How did Anderson Silva look tonight?

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  1. KP9

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    First and foremost congratulations to Bisping on the win. So how did Anderson look in this fight? How would you see a rematch going? I'm not going to lie but I'm gutted over his loss. What's next for him and where does he go from here?
     
  2. Croo67

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    He has lost a lot of his speed and agility. However, his mind is still as quick as ever. He still knows what his opponent is going to do before he himself does. Shame his body can't keep up, however.
     
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  3. Greedy Dana

    Greedy Dana Kanye's Biggest Fan

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    Chin is shot, he's too slow now. Too passive too because of his chin.
     
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    He needs to hang it up. Getting decked by Count Tickle-fists says it all.
     
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    I would keep the betting line the same.

    Anderson displayed that for his age he still has some quickness in his hands and legs. Head movement isn't as good as it used to be, cardio is still good, and probably had some ring rust. Still dangerous but I don't think he'll crack the top 5 again.
     
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    Great!
    I'd love to see him fight the chris or luke or romero. would be great
     
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    He looked damn good for a 41 year old. Can still beat most of the top 10 contenders
     
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    To see him dieded?
     
  9. LukeSkyRutten

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    Old. He looked old against Sonnen the first time. He has only looked older since. Should have retired years ago.
     
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    The same. Still some flashes of brilliance, but the deficiencies will keep him outside the upper echelon. I'd say the same had he won, it was a telling fight.
     
  11. Drake

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    Pretty well said. Plus the fading chin.
     
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  12. Thepaintbucket

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    Looked more rusty than his Nick Diaz fight.

    He wasn't as nimble on his feet like in his past fights. In the past he would be able to jump in and spring out of a exchange pretty quick.

    His offense wasn't as clear. He pretty much kept throwing that ugly overhand.
     
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    He looked like a 41 year old Anderson. Glimpses of greatness, but just too slow for his standards and his style of fighting.
     
  14. Beastman09

    Beastman09 He kneeled. We fight.

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    Define "a lot". There are fighters in their prime who cant dodge punches like silva did.
     
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    He looked the same to me. Still more interested in being silly than he is fighting. He thinks he can end every single fight in one shot and it didn't come tonight.
     
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    He looked OK I guess. He still makes your heart race if you're betting against him because he seems so dangerous. He just needs to give up his taunting bullshit since his chin can't take much punishment anymore.
     
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    He looked passive. He wasn't looking for the win, he was more waiting for it to come to him. I think he just underestimated Bisping. I wouldn't use this fight as a reference point to where Silva is right now. His hands were still fast and his movement was still good it just didn't look like he was trying.
     
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  18. HHJ

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    I feel he is more economical due to his age,to go 5 rds. Amd i saw him stumble more than he used to. His style really holds him back if his opponent is careful,but busy and unafraid. Bisping knew anderson was trying to sucker him in amd bisping still lobbed uncomittal jabs his way and anderson rarely fired back
     
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    His age.

    Still a good fighter but his time has passed, and his chin isn't there anymore.
     
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    The 4h and fifth rounds was when he came alive. His chin is shot. Now that the mystique of the Andy no longer exists, he looks much more human. For years, his opponents were beat before they stepped into the cage.
     
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