Anderson Silva vs. Chris Leben
06-29-2006 03:35 PM
Yeah, it was a clear victory. Rashad could be pretty dam good if he could attack better from top position. He had Bonnar extremely frustrated. Oh, and Rodja I think Marquardt may get thrown into the mix postponing the inevitable Silva/Franklin match-up. As long as Silva or Franklin are on the card I'm happy. BTW who would you take in a Silva/Franklin match-up?
Originally Posted by Apowerz6
06-29-2006 03:41 PM
Running with the Big Boys
Between Franklin and Silva, I would give a slight edge to Silva based on his overwhelming Muay Thai. There aren't any other fighters like him in the UFC and I don't think that Franklin has faced a striker of his caliber.
Originally Posted by Alexander
06-29-2006 08:52 PM
Avant's #1 Stunna'
Franklin has a serious problem now in Silva.
06-29-2006 11:05 PM
I could be wrong but I don't think Franklin will have that much of a problem with him.
06-30-2006 09:21 AM
Yeah, but you also implied that Leben/Silva was a toss up, when Silva was a clear huge favorite. Franklin may be able to pull off a win, but it will be his biggest challenge in the UFC so far. Anderson's stand-up is incredible and his ground is improving quickly. It could really go either way, if I had to pick I'd go with Franklin due to his size advantage, which should allow him to control on the ground.
07-03-2006 02:03 PM
Yeah ur right. I think on this one I’m going to just say I hope the fight happens I bet it will be a good one
07-03-2006 03:12 PM
dead sexy wino
You can certainly see the difference between a true experienced MMA fighter and an "up and coming" fighter when they are put side by side (think Franklin/Quarry). Leben had his ass handed to him in a handbag.
Evans fights are sooooooo boring. I had to fast forward that one.
The Cummo fight was a good one. It's funny that the nerd who can't see turned out to be such a good fighter. I can't wait to see some of these newbies get polished up a bit.
As for Franklin/Silva......anything can happen at this level. You just have to wait and see. One wrong move can change the whole course of the fight.....that is what I find to be the attraction of MMA fighting. It's so unpredictable.
07-03-2006 03:16 PM
All of those matchups will be good. Strikers like Loiseau and Swick will be entertaining matchups.
Originally Posted by Rogue Drone
07-07-2006 11:34 PM
Holy crap...I just watched this fight and Leben got KNTFO!
Originally Posted by MarcusG
And I agree competely with the statement above. Silva would make a great match against a striker, but I don't think he's proved himself on the ground. I haven't seen him in a while though, so I could be wrong.
07-08-2006 12:34 AM
I don't remember who it was against, maybe Ryo Chonan [sp?], but I saw Silva in a Pride match from 2004 or 2005, and his ground game was pretty solid. He did end up losing, but he definitely held his own on the ground.
Originally Posted by stxnas
07-08-2006 04:32 PM
07-08-2006 06:34 PM
It was against Chonan, and Chonan caught Silva in an amazing heel hook.
Originally Posted by Beowulf
Sivla is skilled on the ground but striking is definitely his strength
07-08-2006 07:10 PM
Chonan's finish was sick in that fight. I just returned it to Netflix : I'd like to see it again.
07-08-2006 07:39 PM
Rogue, I'm still having issues with my media players. I'll PM you over there.
07-11-2006 08:16 AM
I just watched the Silva/Leben fight. I can't believe how much **** Leben was talking. His record does not speak highly of his previous competition; I think it said he was 15-1. Silva was outstanding.
Leben is lucky Silva kept thinking Big John was gonna stop it. The first time Leben went down, Silva paused before continuing. Then, after the big knee that ended it, he didn't dive on top and start pounding a la Crocop. Leben is lucky the beating wasn't worse.
07-11-2006 10:32 AM
You have been watching a lot of MMA lately! Shouldn't you be grading some papers or something? LOL.
Originally Posted by Beowulf
07-11-2006 11:56 AM
Summertime, bro. Nothing to do but watch technically sophisticated violence
Seriously though, I DVR everything that comes on Spike (as of the last month), and I get MMA DVDs from Netflix. I only watch them while doing cardio, and I do 30-75 min. just about every day. 60min of cardio is so easy while watching Fedor, Crocop, Silva, etc. The fights keep you hyped up so the cardio never gets tedious.
My wife is becoming a bit concerned, though
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