Re: Bas Rutten vs Wanderlei Silva
I think most of you are under-rating how nasty Wand was.
Certainly he wasn't polished, but he was among the sharpest tools in the shed.
As polished as Bas was, he didn't have the sort of knockout ratio Wanderlei had, but he did have great subs.
Pre Crocop Wand was an absolute beast. I think a lot of you are remembering Wand in light of his last 10 or so fights when during his prime he was as pure a knockout artist/ finisher as there ever was. He buzzed you, he put you out and thats just how it was when he was in his prime. Just take a look at his record when he was on his tear, this is a guy who demolished a young Rampage. Just take a look at his record from 2000-2004.
Personally, I think this fight could have gone either way, likely decision. I don't think either guy would shy away from striking. Certainly Bas had a great chin and very good technical standup. Wand had instincts, aggression and power.
****ing huge fan of both these guys, but some of you are some haters.