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  1. SL9 Believe

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    Despite nearly getting finished I was impressed with his agressiveness and sub attempts and tougness. Maybe he wasn't ready for the step up but I thought it was a good performance.

    What do you think?
     
  2. JoseAldoKillaBe Black Belt

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    Yea, Erick has talent and he'll be enjoying a nice future in the ufc.
     
  3. eXtv Red Belt

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    It was truly his Condit/MacDonald. He'll go on a killing spree after this, I just know it.
     
  4. ARONAbeetFEDOR Blackest Belt

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    That's a good way of putting it.
     
  5. countswagula Gold Belt

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    I was impressed with his submission game and to a lesser extent his submission defense.
     
  6. bagsoftea Blue Belt

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    People hyped him hard and he got destroyed. He still needs a lot of work but he has potential. But people were talking about him being champ back then.
     
  7. Bobby Creek Banned Banned

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    Yeah he looked like he has a lot of up side
     
  8. stevelkinevel 2nd dan financial crisis belt

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    He was tough, and he is definately a legit good fighter with a future, but I was not impressed by that particular fight.
     
  9. JoseAldoKillaBe Black Belt

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    Erick Silva got destroyed? What fight did u watch ?
    He could have won if he didn't run out of gas.
     
  10. BrandDC Banned Banned

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    He could have won if he didn't...lose.

     
  11. samoajoe Brown Belt

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    Lol they were nothing a like and Rory is a lot more claim and collected, also seems to have a much higher fight IQ.
     
  12. bagsoftea Blue Belt

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    The sub attempts didn't make up for the rest of the fight.
     
  13. JimmyTheHand Blue Belt

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    GSP wasn't
     
  14. JoseAldoKillaBe Black Belt

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    w/e... anybody who thinks Silva got destroyed needs to re-think their judging fight ablity. :p
     
  15. samoajoe Brown Belt

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    Destroyed might be a strong word but he clearly lost.
     
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    He did awesome until the moment he could not finish the RNC.

    He showed the skills, but wasn't prepared to beat someone like Fitch.
     
  17. CMNSPWR Blue Belt

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    his rnc looked tight. fitch is really hard to sub
     
  18. willin Black Belt

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    I was absolutely impressed with them both. What a fight!
     
  19. Social Distance Warrior Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Great potential...he had a lot of heart in that fight...and most people didn't notice this...but this was a different, far more aggressive jon Fitch we have seen as well.

    Erick Silva is going places.
     
  20. Scott Lawlor Banned Banned

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    The judges scored it 29-28 (x2) and 30-27, no way could you describe that fight as Silva getting "destroyed".

    Silva fought competitively for the first 2 rounds but his stamina failed him in the final round and he got controlled by a more experienced fighter.

    Silva comes off as overly-confident in his abilities in his rather reckless style but at the same time I really like it because it puts on a show, that unpredictability factor. However, if he wants to be more successful he should learn to better time those "bursts" and not gas out.
     

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