Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #16
Haggis McJackass
Semi-neutralist Overseer
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: From the Lands Down Under.
Posts: 2,594
vCash: 177
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by Primate View Post
Bonnar will probably get his shit wrecked. But, as was pointed out above, he's a massive guy, he is tougher than hell and will fight till he's in a stretcher.

People want interesting/exciting fights, and hopefully (as meaningless as it is) this will deliver.
Yep.

And a lot of fighters are respectful almost to the point of awe against Anderson Silva. They are hesitant, they stand back and become almost hypnotized, and they don't fight to their regular level.

Bonnar won't be like that. I doubt he'll be trying to get cute on the outside with Anderson.

He knows it's the last throw of the dice and an incredible opportunity for him. He's a big, tough, experienced guy who is going to grit his teeth, come forward, try to impose his size on the ground, and fight his ass off until Anderson knocks him unconscious or submits him.

But then again, that's what Forrest Griffin did too.

Haggis McJackass is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #17
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

3 round main event, btw.
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #18
rekcutnevets
Black Sash
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: InYourMouth, NC
Posts: 6,552
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

I bring all these previous posts up because I don't automatically feel the same amount of threat for Bonnar. Bonnar can make this very interesting on the ground, and force a scoring nightmare.
rekcutnevets is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #19
Haggis McJackass
Semi-neutralist Overseer
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: From the Lands Down Under.
Posts: 2,594
vCash: 177
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob_Floyd View Post
3 round main event, btw.
Good.

Haggis McJackass is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #20
SugarShane_24
ESB good-looking member
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: the few, the proud, the Philippines
Posts: 4,439
vCash: 75
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Bonnar on paper looks to be overmatched.

I'm betting my money on Silva, but I'm betting paper money only.
SugarShane_24 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #21
Tko4
Left high kick
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 2,290
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

What a turd. So they get the best P4P fighter in the world, who happens to be entering the final stages of his career, and waste one of his last fights in the Octagon against an over-the-hill journeyman? Dana's trying to pack in too many PPV's, leaving the talent so stretched and thin that one injury destorys a card. Must be Jon Jones' fault...
Tko4 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:52 PM   #22
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

I'm really fine with this. Anderson wasn't even planning on fighting again this year, and it will be fun to watch him clown Bonnar, if that's how things play out. Everyone enjoyed watching the Forrest fight, mismatch or not, and Bonnar can take a lot more punishment than Forrest. If Bonnar manages to actually make it a fight, that will be fun, too. It's cool to see a huge underdog try to defy the odds.
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #23
Haggis McJackass
Semi-neutralist Overseer
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: From the Lands Down Under.
Posts: 2,594
vCash: 177
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob_Floyd View Post
I'm really fine with this. Anderson wasn't even planning on fighting again this year, and it will be fun to watch him clown Bonnar, if that's how things play out. Everyone enjoyed watching the Forrest fight, mismatch or not, and Bonnar can take a lot more punishment than Forrest. If Bonnar manages to actually make it a fight, that will be fun, too. It's cool to see a huge underdog try to defy the odds.
I think the bolded is worth remembering.

I think the same as you. Nobody kicks Bonnar's ass in two minutes, so it's fine with me if Anderson hands out another unprecedented highlight-reel beatdown.

If Anderson ends up in a real fight where he has to work hard and can't dance and clown around and look bored, that's good with me too.

If Bonnar does well and holds his own for a round or two, I'll be happy to see him cap off his career with a gutsy loss against a legend.

And if Bonnar somehow wins? If he grabs a submission or smothers Anderson for three rounds? Well, you couldn't help but enjoy an instant ATG underdog story.

Haggis McJackass is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:00 AM   #24
SugarShane_24
ESB good-looking member
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: the few, the proud, the Philippines
Posts: 4,439
vCash: 75
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

How about the scene where Bonnar does his pose while bleeding from all orifices after a win?

Do you see that on this fight?
SugarShane_24 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:04 AM   #25
Hotsauce
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,255
vCash: 500
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

ufc is done
Hotsauce is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #26
Haggis McJackass
Semi-neutralist Overseer
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: From the Lands Down Under.
Posts: 2,594
vCash: 177
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarShane_24 View Post
How about the scene where Bonnar does his pose while bleeding from all orifices after a win?
An all-time classic.

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarShane_24 View Post
Do you see that on this fight?
No.

Unless he does it to celebrate being able to walk out of the cage under his own power.

Haggis McJackass is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #27
evalistinho
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Florida, USA
Posts: 6,262
vCash: 5461
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

I thought SIlva was injured and wouldnt be able to fight till early 2013?
evalistinho is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:54 AM   #28
The Spider
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
vCash:
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by chimba View Post
If this is true MMA is in its last gasp.
Stephan Bonner sure will be.
 Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:58 AM   #29
Ne5ville14
Rationalist by default...
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,318
vCash: 500
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Did Bonnar say if he was going to retire if he lose ?
Ne5ville14 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 05:10 AM   #30
Matt Ldn
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NSW via Leeds/London
Posts: 1,940
vCash: 1885
Default Re: Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar to headline UFC 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by techks View Post
Man, that's depressing. I like Silva and all but not thrilled at all for this. Hopefully a big fight happens to help ease the pain we as fans feel(mainly the fighters who are game but their opponents aren't).

Still will watch and some expected disappointments have become entertaining fights before.
Bonnar is pretty ****ing game. Overmatched I'm sure he will be but hes more of a fighter than Sonnen.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob_Floyd View Post
I'm really fine with this. Anderson wasn't even planning on fighting again this year, and it will be fun to watch him clown Bonnar, if that's how things play out. Everyone enjoyed watching the Forrest fight, mismatch or not, and Bonnar can take a lot more punishment than Forrest. If Bonnar manages to actually make it a fight, that will be fun, too. It's cool to see a huge underdog try to defy the odds.
. its not like its taking the place of another fight. There aren't that many guys at MW I'm interested in him fighting anyway.
Matt Ldn is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013