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Sherdog.com recently caught up with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to collect his thoughts on a second win over Rich Franklin , the No. 1 pound-for-pound ranking and the future of the 185-pound division, which The Spider has undoubtedly claimed as his own.

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Post #1   11/6/07 6:48:04AM   

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He's always classy. If he continues to work on his English, he would be a great ambassador for MMA in the US.

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Posted by Manfred

He's always classy. If he continues to work on his English, he would be a great ambassador for MMA in the US.



I agree completely. He seems to be very humble as well.

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Post #3   11/6/07 10:49:00AM   

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yeah very respectful guy and one of my favorites

Post #4   11/6/07 2:19:00PM   

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97 kgs = 213 lbs.

Is it just me, or is that unbelievable that Anderson Silva normally weighs that much? That's a HUGE weight cut for one, and for two he doesn't look to be near that big. I'm impressed!! That's 30+ lbs of weight cut

Post #5   11/6/07 3:54:46PM   

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who doesnt like this guy?i mean he is very nice,humble and respectful.He is defintley the best middleweight fighter in the world and in my eyes the best pound for pound fighter in the world.

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He has many similarities with Fedor:

- Confident, but not cocky
- Doesn't talk trash
- Respectful of opponents, before and after the fight
- Trains his ass off
- Comfortable and skilled anywhere the fight goes

Fedor has better game-planning (one of the best IMO) and Anderson has a bad ass stare-down at the weigh-ins.

EDIT: How funny would it be if he really talks sh#t and bad mouths everyone and it's just his translator who cleans it up for him??

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I agree and I have made the comparison myself many-a-times that he is much like Fedor. Except obviously his striking dominates the MMA world, whereas Fedor's GnP and submissions do.

Edit- That would be fricken hilarious and I've also thought that same thing, haha. Maybe he should be getting paid as his translator and as his publicist

Post #8   11/6/07 5:51:13PM