Erick Silva needs to stop getting big fights

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  1. Blindedinchains

    Blindedinchains Brown Belt

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    Very Overrated imo, also surprised he was even given this fight to begin with
     
  2. JohnJameson

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    uh, sure
     
  3. Phisher

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    He's only had the one.
     
  4. Archleone

    Archleone Backstage Brawl ≠ Legitimate UFC Fight

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    If your friend has two apples, and you have none, how long does it take to beat him to death and take his apples?
     
  5. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Tone of potential, very skilled, great athletic ability.........but no fight iq, bad cardio, questionable coaching. Erick won't be top 10 at this point, the guy needs a serious career and training change if he's going to be a UFC fighter. And I'm not even talking contender, just to stay in the UFC.
     
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    Dude puts on good fights and good finishes, I'm sure the UFC will build him up on a few Brazilian shows. The dude comes to fight, he deserves it.
     
  7. Blindedinchains

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    Fitch nearly finished him, Kim knocked him out, now Brown sent him to the hospital on a stretcher. I think they rush him into fights he isn't nearly ready for
     
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    Hard to say a guy is overrated when pretty much everyone knows exactly what kind of fighter he is..
     
  9. IamnotJonFitch

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    Pretty much.

    This fight in particular made almost no sense, though. Matt Brown on a 6 fight win streak, that kid was on a one fight win streak against a relative newcomer I think?

    What was even worse was that he was a 2-1 favorite. I don't even...
     
  10. fzoid4454

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    Incredibly gifted and explosive fighter, but if he doesn't roll over his opponent, he's screwed. Too lazy to be in good shape, never has a plan "B".

    Agreed. Until he puts in the training work like a professional, he shouldn't get top fights on cards.
     
  11. Phisher

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    This is the problem with fans on the topic of Silva. He's not some precocious, wet-behind-the ears kid who's a hotshot prospect. He's almost 30. Fitch, Kim and Brown were proper fights for him to take if he was going to step up and be a contender.

    The fact is that he isn't as good as you guys assumed him to be.

    He's not a bad fighter by any stretch of the imagination, but he's not going to be an elite WW.
     
  12. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    I personally thought he was better then he is and would do very well. I still gave him chances up until tonight to see if he fought smarter and got his shit together and prove himself vs a good proven fighter. Guess not!

    Still a big fan though
     
  13. Kneepocalypse

    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    Being a good-looking finisher is a curse for your health if you're not actually an elite fighter :(
     
  14. Phisher

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    He's got the skills to give good fighters trouble, but he seems to have no idea how to pace himself. If he can't get a guy who's got a second and third gear out of there early, he's fucked.
     
  15. 209since1978

    209since1978 Apathy is death

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    I think Brown just took care of that for you
     
  16. flanellograf

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    Sherdog being sherdog, I see.
     
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    Thanks for checking in, making sure all is well and everything.
     
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    It's a shitty job, but someone's got to do it.
     
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    In this fight though, I cant blame him if he cant pace himself. Brown, as always, was ultra aggressive. He ran a pace that Silva couldnt handle. Brown brought the fight to him with constant pressure and broke him - typical Matt Brown.
     
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    Funny how guys always say someone wasn't any good after a loss. Erick is a very good fighter. Brown just showed amazing heart and powered though a bad spot and put a beating on him.

    Brown has been impressing me big time. I never really thought he was that great of a fighter. When he lost a close decision to Kim I was surprised that he performed so well. He has really improved since then and I was sold on him after he beat Mein and Pyle.

    Brown is for real. So is Silva. Brown is just better. No shame in that.
     

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