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How would prime Anderson Silva do in today’s MW division?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Matchup Discussion' started by TheSpider, Jun 19, 2021.

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    He'd be beating everyone and wearing Nike instead of trash ass venum/reebok
     
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    No MW OR LHW survives 5 rounds with him.
     
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    Smash everyone. Is normal.
     
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    Jack is his only tough fight IMO.

    Fights with Izzy and Till would be boring staring contests I think Andy would edge altho Izzy might get a scorecard with leg kicks.

    He wrecks most the rest. Whittaker might have a shot but his darts are still ripe for counters and he isn't good enough a grappling threat.

    Marvin, Costa, Cannonier, Hall etc. get rekt. Hall was barely edging out grandpa Andy as is and he already beat Brunson altho disputed

    Weidman is shot. MW is shit.
     
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    DAMAGE



    lots and lots of damage is what I foresee
     
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    He would still rule the mw division with an iron fist

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    Prime Silva is champ
     
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    Anderson was very good at finding ways to win regardles of style of play or opponent, so I wouldn't overlook him against anyone. He would be a favorite against most of them anyway.
     
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    I think the top guys today are generally better defensively than the guys Anderson fought. They have better head movement and understanding of striking.

    Offensively Anderson is still superior to 99%. He'd have a lot of fun fights with all the strikers today.

    Adesanya still outpoints him. I don't care if you think Anderson has more tools offensively. His tactics would not work in this matchup IMO. That's mainly because Anderson birthed him. That would be a super fun fight too.
     
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    He would crush them all while everybody says his opponents aren’t challenging enough.

    is normal
     
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    Wouldn't be able to compete in today's division
     
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    it's all hypothetical but I think people need to realise how much MMA has evolved and how much better fightera have become both with the skill level and athletic abilities

    I think with these types of questions, people often tend to be bias due to nostalgia.
    Silva would probs do well anyway
     
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    Matrix them all
     
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    Ignoring the obvious usada problem he’d do well. Probably only losing to Adesanya in a boring decision.
    Silva would’ve struggled more during prime middle weight when strike force guys cams in 2014-2018
     
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    Prime Anderson wouldn’t pass USADA.
     
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    Except perhaps Jon Jones
     
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    GSP would destroy him
     
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    He'd be #2 at the very max. He beats Whittaker but loses to Izzy.
     

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