Silva Unstoppable?

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Ultimate_fighter
3/2/08 2:34:43AM
WOW... Ko-ed Leben like nothing, goes on and beat Franklin, making it look like it was Franklin's first MMA fight, fight Lutter and shows us how good his ground game really is, fights Franklin again and takes him out within the first round then dominating the second round, fights Henderson puts him in a RNC? Come on, Silva is pound for pound the best fighter. MW's best fighter, is anyone going to be able to stop him at MW?
hippysmacker
3/2/08 2:36:35AM
No one is unstoppable, but i don't see anyone beating him at 185 anytime soon. My guess is he will move up to 205 within a year,as he has talked about it recently, and said he walks around at 213.
puppetmaster837
3/2/08 2:39:02AM
I think he is as close to unstoppable right now as you can get. There have been multiple guys in this streak that were supposed to be too strong for him and be able to out wrestle him, these guys being Marquardt and Henderson. Finished them both. Henderson has never been knocked out but he was looking pretty rocked tonight.
MikeBillotto
3/2/08 2:39:28AM

Posted by hippysmacker

No one is unstoppable, but i don't see anyone beating him at 185 anytime soon. My guess is he will move up to 205 within a year,as he has talked about it recently, and said he walks around at 213.




roger
3/2/08 2:40:27AM
if he fights george and wins i don't know who will be able to beat him , move up a weight class but if he keeps fighting like theway he has been then even that weight class will be no problem for him
Jackelope
3/2/08 2:42:27AM
I had a feeling I'd be asking myself this question after this fight was over. I picked Hendo to win, but I never once doubted Silva's ability to make me eat my words.

At 185 I still think there's one man out there he needs to face. That's Matt Lindland. Obviously he's got Okami moving up the MW ranks, so he might get a revenge bout in there, but ultimately the man I'd like to see him face is Lindland. Lindland could neutralize the reach a lot better than Hendo did, IMO.

Hendo, man.. I love you... but why did you let Silva drag you out into the center of the Octagon? I feel if Hendo had kept him against the fence and continuously taken him down he would have broken his will and been able to secure the victory. Still, a great fight.. a GREAT card, and I made bank... LOL
Pookie
3/2/08 2:45:24AM
At 185 i think he is.

He took some serious shots too, i think he could do very good at 205 as well. Rampage and him would make a good fight.
Mhunt1140
3/2/08 2:47:12AM
Yes WOW is the only word to describe it. I really thought that Hendo could/would at least test Silva. Hendo's style matched up perfectly with Silva's and still Anderson dominated the fight. He is something else and at this point is by far the best fighter in the world. The way he is dominating right now is like Royce and Matt Hughes did in their reigns and Anderson is quite possibly even better. I really can't see anyone beating him anytime soon at 185 he is just to diverse. Honestly who is even left for him to fight? Matt Lindland or Robbie Lawler, they are basically the only two left and we all know that Dana won't bring them in so it could be awhile before someone even pushes Anderson. We still do have to keep in mind that no one is unstoppable and in MMA anything can happen so we will just have to wait and see. I know I can't wait to see Anderson at 205 maybe Rampage will have some fun with him.
skatenate
3/2/08 2:49:45AM
silvas grip is just gonna tighten and tighten in this weight, he makes a joke of anyone he comes up against, and when u think he's in trouble, he can pull something out of nothing.
he brings something new to the ufc, people like it, and it works. great fight. great finish
Kisame
3/2/08 2:53:48AM
no one can beat this silva. NO ONE.
Fallen231
3/2/08 2:54:24AM
He maybe.... But I'd still like to see him fight another guy new to MMA in the middle weight division, that being Cung Le... If you've seen some of the stuff the guy can do you'd be intrigued be an all out stand up brawl, and Anderson in my opinion would want it on the ground.... Because Le fights a lot like Michida, and is hard to hit, and even if u do hit him, he keeps going... But anyways thats my take....
hippysmacker
3/2/08 3:02:23AM

Posted by Fallen231

He maybe.... But I'd still like to see him fight another guy new to MMA in the middle weight division, that being Cung Le... If you've seen some of the stuff the guy can do you'd be intrigued be an all out stand up brawl, and Anderson in my opinion would want it on the ground.... Because Le fights a lot like Michida, and is hard to hit, and even if u do hit him, he keeps going... But anyways thats my take....



that would definitely be an exciting fight to see IMO , and no disrespect to Cung Lee, but until I see his chin tested against a guy like Silva I'm not sold on his chances in MMA. I mean that in a standup sense, as I believe many doubt his prowess on the ground , or abilty to even stop the takedown against a good grappler. If I could pick any guy to fight Anderson ( standup wise) it would be Manhoef. Still , either fight would get me pumped.
Fallen231
3/2/08 3:09:44AM
I agree with u, but Cung Le would be interesting to watch in the octagon no matter who it would be against. I'd watch just because he's never part of a dull fight. Plus he's so unorthodox that it might give Anderson some problems. Not to mention if u noticed he doesn't take much damage. Another interesting match up for Anderson would be Michicida if he would ever drop down to 185... Which we all know he wont
bullettdodger
3/2/08 3:16:36AM

