So if Anderson was old, wasn't Weidman inexperienced?

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  1. Ch0sen0ne

    Ch0sen0ne Purple Belt

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    The two most frequently heard excuses for Silva's double losses to Weidman:

    1. Silva was clowning (for the first fight)
    2. Silva was old (for both fights)

    Well...wasn't Weidman a hyped up rookie who hadn't faced any real competition? Wasn't Weidman's lack of experience at the "elite" level a major disadvantage against the GOAT Silva?

    At some point, age becomes an overwhelming obstacle to a fighter's performance...but Silva hadn't reached that point.

    Silva was 38 for both fights. He was very successful at avoiding damage throughout his career. He wasn't "old man" Silva. His speed didn't look significantly slower compared to his speed in previous fights. Guy was still fast and spry and light on his feet.

    Weidman simply had the fight IQ, reach, and combo to end Silva's "matrix" dancing days.
     
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    frederick Black Belt

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    Why did you have to start a Weidman/Silva debate in the middle of a card -_-
     
  3. Ch0sen0ne

    Ch0sen0ne Purple Belt

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    Just felt like it
     
  4. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    Silva... Better career than Weidman will ever have.

    Weidman.... Better fighter than Silva ever was.
     
  5. Got GOAT

    Got GOAT Banned Banned

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    Yep. Weidman only had 9 MMA fights total and 0 amateur MMA fights beforehand before smashing Silva. Dude was in the single digits in experience. He's an exception in terms of his learning ability though, it's very rapid. The guy is a human sponge and soaks up far more than the average fighter ever could.
     
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    Weidman was prepared to kick anderson's butt anywhere and everywhere
     
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    He had to lose eventually an in the mma world silva is old
     
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    A lot of people thought the title shot came too soon for Chris.
     
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    38 is pretty damn old.
     
  11. Bargey

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    Weidman was about 6 years older than Jon Jones when he won the belt from Shogun and with more MMA experience.

    Why are there so many Weidman apologists...it's like Silva was the first 38 year old athlete in history that you weren't allowed to say was " old" for an athlete.

    But he was and is even older now. O-L-D.
     
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    Anderson was finished by bums at age 27 & 28 in his 13th & 17th fights. Weidman beat Anderson badly 2x at age 28 in his 11th & 12th fights. The End
     
  13. Ch0sen0ne

    Ch0sen0ne Purple Belt

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    9-0 is pretty damn inexperienced
     
  14. TdotK

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    Let's not forget that Silva also had much better TD defense at that point as well.
     
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    because he was old at 38... Seriously is this a fedor fan thread in disguise or what
     
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    Let it go... Let it goooooooo
     
  17. Sega30

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    Can't we like, ban people for making totally irrelevant threads so we don't get 3 of these every week?

    Seriously, it was over a year ago, just let it go.
     
  18. JoeJohnston

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    Jones was more experienced 6yrs before Weidman who beat better fighter for a title. Your reaching for something that isn't there bud. Weidman didn't even start fighting until he was 24 idiot
     
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    No it's not lol. Get the fuck out you choad.
     
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