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UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva defends his title in August when the UFC returns to his home country of Brazil for the first time since the late 90's as he takes on Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC: Rio.

Silva has faced Okami one time before, losing to the Japanese fighter in Hawaii via a disqualification, and will look to avenge that loss in the process of defending the strap.

Silva talked about Okami this week and gave his thoughts on his decision to align himself with Chael Sonnen and company prior to the contest to prepare:

“You have to find the best people to train with, and I think [Okami] chose wrong,” Silva said.






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Post #1   5/31/11 3:52:38PM   

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I mean he picked a good wrestling/ground and pound trainer.
But overall Sonnen is a scum bag....so i wouldn't train with him.
Maybe thats what Silva meant by a bad pick.

Post #2   5/31/11 4:16:18PM   

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Sonnen really rubbed Silva the wrong way with the Nogueira brother comments.

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Sonnen's insights on Silva will allow Okami to have a legitimate chance. Okami is a strong middle weight and if he can learn to translate that strength into take downs and follow it up with ground and pounds with the help of Sonnen, he should be able to give Anderson a run for his money.

Anderson has looked the same over the years while Okami has improved tremendously in the stand up and in the grappling/wrestling.

I am glad Okami is finally getting his long awaited title shot. I am pulling for Okami for an upset. Here's to wishful thinking.

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Mr. Anderson is scared
Okami has great wrestling already, he could learn a few things from sonnen.


.........like.....posture up!

Okami wins!

Post #5   5/31/11 6:12:48PM   

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Posted by KungFuMaster

Sonnen's insights on Silva will allow Okami to have a legitimate chance. Okami is a strong middle weight and if he can learn to translate that strength into take downs and follow it up with ground and pounds with the help of Sonnen, he should be able to give Anderson a run for his money.

Anderson has looked the same over the years while Okami has improved tremendously in the stand up and in the grappling/wrestling.

I am glad Okami is finally getting his long awaited title shot. I am pulling for Okami for an upset. Here's to wishful thinking.



Anderson has NOT looked the same. He evolves more from fight to fight than anyone other than GSP. He's always adding new tools and tricks and they come out in his performances. Watch one anderson fight then watch his very next. I guarantee you will see a technique in the second that wasn't in the first, or anyother fight for that matter.

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Okami also worked with Sonnen to prepare for a fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 90 before a hand injury forced him to pull out of the fight.

Post #7   5/31/11 6:39:38PM   

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T-Minus _ days until Okami destroys Anderson

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Why wouldn't you want to work with the only guy to make Anderson look human inside the octagon.



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Posted by BeeR

Mr. Anderson is scared
Okami has great wrestling already, he could learn a few things from sonnen.


.........like.....posture up!

Okami wins!




have you not seen the 1st fight? okami couldn't do anything then. he isn't this time either. okami has been training with sonnen sense he lost to sonnen. okami will be KOed in the 1st

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Posted by KungFuMaster

Sonnen's insights on Silva will allow Okami to have a legitimate chance. Okami is a strong middle weight and if he can learn to translate that strength into take downs and follow it up with ground and pounds with the help of Sonnen, he should be able to give Anderson a run for his money.

Anderson has looked the same over the years while Okami has improved tremendously in the stand up and in the grappling/wrestling.

I am glad Okami is finally getting his long awaited title shot. I am pulling for Okami for an upset. Here's to wishful thinking.



Anderson has NOT looked the same. He evolves more from fight to fight than anyone other than GSP. He's always adding new tools and tricks and they come out in his performances. Watch one anderson fight then watch his very next. I guarantee you will see a technique in the second that wasn't in the first, or anyother fight for that matter.



adding a new kick or two over the past few years doesnt mean he has evolved. he is still a dominant striker with mediocre TDD and an overrated guard

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Mr. Anderson is scared
Okami has great wrestling already, he could learn a few things from sonnen.


.........like.....posture up!

Okami wins!




have you not seen the 1st fight? okami couldn't do anything then. he isn't this time either. okami has been training with sonnen sense he lost to sonnen. okami will be KOed in the 1st



he was soundly outstruck, but Okamis striking in that fight looked very basic. since then his striking is so much better and should be able to use his hands to set up his TDs much more effectively. Okami wasnt given a chance to do anything in that fight when Silva deliberately used an illegal kick

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Posted by BeeR

Mr. Anderson is scared
Okami has great wrestling already, he could learn a few things from sonnen.


.........like.....posture up!

Okami wins!




have you not seen the 1st fight? okami couldn't do anything then. he isn't this time either. okami has been training with sonnen sense he lost to sonnen. okami will be KOed in the 1st



The first fight has no relevance.....Okami by complete, utter destruction

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Anderson has NOT looked the same. He evolves more from fight to fight than anyone other than GSP. He's always adding new tools and tricks and they come out in his performances. Watch one anderson fight then watch his very next. I guarantee you will see a technique in the second that wasn't in the first, or anyother fight for that matter.



Anderson has not evolved as a fighter. He is still the same fighter but with a few added tools as you have mentioned which in no way qualifies him as an evolved fighter.

Okami, on the other hand, has evolved and changed some things to accommodate the competition of today. His striking has improved tremendously. His wrestling is developing as we speak. He has evolved since his last meeting with Silva while Silva pretty much looks the same.



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Anderson has not evolved + Okami has evolved = Okami win

I'd like to see how many of you guy's calling an Okami win actually put some money on it. You'd get great odds guy's, what ya waiting for?

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