Travis Lutter: "I can beat Anderson Silva."

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wolfgarnaud
11/2/07 5:08:29PM
Travis Lutter recently sat down with fighthype.com for an interview. Below is an interesting excerpt:
Lutter On Anderson Silva:

I really think I can beat Anderson Silva. I made a mistake during the fight and as far as the weight cut. I don't want to take anything away from Anderson's win. I made a mistake in the fight and got caught and I don't think I would make it again. I'd like to fight him again. I think I could take him down and impose my game the way I was. I'd really like to get another shot at Anderson. I think stylistically, I match up a lot better than most of the middleweights in the world with him.

http://www.mmafightline.com/news/2007/112/ufc_307112.shtml

youknowit
11/2/07 5:14:00PM
I think he can. 100 percent
wrona666
11/2/07 5:16:57PM
I think stylisticly he does match up good with Silva, but i dont see him winning that fight...........but anything is possible...........
fullfighting
11/2/07 5:24:31PM
Lutter showed his style in the first fight and he got his ass kicked by a much better fighter. Its easy to sit in an interview and say yeah i think I can beat Anderson. The bottom line is you were given the opportunity to beat Silva and you didn't make weight and then you got dominated in the ring. Now you just want to be given another title shot. NO, you have to win a couple of fights against good fighters and work your way back up to Silva. Also, Lutter isn't a big draw and he's a little boring.
tuvok500
11/2/07 5:26:51PM
Franklin was telling the same thing before his second fight against Silva !!

he made a mistake in the first fight and he was thinking that it was going to be able to beat Silva and bla bla bla !!!

the result was almost a copy and paste of the first fight !!

NME
11/2/07 5:28:01PM
He's the fighter that's come closest to doing so this year. Of course, ultimately Lutter was beaten at his own game, which is Anderson's "weakness."

But no, you see, Lutter cannot beat Silva. Not because Lutter lacks skill, but because he cannot make weight. Thus, he is mired in the Ryan Jensen sweepstakes for the foreseeable future.
wolfgarnaud
11/2/07 5:50:56PM
i really dont see it happening,
but uhm....
did he lost the opportunity to fight Silva for the second time?
wapttn
11/2/07 6:33:10PM
Just because you think you can beat the champ, or think that you matchup well stylistically doesnt mean that you should be given the opportunity. The champ is the champ because he's beaten everyone on his way up to the top, and is beating those who have done the same. You have to earn that opprotunity. Unless they have another TUF 'comeback', lutter will never make it that far
low-blow
11/2/07 6:34:44PM
Travis did do a better job on silva than anyone in the ufc, but I think silva would beat him again he looks better and better every fight.
jae_1833
11/2/07 6:43:46PM
Lutter is just trying to get people to pay him some attention by talking some smack. He definately needs a couple (3 finishes) wins before the chance comes again.
SpiderSilva
11/2/07 6:46:25PM
Lets see he made a mistake and got caught well isnt that what happens when you get Tapped or Ko'ed you get caught well thats what happened to him he got caught and he may never get a shot again.

He sill lost....... oh yeah even if he did win Silva would still be the Champ
Shawn17
11/2/07 6:57:15PM
lutter was doing very well against silva, i think if he learns how to cut weight correctly hes got a real good chance.
rcg916
11/2/07 7:12:54PM
He had his chance, but didnt take it seriously. Now he wants another chance?

Pathetic.
MALICE
11/2/07 8:00:25PM
Lutter hasn't fought since his fight with Silva. If he wants a rematch, why doesn't he get back in the ring and fight? He needs to prove he is worthy, by beating some top opponents. And after his last showing, he has quite a few fights ahead of him before he will get his chance. If he can prove he deserves it, I would be happy to watch him fight Silva again. Lutter was doing a decent job on the ground. Even mounted. But then it looked like he pussed out, and got submitted. Earn it.
NatedawgThaM
11/2/07 8:59:13PM
No way...Anderson is a monster and TOO BEASTLY!!!!

He would pick him apart on the feet and no way Lutter keeps him down since Anderson has been improving SO much...I don't give him a chance!

Maybe in a food eating contest!!!
McBee
11/2/07 10:25:23PM
Even if he could, fa chance Dana would never offer it again in a million years, g dominate EliteXC and maybve Dana will ask you to fight as a gatekeeper. Did I mention Anderson Silva would beat him every time. Lutter could not even finish Sell.
loonytnt
11/2/07 10:33:41PM
lol you dont say you can beat someone when they beat you bad
Ordep
11/3/07 1:44:32AM
everybody gets caught when losing so I don't see where he's trying to go with that.
jomatty
11/3/07 3:42:48AM
i think he is confused when he says anderson looked concerned. there is a big difference between being concerned and being pissed about your opponent not making weight and turning your title fight into a nothing fight. thats why he was all business. lutter is the type of fighter that may be able to beat anderson but i sure dont think he is the fighter who will do it and it is very unlikely that dana will give him another chance after not making weight.
Sam_Rothstein
11/3/07 7:02:05AM
He doesnt deserve another shot

He couldnt even make weight for the first title fight, He must be high if he thinks Dana would even consider giving lutter another shot at the title

Dana hates people who can't make weight, let alone for a title fight. He'd be lucky if Dana lets him finish his contract.
jgtribbett
11/3/07 10:18:53AM
i dont thin lutter can beat him because he isnt as good as silva... no way... and thaqt is just the bottom line
aznteabagger
11/3/07 12:25:17PM

Posted by fullfighting

Lutter showed his style in the first fight and he got his ass kicked by a much better fighter. Its easy to sit in an interview and say yeah i think I can beat Anderson. The bottom line is you were given the opportunity to beat Silva and you didn't make weight and then you got dominated in the ring. Now you just want to be given another title shot. NO, you have to win a couple of fights against good fighters and work your way back up to Silva. Also, Lutter isn't a big draw and he's a little boring.



lutter fought when he was dehydrated
gspgnp
11/3/07 12:45:56PM
Travis is 100% right. He can beat silva. I know that when they fought silva won, and impressively might I add. But the fact is he was very close to finishing silva in the first round and has come closer than any other fighter in the UFC has thus far. It's too bad he blew his chance with the weight thing. Also he won't get another shot unless he puts up an impressive string of victories because like most things in life, close only counts in curling and horseshoes!
tepid55
11/3/07 1:38:06PM
If he's in shape, Lutter can beat Silva with his great ground control.
tuvok500
11/3/07 2:07:31PM
they just have to put Travis Lutter against Nate Marquardt and the winner will have the right to be destroy against Silva !!

and the fact that Lutter was not in shape or bla bla bla is ridiculous,
Silva was fighting with injuree on both knees and he did not cry for that !!!



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