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Old 07-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #16
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i was surprized that silva kept his hands down so low. maybe thats ego?
He always keeps his hands low but the ribs thing probably made it more so, also to help defend takedowns?
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #17
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1) Silva had a rib injury and was unhappy and homesick. He did not have a good leadup to the fight.

2) Sonnen was roided, which helped his strength and gas tank.

3) Bad style matchup for Silva anyway.

4) Sonnen fought out of his ****ing skin. He had no fear of Anderson at all.

5) He was lucky in the sense that the fight was at a stage where all Chael had to do was run out the clock. Sonnen elected to keep pressing the action for the last two minutes and Silva showed his brilliance by taking the one chance to submit him. But it was more a case of Chael losing than Anderson winning IMO.

1) what happened in the "leadup" to the fight? And he may have had a rib injury but no way can a guy fight with "busted or cracked ribs". I don't buy that excuse.

2) Sonnen will be on TRT again but this time with legal levels.

3)It's def a bad style matchup for Silva he's game is measuring peoples reach,footwork range etc. Sonnen is hard to read because he attacks relentlessly and doesn't give Silva the time to do his thing.

4)Sonnen def fought the fight of his life but he with all the talking he did he certainly had to back it up. How many other times do fighters say they are going to do this and that but once they get in the ring they don't do shit.

5) Chael had just over a minute and half to seal the deal but fell to his achiles heel. He brought in Vinny M a high level BJJ guy to help him with his defense, I'm not sure he has ever done that before......it sure couldn't hurt.

It seems very few people are giving Sonnen a chance this time around....we'll have to see.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #18
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the fact that sonnen can use test for this fight makes it very interesting imo
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #19
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The first fight was so wierd to see. Silva was letting him hit him at times and getting dropped from Sonnen's punches. It was bizarre. What it seemed to me like, Silva went in there believeing 100% he could do to Sonnen what he did to Forrest. And he paid dearly for it. I also think he may have felt embarassed after Sonnen dropped him the first time, so he wanted to do something spectacular to erase it but couldn't. He just continued to get punched, taken down or dropped, and then grinded out for 23 minutes.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #20
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I expect Anderson to be more fleet footed in the rematch and move better. But Chael fights with no fear and is a beast with takedowns. so I'm interested in seeing what happens. Anderson may not be able to keep him off him. I definitely don't expect to see Anderson getting out-struck though in this fight on the feet.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #21
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Thanks man, appreciate it. Need to kill time and watching this will do as I never got the opportunity until now.

Expect the rematch to be thrilling too.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #22
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A rib injury......clearly showed in the fight.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #23
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He had his ass handed to him. Believe Chael will win this time.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #24
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I expect Anderson to be more fleet footed in the rematch and move better. But Chael fights with no fear and is a beast with takedowns. so I'm interested in seeing what happens. Anderson may not be able to keep him off him. I definitely don't expect to see Anderson getting out-struck though in this fight on the feet.
Spider will be more watchful early this time and won't engage as quickly. Sonnen was sharp early and Spider will stay at distance and attempt to frustrate him and dent his pre-fight confidence for a while in the rematch.

The early strikes Sonnen connected with in the first meeting stunned Spider both physically and psychologically. But going into this bout Sonnen must be thinking: 'I dominated the guy for 23 minutes. What do I have to do to beat this darn guy?' That lingering self-doubt may be part of his undoing this time around.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #25
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Sonnen will win the rematch .. In same fashion he was winning the first bout . Bad stylistic match up for silva .. Sonnen will take silva down at will again.


Silva is the better all round mma artist and ofcourse will go down as a greater fighter but styles make fights .. Sonnens all wrong for silva

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #26
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Styles make fights.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:20 PM   #27
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Sonnen will win the rematch .. In same fashion he was winning the first bout . Bad stylistic match up for silva .. Sonnen will take silva down at will again.


Silva is the better all round mma artist and ofcourse will go down as a greater fighter but styles make fights .. Sonnens all wrong for silva

My opinion only ofcourse
Styles do make fights, whether in the cage or the ring, and it's part of what makes this matchup so intriguing
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #28
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In that first fight, Anderson was simply demonstrating MMA's version of the rope-a-dope.

And thanks for that link, I was actually thinking of rewatching that before this weekend.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #29
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1. Sonnen was on steroids.
2. Anderson had an injured rib.
3. Anderson walked to ring in Ji-Jitsu GI, and had been talking about submitting sonnen. That's what he did.

This fight, he knocks him out.
Hope it follows your script
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #30
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What you saw was probably the best wrestler at 185 taking Silva down and was committed in taking Silva down over and over.

Hendo when He fought Anderson thought that He could stand with Silva and paid for it.

This has always been a weakness in Silvas game (Lutter took him down with one hand) and people with the right gameplan should exploit and stick with it.
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