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Old 07-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #61
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #62
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i thought what anderson done was pathetic, if he wanted to get at chael he could of but just kept going at him doing nothing letting dana hold him back

strange behaviour
This isn't Tyson vs Lewis, what would be pathetic is having a fight with with a guy you know will be broken up when you have 25 mins in the ring alone with him in a few days.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:02 PM   #63
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Spot on Ajax.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:12 AM   #64
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Anderson seems way out of character. Chael has really gotten under his skin. This isn't selling the fight, this is real hostility on Anderson's side. I didn't think Chael would get to him so badly. It adds an interesting dimension to the fight. Enraged Anderson could just up and wipe him out, or it could negatively impact his fight. It's sure as hell going to be one of the most intense fights the UFC has ever seen. The pre-fight atmosphere is going to be electrifying.

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #65
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Anderson seems way out of character. Chael has really gotten under his skin. This isn't selling the fight, this is real hostility on Anderson's side. I didn't think Chael would get to him so badly. It adds an interesting dimension to the fight. Enraged Anderson could just up and wipe him out, or it could negatively impact his fight. It's sure as hell going to be one of the most intense fights the UFC has ever seen. The pre-fight atmosphere is going to be electrifying.

Great buildup. Can't wait til fightnight
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:19 AM   #66
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one thing Sonnen has going for him is a solid bucket, he can take some shots because against Anderson you will get hit and Sonnen will not do a Forrest. Sonnen will have to weather many storms in order to implement his style.

I still think Sonnen takes this.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:31 AM   #67
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one thing Sonnen has going for him is a solid bucket, he can take some shots because against Anderson you will get hit and Sonnen will not do a Forrest. Sonnen will have to weather many storms in order to implement his style.

I still think Sonnen takes this.
Yeah, I was thinking about that. How important is Sonnen's chin in this fight?

Pretty much it seems like he has an iron chin. And even when he gets hurt, he has that wrestler's toughness where his instinct isn't to cover up or retreat, but to fight back, dive for a leg and smother the attacker.

I still think he could certainly just get lit up (he is fighting Anderson ****ing Silva ) but he's going to be tougher to beat with one significant strike than the vast majority of Anderson's opponents.

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #68
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This isn't Tyson vs Lewis, what would be pathetic is having a fight with with a guy you know will be broken up when you have 25 mins in the ring alone with him in a few days.
thats my point exactly, why bother with all that when hes gonna get chael on saturday

it kind of reminded me when someone is acting the big man while he has a load of guys standing between him and his foe, funny thing is there was only one dude holding him back

i dont care what anyone says, silva is ruffled
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #69
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the ref is gonna have to drag silva off of sonnen at the end of the fight, i think he'll just keep hitting him even when the fights over.

i presume you're all talking about the weigh-ins? haven't seen them, probably won't be shown.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #70
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i thought what anderson done was pathetic, if he wanted to get at chael he could of but just kept going at him doing nothing letting dana hold him back

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Hes probably acting himself and Hes not very good at it.
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Hes probably acting himself and Hes not very good at it.
no hes not

if you compare how silva was in the staredown against belfort now that was a man that exuded confidence, what happened at the presser was something totally different
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no hes not

if you compare how silva was in the staredown against belfort now that was a man that exuded confidence, what happened at the presser was something totally different
I only based it on that little gif and didnt see the whole thing. From that gif who knows if He was just acting or whatever the **** hes doing. Like you said, He goes towards Chael but hes not wholly committed.
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I only based it on that little gif and didnt see the whole thing. From that gif who knows if He was just acting or whatever the **** hes doing. Like you said, He goes towards Chael but hes not wholly committed.
its hard to tell, when silva faced up to belfort i knew there and then silva was on a mission, wasnt convinced from the chael presser

the gif is very decieving, i was on sherdog and the place was going nuts about how silva had just gone crazy on chael i was expecting some serious rage from him, then i watched the vid and was in shock at what i saw

even when anderson went over to chael when he was standing at the podium with the mic on it he seemed to be hesitant and acting a bit funny

weigh in should be good
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #74
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If Silva doesn't bite off part of Chael's ear sometime during the fight, I'm going to be extremely disappointed.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:36 PM   #75
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its hard to tell, when silva faced up to belfort i knew there and then silva was on a mission, wasnt convinced from the chael presser

the gif is very decieving, i was on sherdog and the place was going nuts about how silva had just gone crazy on chael i was expecting some serious rage from him, then i watched the vid and was in shock at what i saw

even when anderson went over to chael when he was standing at the podium with the mic on it he seemed to be hesitant and acting a bit funny

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You can't really tell **** from these things, but it's fun to speculate.

Agreed that Chael is right in Anderson's head though. Silva's body language wasn't at all the calm alpha male that he usually is. He was clearly very agitated from being so close to Chael, he wasn't putting on a show for the crowd. Even against Belfort he was much more composed and arrogant with his confidence. Now he just looks furious and wound up.

Even at the end when the audience calls out to Sonnen, Anderson is off to the side swaying from one foot to another, warming up his knuckles and staring at Chael. But Sonnen refuses to acknowledge his challenge, which you can see aggravates Silva even further.

Chael is definately in Anderson's head bigtime. Whether this will work for him or against him remains to be seen. I only hope for two things. One, that he makes weight. Two, that he doesn't choke, and brings Silva the best fight he's capable of.

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