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Old 09-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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I hope not. This guy is a monster and could end up leaving a legacy at middleweight that will be real tough for the next greats to surpass.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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I hope that somehow someway that he gets to fight Roy Jones Jr before its all over with. Roy would box his head in!
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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I hope that somehow someway that he gets to fight Roy Jones Jr before its all over with. Roy would box his head in!
Roy might win a boxing match.

Silva would KILL him in an MMA event.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #5
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He hasn't even taken any damage lately, and asked to fight more often. I can't possibly see why he'd want to retire from MMA, unless it's to venture into boxing. Let me say, going into boxing would be ridiculously stupid. He goes from a top guy in MMA to a journeyman at best in boxing.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #6
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Roy might win a boxing match.

Silva would KILL him in an MMA event.
Even an aging Roy would KILL Silva in a boxing match. Same way Silva would KILL him in MMA. They're two different sports. Silva's punching style is not at all suited to boxing.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:05 PM   #7
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He hasn't even taken any damage lately, and asked to fight more often. I can't possibly see why he'd want to retire from MMA, unless it's to venture into boxing. Let me say, going into boxing would be ridiculously stupid. He goes from a top guy in MMA to a journeyman at best in boxing.
Yea sounds contradictory, wants to fight more then wants to retire? i think he is basically telling Dana give me big fights or else. which is great it's good to see guys want to fight regulary. He trains for 3 months for a fight and never get's past the second round and rarely get's hit. I could see why he feels he needs more.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:17 PM   #8
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Its weird because everytime he gets interviewd after a fight..he leaves an impression that he is still very motivated and still learning some new things
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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Yea sounds contradictory, wants to fight more then wants to retire? i think he is basically telling Dana give me big fights or else. which is great it's good to see guys want to fight regulary. He trains for 3 months for a fight and never get's past the second round and rarely get's hit. I could see why he feels he needs more.
Thats a good point actually. When you think about it, none of his fights have gone to decision and he hasnt taken any damage in any of his fights. Hes one of those guys that can fight 5-6 times a year.

I wouldnt mind seeing him box though. He would most likely have to fight at cruiser which would be absolutely scary for a guy like Silva. Those guys would splatter him all over the ring. Cunningham, Adamek, Ding a Ling would crush him. LOL.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:11 PM   #10
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Not gonna happen. Fighters always talk about retiring. As long as he keeps winning and the UFC keeps paying him - Anderson Silva will keep fighting.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:31 AM   #11
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Roy might win a boxing match.

Silva would KILL him in an MMA event.
MIGHT win?

RJJ would absolutely embarass Silva in a boxing match. It wouldnt even be competitive. People need to use their head. Silva has never fought guys as skilled with their hands as good to elite boxers are. Watch Silva spar against Big Nog, watch his 2nd boxing fight in 2005. He looked awful, awkward with poor footwork, telegraphed punches and mediocre defense. He even got tagged by the tomato can he fought. You look at MMA fighters sparring against pro boxers the difference is evident as it should be. Hieron/Byrd, Arlovski/Oquendo for example. The reason why they did so poorly and looked outmatched is because the stuff that the boxers are throwing at them is something they have never seen in their life. Silva would get absolutely murdered.

The fact that you have to bring up the fact he would win in MMA just shows how insecure you are. RJJ never challenged Silva, Silva challenged RJJ therefore MMA shouldnt even be part of the discussion.

And RJJ at 40 has a much better shot at beating Silva in MMA than the other way around. Although they both are huge underdogs in both.

So please stop with the MIGHT nonsense. Silva would DEFINITELY get slaughtered in boxing. When RJJ, a boxer who has taken alot of criticism for not fighting the best is willing to fight you IMMEDIATELY after Silva called him out you know RJJ knows it would be a cakewalk. In fact, RJJ and his team were trying to setup the fight immediately. Its no coincidence. It would be one of RJJ's easiest paydays of his life.

And this is taking nothing away from Silva who is a fantastic MMA fighter but in terms of boxing and muay thai in its purest form, there are plenty of fighters WAY better than him.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:32 AM   #12
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RJJ would absolutely embarass Silva in a boxing match. It wouldnt even be competitive.
You're right. I'm glad Dana White never let that fight happen.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:32 AM   #13
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Seems strange. Anderson has always said he wants to fight as much as possible. Maybe it's a way to bait the UFC into paying him more. Who knows? But we'll all find out.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:19 AM   #14
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Roy might win a boxing match.

Silva would KILL him in an MMA event.
to say rjj MIGHT beat silva in a boxing match is the same as saying roy will grab anderson in a clinch and knock him out with muay thai knees

silva couldnt beat any top 75 ranked lhw

posssibly way more
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:35 AM   #15
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silva couldnt beat any top 75 ranked lhw

posssibly way more
Right now, probably not. But if he were to only focus on Boxing, then yes.
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