Machida's dad: My son 'must' face Anderson Silva

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  1. DahStoryTella

    DahStoryTella knowledge of self

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    Didn't know this either, Silva is a yellow rope in capoeira.
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  2. Mac Sabbath

    Mac Sabbath New Member

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    Anderson Silva in Pride wasn't the anderson silva we know today, on the ground or on his feet. He still fought similar to how he does now, but if you really watch you can see the hours spent since have been quality.
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  3. Mac Sabbath

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    I mean, people bring up the heel hook from Chonan (Silva partially tapped to it due to foot injury btw) but what they fail to mention is that Chonan was actually outclassing anderson the whole fight.

    he's one of the rare fighters that hit his peak in his 30s.
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    True, but still.

    It WAS the best I've ever seen Ryo, but Silva is supposed to be this superhuman monster...
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  5. Mac Sabbath

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    I think he's the closest thing MMA has ever had to pernell whitaker.
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  7. OurSin

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    well he's not, nobody is........

    he fought injured and lost......not to take away from that great scissor leg sweep to heel hook chonan did though....

    but would ryo chonan win a rematch? absolutely not...

    I don't see why people want silva to be superman, i rather like that he's lost in the past and strengthened his weaknesses with each fight to become the most dominate champ in UFC history
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  8. Mac Sabbath

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    ^indeed.

    and silva himself has admitted that he'll probably eventually lose via grappling. He almost sounds like he's expecting that loss to come from nate marquardt, which I don't agree with.
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  9. Mac Sabbath

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    Just all the tools that make for great striking defense. Reflexes and coordination, mostly.
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  10. KaTZ

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    Machida would win

    LMAO @ Silva losing via scissor kicks

    That is potentional one of the sickest MMA moves into a submission I've ever seen
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  11. Mac Sabbath

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    Machida lost via leg kicks.
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  12. DahStoryTella

    DahStoryTella knowledge of self

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    Shogun's muay thai was great in that fight.
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  13. Mr. Sam

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    How about he focuses on how to beat Shogun first, since even the most degenerate gamblers wouldn't put money on him in that rematch.

    I agree with those who think a Machida/Silva fight would be five rounds of circling each other.

    And I also think the UFC has too much to lose from a fight like that, especially recently when they've been hurting to put good main events together after so many injuries to top fighters.
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