Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MoreKane, Oct 30, 2020.
is Izzy still a superior striker to a Prime Silva?
Is he still?
Was he ever?
what anderson did vitor (who is a high level striker) was pretty incredible
i don't like israel, but he looks quicker, although i'm not sure he's more skilled
Anderson is the Roy Jones Jr. of MMA. It sucks that we could have had that fight but at that time Dana was scared to have a UFC fighter lose in Boxing and hurt his brand.
What has changed??? The people who think Anderson is still do. Adesanya is better though.
hard to answer. different eras and different opponents. most likely Anderson had more power, but I'm not sure who had better striking.tough call
45 year old anderson silva was able to strike with adesanya without looking outskilled. prime anderson outstrikes him.
Hard to say if Izzy is a better striker or not than Prime Anderson. What I will say confidently is that Izzy has beaten better strikers throughout his career than Anderson. Outside of Belfort Andy didn’t really beat any upper echelon strikers.
Some people want to come up with excuses to rationalize why Anderson at 43 years old took a round from Adesanya and had overall 3 competitive rounds vs him but the fact remains that 43 year old Silva who supposedly was a PED user his whole career ... put up a great fight vs Prime Adesanya and took a round from him.
This is 43 year old Silva who is old by years.
Old by fight time
Post cracked chin
Post cracked shin
Old man Silva is slower, weaker, more timid, and has a cracked chin and legs.
I think Prime Silva takes him especially younger Silva for multiple reasons but specially one huge reason .... better chin.
Adesanya is amazing but it seems clear that his chin is average. If he gets caught, he will get hurt and/or KO'd. He showed that vs Gastelum and vs Romero. He can be hurt if you hit him.
Younger Silva was fearless and was faster than he is at 43 years old. Add in his chin ... I think he can survive getting caught by Adesanya.
I don't think Adesanya can survive getting caught by prime Silva. And we know old man Silva can hit Adesanya.
Izzy's still finding his MMA groove, might eventually reach all kinds of highs but no, right now I'd rate Silva higher. Have seen more versatility from him in various style match ups.
Whittaker is 10x the striker than anyone prime silva fought and made him look like an amateur.
Imagine what he would do to less technical strikers like forrest, franklin, cote, leben and hendo
Matrix monent vs Griffin on Xanax
It's a coin toss for me. I'm seeing more Jose Aldo vibes from Izzy with his devastating leg kicks and bread-and-butter striking/striking defense fundamentals rather than the Spider with better utilization of mind games and unorthodox techniques.
Anderson may have better hands but Izzy has stronger kicks. Dunno who wins in this matchup to be honest although Izzy has a higher chance of landing a body kick, which could prove to be devastating.
Aside from the fact that Anderson in his prime never faced a striker that rivals him that is. Hell, I think he said at one point that if Jose Aldo was a MW Anderson would duck that fight.
Dan Henderson is the p4p most dangerous striker ever(KO'd Fedor and Rua) and Anderson toyed with him. Literally toyed with him, even gave him free shots on his iron chin. Anderson gave him a bad concussion and would have been the first one to ever TKO Hendo but he chose to apply a neck crank instead of easily finishing with GnP.
That and the Vitor front kick are better striking feats than anything Izzy has done so far.
Izzy fought someone like Hendo .... and this is what he looked like.
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