Posted by BlueSkiesBurn
I can't believe that someone said Shogun was better a Muay Thai...you're kidding right? I would take Anderson 10 out of 10 times in this fight. Also, who the hell has Shogun beat that makes his list more impressive than Anderson's? Coleman and Liddell? Yes, I am aware that he beat Lyoto last night but prior to that I'd definitely have to give the list to Anderson.
Ill take this challenge.
The Muay Thai assertion - Anderson Silva may be the better striker overall, but as far as the fundamentals of Muay Thai are concerned, Shogun is a more complete fighter. His kicks are stronger, and are used in a more effective way to set up combo's than anderson's.
Anderson has the better power in his hands, and moves very well, complimenting his natural build and reach while simultaneously shrouding a glaring defensive hole anderson posseses. Anderson doesnt block punches nearly as much as he should, instead choosing to slip or move away. I mean, he has the skill to pull it off, but eventually someone as equally skilled a striker as you if going to hand you your ass if you dont fix it.
Who has Shogun beat that makes his list more impressive than andersons -
Anderson has defeated
Rich Franklin(2x), Marquardt, Dan Henderson, Demian Maia & Forrest Griffin as far as top level competition is concerned.
Some names that dont mean nearly as much Include: Chris Leben, James Irvin, Thales Leites, Patrick Cote, & Travis Lutter.
Shogun has defeated
Rampage Jackson , Lil Nog, Alistair Overeem(2x), Ricardo Arona, & Lyoto Machida(2x) as far as top level competition is concerned.
Some Names that dont mean nearly as much include: Kevin Randleman, Chuck Liddell, Kazuhiro Nakamura, and Mark Coleman.
Anderson arguably has beat the harder level of competition that "doesnt mean nearly as much", However in regards to top competition, Shogun without a doubt has beat the better fighters, in a better weight class, just as impressively.