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Prime Lyoto Machida vs Prime Anderson Silva

Discussion in 'Fantasy Matchup Discussion' started by FireKidWS, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Perrichet

    Perrichet Tinpot Belt

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    Actually you’ll find that he said he and Shogun were friends as a reason why he wouldn’t fight then. Shogun denied this then Anderson came out and said if Shogun wants the fight he will have to cut to MW despite Anderson already having fights at LHW.

    You nuthuggers love to deny this
     
  2. MMA4Life

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    Forest Griffin had just lost his belt to Rashad in his fight before Silva. Did Anderson hand pick his fights at 205? Yes. Did he ever duck any one at 185? No.
    Silva didn't need to even take fights a 205. He was testing himself against somewhat bigger fighters at 205. Even if he did handpick fighters who would stand with him and were less technical.<mma4>. I've heard a lot of Anderson Silva hate but I haven't heard anyone say he lacks courage. He just took a fight 44 and we saw how that played out he may have too much pride/courage/will to compete for his own good.

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  3. ShreddinMMA

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    Super boring fight. Silva probably edges a decision.
     
  4. IloveTHIS

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    Man you completely missed the point.

    So, the point was.....Anderson was MORE THAN HAPPY to take easy fights at LHW, but time and time again wouldnt dare fight elite guys or bad matchups at LHW. He would flat out refuse regardless of title shots or money.

    Yet, he was MORE THAN HAPPY to constantly talk shit about GSP and question his courage for not going up and fighting him.

    He mocked GSP for doing the same exact thing he was doing for years. While only one of them was taking special help too.

    Hes a hypocrite

    I wouldnt care or say anything about the man if he just stayed in his lane. But when he mocks another fighter much smaller than him for doing the same shit he blatantly does...that's pretty pathetic.
     
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  5. MMA4Life

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    Another fighter looking out for his own self interest. He is also a troll with the whole nice guy act. Still a fan of his performances in the ring/octagon. I'm a fan of GSP too and even though he is the one of GOAT's now if not the GOAT. At the time everyone I knew were Hughe's fans and I caught flack for rooting for GSP and David Loiseau simply because they were Canadian.
     
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  6. JustOnce

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    Machida by being faster and better td
     
  7. JustOnce

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    no
     
  8. Wolf Of Sherdog

    Wolf Of Sherdog Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Amazing reply and analyzis of the fight. So much knowledge and wisdom in one post.
     
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  9. JustOnce

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    yw. machida >> silva
     
  10. HandsOfStone35

    HandsOfStone35 White Belt

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    Hey, fair play man. My question is, if this wasn't while Shogun was lhw champ, why should Silva (then-mw champ and the established draw) have conceded to Rua's terms?
     
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  11. Wolf Of Sherdog

    Wolf Of Sherdog Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Lol no. He is a karate guy that drinks his fathers urine. Decent fighter but Anderson would destroy him
     
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  12. Perrichet

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    It was when Shogun was LHW champion
     
  13. HandsOfStone35

    HandsOfStone35 White Belt

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    In the case of both, why would they have moved up above their optimum weight and risked discrediting their respective titles in the event they lost? Would've tarnished legacy and drawing power. Who cares about what either said about fighting each other. It's obviously all just posturing anyway.
     
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  14. r-harper-1

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    Wouldn’t want to be a judge
     

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