Silva is almost impossible to finish; Adesanya doesn't suck.

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  1. Dsingleton7

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    I think it's ridiculous everyone is acting like Adesanya sucks because he didn't finish Silva.

    2 Division Champ Daniel Cormier couldn't finish him, and Michael Bisping couldn't finish him (super close fight) , so what Adesanya didn't finish him.

    Chris Weidman is the only man to finish Silva in the last 15 years. The first time he finished him Silva literally had his eyes closed. The second time it was because of a checked kick.

    Let's not act like Silva is some old bum that can be blown over by the wind.
     
  2. Sonny Qc

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    Bisping dropped Silva a few times, most expected Israel to finish him imo.
     
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    Well, TS is certainly right... Anderson is very difficult to finish.
     
  4. GiSP

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    You win some by KO/SUB and you win some by decision. I’m not putting too much weight into one fight. That’s for other Sherdoggers to do.

    Knee jerk reaction is always on the menu in here.
     
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    Can we please all agree that being dropped (stunned, rocked, etc) does not universally translate as a stepping-stone to being finished?

    We all know fighters that seem a bit more susceptable to being dropped but have very few losses via finish.
     
  6. MartiniSIDe

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    Wasn't on Sherdog for the fight and I thought people had enjoyed both man performance...but people were slamming IZ and some said that Anderson let the fight slipped away in the 3rd.

    For a 43 years old man, Silva did look good. As far as IZ, I think fighters like Romero/Costa/Kelvin now think that they can walk through everything he throws and catch him.

    Cool style matchup if you ask me
     
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    Not to mention, how many times have you seen Silva take damage? That swollen eye was some of the most damage he’s sustained so I’m not buying Israel has pillowfist either.
     
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  8. Dsingleton7

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    I think Costa gets pieced up against Izzy. I would like to see Izzy versus Romero or Kelvin though. Those fights would really show if he belongs at the top of the division.
     
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    True but Silva is like the terminator. He just keeps on coming (unless you ko him silly whilst he's showboating or snap his leg in half ) they are his Kryptonites
     
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    Gegard also very difficult to finish. GOAT chins and recovery. I hope they fight before Andy retire.
     
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    Weidman would finish Anderson a third time if they would fight again.
    Adesanya doesn't suck, but I don't see him beating any of the top 5 at MW.
     
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    True but Israel didn't hurt him at all. (Not saying he sucks btw).
     
  13. mudrubble

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    Adesanya stunned him once too, as did Chael. But in terms of FINISHING him?? No way, Silva doesn't get KO'd unless he's playing the ass in the octagon.

    I predicted before the fight that Silva is a crafty veteran and is def crafty enough to avoid a KO over 3 rounds, as he's always proven. I didn't see Israel KO'ing him although I held it as a possibility. Silva did better than I expected though, in terms of giving Adesanya reason for worry - Izzy isn't used to being tagged up like that.

    So I'm eating my words that I don't want to see Silva compete anymore. If he'll be active and aggressive like he was at times against Izzy, I'll keep watching him fight.
     
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    Two obvious problems with your post.
    Bisping sucks here on Sherdog and he dropped Anderson
    The Chris is an overrated can and he finished Anderson so bad the first time that it weakened his bones setting up the leg break in the rematch.
    Therefore Anderson sucks.

    But in all seriousness Anderson's aura is gone so he is beatable, however Israel isn't strong where Anderson is most weak. There is Zero threat of a TD so it was pure kickboxing which is the area Anderson is still strongest compared to all other areas of MMA.
     
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    Amen !
     
  16. MikeMcMann

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    Anderson is definitely not easy to finish but you can see the cracks in that chin growing with every fight.

    Weidman was the first to seriously roll his eyes back in his head with the first round GnP that near KO'd him and set up the KO later.

    From there we have seen Bisping rock him, not terribly but still took the legs out, and then we saw Israel rock him early in their fight too.

    If Anderson keeps fighting we see him put to finished or put to sleep more and more like we are now seeing with BJ Penns trajectory as he keeps fighting long after his best before date.
     
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    "Not finishing someone" covers a pretty wide range of performance.

    I don't think very many people are saying he sucks because he didn't get a KO.

    I think the reaction is more than he was somewhat underwhelming in terms of the degree of difference in striking performance and danger he put Silva in, etc...

    It was a clean win, but perhaps not as dominant as most were expecting.
     
  18. HHJ

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    Not very likely to happen!
     
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    Yep, either him vs Andy or Nick Diaz, which is even less likely to happen. They will keep the fight standing, and will likely go the distance, 3 GOAT chins, none of them have enough power to hurt each other. These fuckers are nearly unTKOable.
     

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