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    I doubt it.
     
  14. Whitestallion

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    Seeing JJ's get tagged by Gus, makes me think Thiago has a chance.
     
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    Sure he can.

    He'll never win the title though
     
  16. MMAdict

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    I don't think so. I like the guys fighting style but he doesn't match up well With the top guys. Although I expected feijao to beat him so anythings possible.

    Thiago/hamill vs shogun/te huna

    Also, pokrajac/feijao vs Manuwa/jimmo.

    You could match any of those 4 matchups together other than thiagos and feijaos.
     
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    Not sure why, but ok
     
  18. KantoTerror

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    Thiago Silva = Gleison Tibau of LHW...
     
  19. BionicCommando

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    In a word? No.

    In three? Hell fucking no.


    Too many injuries, too much inconsistency, too much drug related issues and a back that by all accounts is held together with paper mache and Elmer's Glue. Thiago has a role in the UFC and it's one he's awesome at; main card free TV banger.
     
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    He's a top 10 guy. He gets to emotional when he fights it seems. His gameplan would be fine in pride style but in the ufc he has problems with people wrasslin him. And his body type isn't good for fighters normally. Guys with super jacked arms either gas or have speed problems. The best fighters tend to have cut arms, ripped up abs, relatively small chest, and traps out the as*.



    ...no homo lol
     

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