Out of all the fighters Silva has lost to...

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  1. EricaLovesUFC

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    none of them would have done what Silva did to Forest. I find that kind of fascinating. I think Silva just really brought his A game that night and Forest was just really off. I also think Forest's I'll bang with anyone style played into Silva's counter punching prowess, where as guys like Weidman, Cormier and Adesanya were wise to be patient and not overcommit against Silva.
     
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    They did not know much about counters back then
     
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    That's some mensa shlt right there
     
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    Well Silva never truly lost until he was out of his prime.

    The sub losses earlier in his career were just grappling inexperience like Conor's.

    Silva defended the title for nearly seven years in the UFC. A league of his own.
     
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    Back then MMA striking was the Wild West.
    Forest Griffin was a good striking for those times.
     
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    It's true but mentioning it makes absolutely no sense and I don't think it's particularly fascinating.
    Anderson didn't really lose to strikers until Adesanya so saying that the people who beat him couldn't do what he did to Forest is pretty obvious.
     
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    Before any of you talk shit about Forrest

    Never forget
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    . Rampage Jackson (Unanimous Decision)
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    . Shogun Rua (Submission Rear-Naked Choke)
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    . Rich Franklin (Unanimous Decision )

    All three were former,future, or current champions.
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    Confidence was a huge factor too. It allowed Silva to take huge risks which paid off and added further to his legend
     
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    Forest fought whilst on Xanax. Could not be on a worst performance debilitating drug. Even so, Silva would have fucked him up anyway.
    Just sayin.
     
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    Revisionist bullshit. He's always trained BJJ so where was this grappling inexperience?

    His title run was pretty decent in terms of length but in terms of the fighters he beat it was distinctly average. That's not his fault as that's just how the UFC MW division was at the time but he barely beat anyone that was any good and ignoring Hendo the wrestler who refused to wrestle it was only Chael who was a wrestler and he threw the win away.
     
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    Anderson is one of the special fighters, but to be fair, Forrest Griffin was apparently KO'd a couple times in sparring leading up to that fight, could explain a lot. They were talking about it on JRE one time.
     
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    Forrest was on benzos.
     
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    Stfu dude lol.
     
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    I was in the stands when Griffin lost his belt at Ultimate 2008 to Rashad. I watched Silva knee Sonnen for his last title defense the same card Griffin stole the win from Tito in his last UFC appearance wait... what...
    Silva is goat, Griffin is old school great. Rampage, shogun, Franklin, and Mad magazine cover, nuff said
     
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    Comes with the territory man
     
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    Sub losses are still losses
     
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    none of the fighters Silva lost to were completely psyched out by Silva like Forest was
     
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    Chael beat him while standing
    Bisping beat him striking
    Chris beat him striking
     

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