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OK so obviously, age took Anderson's speed...but where is the technique?

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  1. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    The most frustrating episode was the way Anderson threw himself into these punches by Hall...

    First they show us his great highlight from Forrest Griffin fight, then we get a fight where Spider impersonates Forrest Griffin...
     
  2. Bookerman Purple Belt

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    Didn’t he used to just absorb punches until Weidman?
     
  3. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Hmmmmm no?
    I mean some of them he did...on purpose...but he never ran to brawl....and most punches didn't get to him because of head and body movement
     
  4. Credo Goldmember

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    Something tells med Anderson kind of threw the fight. He had a beef with Dana and wanted a more worthy opponent for his last fight, he got Hall and felt dissed and didn’t even try.
     
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  5. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    He could've just fall after the first leg kick to the knee Hall thrown...and no one would've even tell a bad word about him, after Cannonier fight.

    And who is "worthy opponent" for him now?
     
  6. Dave Poodle Brown Belt

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    He used to roll and move with punches and have a good chin. Now his reflexes, speed and ability to take a shot have all declined. He does seem to be in there because he enjoys it now rather than a killer instinct.
     
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  7. Frode Falch Steel Belt Professional Fighter

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    His techniques are fine. Speed, refleks, recovery are fading
     
  8. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    But this is about technique...he never ran to brawl...ever.
     
  9. The Legendary Scarface Record since UFC 266 : 9-7 Yellow Card

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    When your speed goes, a lot of your technique will go as well because you don't have the speed or stamina to properly slip, counter or oven block throughout the course of an entire fight so you start getting a bit sloppy to compensate.
     
  10. genecop Steel Belt

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    Speed and technique go hand in hand..
     
  11. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Then how do you explain the sloppiness he ran into those punches?
     
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    AS never been too good on the offense. Dude is a counter striker pur sang. Hall wasn't really playing his counter striking game, nor was AS Hall's either. That's why it was a lot of single strikes being traded at a stationary range.
     
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    He always rushed like this to steal rounds
     
  14. Frode Falch Steel Belt Professional Fighter

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    Bad habit. He did the same against both sonnen and okami as well.
     
  15. moreorless87 Straba

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    His defence coming forward was always a bit iffy, against Franklin and Hendo he basically out chinned/powered them.

    Its part of why he shifted to being mostly a counter fighter from around Cote onwards.
     
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  16. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    After leg injury he was done
     
  17. TheWave111 Purple Belt

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    The problem with Anderson is that he still believes in his mind that he can fight without defence and has the speed to avoid punches. He is still fighting in the same way as he did before.
    You can see that he has still the skills but he didn't change his game to his age.
    He would have won easily if his mind made a switch and become more defensive and aware of the lack of speed and movement.
    Old Anderson still beats most of the guys if he adjust his style to his age and less speed.
     
  18. Goatbib Banned Banned

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    Yeah he got his head caved in just to spite Dana. if I have to guess, that "something" telling you is low IQ.
     
  19. honzo Black Belt

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    I'd say he was probably aware of his lack of power too. Throwing those weird shots may have been his way of trying to go for a ko blow.
     
  20. toowoomba Yellow Belt

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    You can't detach technique and speed, they go together.
    If Anderson was even in 70% speed of his own prime, Hall would have caught with that rush.
    Instead he was much slower than he thought, which led to that sloppy-looking TKO
     
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