Posted by Fallen231

I agree with u, but Cung Le would be interesting to watch in the octagon no matter who it would be against. I'd watch just because he's never part of a dull fight. Plus he's so unorthodox that it might give Anderson some problems. Not to mention if u noticed he doesn't take much damage. Another interesting match up for Anderson would be Michicida if he would ever drop down to 185... Which we all know he wont



Isn't Cung Le fighting Frank Shamrock or am i mistaken? Also i think Machida is currently fighting out of Black House which is home to Big Nog and Anderson Silva... so i don't think we're going to see that fight for a while.
hippysmacker
3/2/08 3:20:55AM

Posted by bullettdodger


Posted by Fallen231

I agree with u, but Cung Le would be interesting to watch in the octagon no matter who it would be against. I'd watch just because he's never part of a dull fight. Plus he's so unorthodox that it might give Anderson some problems. Not to mention if u noticed he doesn't take much damage. Another interesting match up for Anderson would be Michicida if he would ever drop down to 185... Which we all know he wont



Isn't Cung Le fighting Frank Shamrock or am i mistaken? Also i think Machida is currently fighting out of Black House which is home to Big Nog and Anderson Silva... so i don't think we're going to see that fight for a while.



You are right on both counts. I wanna see just how fast Shamrock shoots
bullettdodger
3/2/08 3:26:14AM
Anyone think Black House is looking pretty stacked at the moment... Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, Big Nog, Machida, Paulo Filho... seems like the new Miletich camp
Playground_Samurai
3/2/08 3:57:43AM

Posted by Jackelope

I had a feeling I'd be asking myself this question after this fight was over. I picked Hendo to win, but I never once doubted Silva's ability to make me eat my words.

At 185 I still think there's one man out there he needs to face. That's Matt Lindland. Obviously he's got Okami moving up the MW ranks, so he might get a revenge bout in there, but ultimately the man I'd like to see him face is Lindland. Lindland could neutralize the reach a lot better than Hendo did, IMO.

Hendo, man.. I love you... but why did you let Silva drag you out into the center of the Octagon? I feel if Hendo had kept him against the fence and continuously taken him down he would have broken his will and been able to secure the victory. Still, a great fight.. a GREAT card, and I made bank... LOL



Completely agree. Dan did great in the first round by utilizing the strongest part of his game. IMO, he should've came out in the second and picked up where he left off in the first. Go in, work the clinche, and eventually get the takedown and work from there.

Don't get me wrong, Dan Henderson can stand and bang with the best of them, but I think that Anderson is just an amazing striker and is a notch above everybody. He made the mistake of trying to trade with Silva, got caught with a couple good shots, and was taken out of his element.

I also agree about Lindland. I'm about 100% positive that he would never try and test Silva's stand-up, and is just as good or maybe even better than Hendo when the fight goes to the ground. Not saying Lindland could beat Silva, but it'd be an interesting match-up.
keith-hackney1
3/2/08 6:04:48AM
I think theres only one guy in the lhw division that could really test, or as i believe beat anderson silva and thats machida. would be good to see them fight.

Did anyone pick hendo to win ????
SmileR
3/2/08 8:08:24AM
I can't see anyone beating him at MW for a while.
I'd rather see GSP and him at a catch weight for P4P king than him moving up to LHW.
He's as near to unstoppable at MW as you can get though.
A awesome fighter man!
I was sure pissed he beat Hendo last night though!
I thought for sure Hendo had it in the bag going in!
Gipper
3/2/08 8:14:11AM
good for him. he's a class act and one of the greatest ever.
puppetmaster837
3/2/08 9:21:13AM

Posted by bullettdodger

Anyone think Black House is looking pretty stacked at the moment... Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, Big Nog, Machida, Paulo Filho... seems like the new Miletich camp

I thought that Filho went to Team Link?
MALICE
3/2/08 11:08:00AM
I will start out by saying. WOW!! Silva is very very impressive. Looks like Okami will probably be next.

J/K
Possible opponents that might beat Silva.

Lesnar. I believe his strength would be too much for Silva.
Fedor. Some say the best fighter ever, and he doesn't mind fighting MW's.
J/K

And one more reminder. The Lesnar and Fedor lines were jokes.
loonytnt
3/2/08 12:19:00PM
silva=great imo but unstoppable never, theirs going to be a mw that will beat him but i see a run that hughes had with the belt, i hope his means dana is going to bring some more MW to the ufc
Tailgunner
3/2/08 1:07:41PM

Posted by keith-hackney1

Did anyone pick hendo to win ????



Yeah I had Silva as my pick until yesterday and like a dumb ass I changed it to Hendo......My brother convinced me that hendo would take it.

I'll never bet against Silva again, and always stick with my first choice.

Silva is damn good.
zephead
3/2/08 7:45:22PM
I don't see anyone beating him. He just destroys people.
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