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Poor man's Anderson Silva

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Koro_11, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    It's obvious that's who he tries to emulate most, he even said so himself, but he comes up short.

    Anderson had a different aura about him, didn't have that insecure millennial vibe, and didn't obsess about his own greatness like that. The guy would literally always tell you that someone else is the greatest, and downplay his own skills. He never called dudes out, never picked his opponents, never talked shit on social media, or act like he was more special than the rest of the roster... aside from the greatness he would display inside the cage, he pretty much flew under the radar.

    Izzy is just a cheap immitation who tries too hard, but lacks the aura and charisma to pull it off and be likable. He goes out of his way to get attention and steal other people's ideas and accomplishments, but just failed miserably at attempting to take down 205's like Anderson did. Now it's back to 185 with his tail between his legs, only about 10 title defense away from matching the spider there, good luck.



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  2. youllneverwalkalone Brown Belt

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    You sound like a hater.
     
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  3. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Just showing my love for the great Anderson Silva, where's the hate?
     
  4. youllneverwalkalone Brown Belt

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    You are showing your "love" for one fighter by bashing another one. That's where the hate is.
     
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  5. DaviVasco Green Belt

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    I actually agree with you 100%. Plus Anderson is a more skilled MMA fighter. Ground game way better, legit black belt BJJ.
     
  6. TheSpider Black Belt

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    Anderson - 11 title defenses, 3-0 at LHW with 3 1st round KOs (prime)

    Izzy - 2 title defenses, 0-1 at LHW
     
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  7. OmegaRugal Red Belt

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    Izzy definitely should work on BJJ. He seems to pose no threat there.

    MW fighters won't have a 25-30lb advantage on him but they should be trying as hard as possible to get the fight to the ground vs Izzy after what we saw.

    Kelvin did the best vs Izzy most likely due to him actually threating a takedown a few times.
     
  8. Luckyme Green Belt

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    As an Anderson fan, I agree with most of what you wrote. However, Anderson did have a bit of ego inside the cage. I never liked the clowning around which is how he lost to Weidman.
     
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  9. Fedor Emelianenko Banned Banned

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    Anderson is goat
     
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  10. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    You sound about 12.

    Join date yesterday? Story checks out.
     
  11. Khabooba Banned Banned

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    I'm sorry your so-called """GOAT""" flushed his legacy down the drain by being a steroid abusing cheat.

    Do not compare a clean fighter like Israel to a dirty cheater.
     
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  12. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Delusion is a weird thing, I bet some part of you that's in deep denial actually believes that.

    But you always have reality fucking with you, and the reality is that no matter what you try to tell yourself, Anderson Silva is in fact considered one of the greatest of all time by both fans and other fighters.

    But cry more.
     
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  13. Khabooba Banned Banned

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    GSP says dirty steroid abusing cheats should not be present on the GOAT candidate list. I'll take GSP's word over yours :p
     
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  14. mmadeewana Purple Belt

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    when did AS challenge champion at LHW?he fought bottom guys Jones would have beaten him
     
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    Forest and Irvin were not bottom guys at the time.
     
  16. michaelmichaelmichael90 ShizzleMaDizzle

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    Well this is a response I can't wait to hear. Silva fans always go to the "but he was coming off a major injury and only took steroids to heal." Which is lame bc it's still cheating and also how the hell does anybody know why and even hjow many times he's taken it and gotten away with it......, AND I'M A MAJOR SILVA FAN!!
     
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  17. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    Is this a Wonderboy thread?
     
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    The anderson was so humble/nice guy thing is super overplayed. When you look at some of his in ring antics and clowning he doesnt seem like a nice guy at all. More like early jon jones kind of fake nice guy wibe.
    He was an incredible fighter though and thats what matters in this sport.
     
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  19. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Fought a natural HW double champ on 2 days notice despite being 40 and in the twilight of his career. GOAT shit.


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  20. Pastinaca1 Green Belt

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    Anderson Silva absolutely tarnished his legacy. He is still remembered as one of the greatest but he won only one fight in the last 8 years. Still not BJ Penn level of absolutely embarrassing yourself but very sad.
     
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