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Old 10-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #46
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I actually think with his toughness, decent chin, cardio and size he would have some chance. The fact he is a complete company man makes me think he has NO chance. Not saying he's been told to lose but, well actually I wouldn't be surprised if he has been told to lose.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:05 AM   #47
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I actually think with his toughness, decent chin, cardio and size he would have some chance. The fact he is a complete company man makes me think he has NO chance. Not saying he's been told to lose but, well actually I wouldn't be surprised if he has been told to lose.
Are you kidding? seriously? do you honestly think a warrior like Bonnar would accept being TOLD to lose?

And why the would the UFC feel the need to do that anyway? Anderson is what, 15-0 in the UFC? why would they suddenly need to start telling his opponents to throw fights?

"Ok yeah, Anderson you NEVER lose you ALWAYS win no matter what but we're thinking of uhm, asking your opponent to throw this fight"

Come on, that's stupid beyond belief.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #48
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Bonnar is tough enough, big enough and will be motivated enough that if Anderson wipes him out Forrest-style, it won't be a case of "of course, Bonnar is shit" but "wow, nobody fights like Anderson."

And if Bonnar puts in his career-best performance and Anderson is off his game, he could be a live dog.

Plus, no matter what, Bonnar will step up and give it his best effort. He'll be in Anderson's face trying his best to win the fight, until Anderson stops him or 15 minutes are up. And that's something you can't say about quite a few of Silva's opponents.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:23 AM   #49
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It's a 5 rounder is it not?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #50
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It's a 5 rounder is it not?
Nope, a 3 rounder I believe, which is tremendous news for Bonnar's chances.

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #51
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Surely it's 5 rounds.... all main events are 5 rounds now. Why would it be a 3 rounder?

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #52
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It's 3 rounds because of the short notice.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #53
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It's 3 rounds because of the short notice.
That's fair in this case.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #54
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #55
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Stephan Bonnar is gonna make it a dog fight.. I think he pummels Silva against the cage and possibly drags em' to the mat in that opening round.

He will either be punched out in the 2nd round, or have the crowd on their feet and Anderson Silva sucking wind by the end of that 2nd round.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #56
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Stephan Bonnar is gonna make it a dog fight.. I think he pummels Silva against the cage and possibly drags em' to the mat in that opening round.

He will either be punched out in the 2nd round, or have the crowd on their feet and Anderson Silva sucking wind by the end of that 2nd round.
I think there's a decent chance of that happening.

One thing seems all but certain. Bonnar will be on Silva like stink on shit. And he must know that he can't stand and trade the whole fight, so I think you're right, he'll try to drag him down to the ground where he can better use his size. And Bonnar's ground game isn't spectacular, but he's hardly a noob.

If Anderson takes a while to get into his groove and Bonnar gets confident and starts thinking he can really do it, this could turn into a very interesting fight. A third round with a gassed Bonnar up on points and trying to contain a desperate Anderson could be extremely dramatic.

Or, if Anderson obliterates him in 90 seconds, I woud find that worthwhile as well. Say what you want about Bonnar's skill or dedication, but nobody strolls over the top of him. Jon Jones landed all his best shots and Bonnar went nowhere. In fact he came back and arguably won the 3rd round. If Anderson wipes the floor with Bonnar, that will only be yet another statement about Anderson's ability, not a case of Bonnar being found out.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #57
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I'm actually more excited for this fight than I was for Chael 2.

Before Sonnen 2, I watched "Like Water", and it was totally clear that Anderson was nowhere near peak fighting form leading into the fight. Physically and mentally Chael got the weakest possible Anderson in the first fight. I hadn't appreciated the extent of Anderson's injury or negative mindset before I saw the doco. Or, perhaps, the benefit of Chael's extra testosterone.

Second time around Anderson was always going to be much better. Plus I was very dubious about Sonnen's weight-cut guy and his boasting that his revolutionary technique could have 35 year old Chael cutting 80 pounds in the twenty minutes before the weigh-in, with no ill effects. And sure enough, at the weigh-in Chael looked like a skeleton. His face was drawn, he didn't look confident, and in the fight he was completely out of gas after one round.

With Bonnar, obviously you still expect Anderson to win, but it's a lot more "WTF is going to happen in there?" type fight.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #58
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I think there's a decent chance of that happening.

One thing seems all but certain. Bonnar will be on Silva like stink on shit. And he must know that he can't stand and trade the whole fight, so I think you're right, he'll try to drag him down to the ground where he can better use his size. And Bonnar's ground game isn't spectacular, but he's hardly a noob.

If Anderson takes a while to get into his groove and Bonnar gets confident and starts thinking he can really do it, this could turn into a very interesting fight. A third round with a gassed Bonnar up on points and trying to contain a desperate Anderson could be extremely dramatic.

Or, if Anderson obliterates him in 90 seconds, I woud find that worthwhile as well. Say what you want about Bonnar's skill or dedication, but nobody strolls over the top of him. Jon Jones landed all his best shots and Bonnar went nowhere. In fact he came back and arguably won the 3rd round. If Anderson wipes the floor with Bonnar, that will only be yet another statement about Anderson's ability, not a case of Bonnar being found out.

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I'm actually more excited for this fight than I was for Chael 2.
Me too!

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With Bonnar, obviously you still expect Anderson to win, but it's a lot more "WTF is going to happen in there?" type fight.

Definitely.. Another prediction is that Anderson Silva attempts a Thai clinch in the opening round, but realizes Bonnar is one heluva fighter to try and contain!
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:44 AM   #59
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