Posted by richieb19
Anderson Silva has always had great standup in MMA, but it's ridiculous that he suddenly gets credit for it since he's been in the UFC. No one cared less about him when he was hitting Newton with a flying knee or Fryklund with a upward elbow, but now that he's gotten exposure to the "true fans" he's become an instant god. Cung Le has better standup than Anderson, along with a looooooong list of fighters to have graced MMA with striking abilities.
Why is it ridiculous? His earlier fights are hardly well publicised apart from when get got subbed with that flying heel hook. Its pretty obvious that the more he gets exposed the more people are going to say hes got good stand up, simply becouse more people are able to see his fights now. Ill be the first to admit the only fights id seen of him before he joined the ufc where against murray, newton, chonan and rivera. Its not that i wasnt giving him credit back then, it was just i hadnt seen enough of his fights to realise how good it was.