MMA Tow rumors going around this morning regarding Anderson Silvas next opponent

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  1. kopetzki

    kopetzki Banned

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    Two rumors going around this morning regarding Anderson Silvas next opponent

    either Griffin or Jardine
     
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  2. Searcher

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    Would love to see Forest get a hold of him......
     
  3. speedy

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    Isn't Forrest tied up until UFC 101? If they were to fight, we'd have to wait til the end of the year to see Silva in action again. Gay
     
  4. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    I am convinced that Joe Silva hates Keith Jardine. Thiago Silva would have been a fun exciting and easy match up for him.
     
  5. kopetzki

    kopetzki Banned

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    something about thiago being injured
     
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    I wouldnt mind seeing either. I will say that the Forest fight is more interesting though.
     
  7. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Fight someone at 185 please.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    what about maia :sad2:
     
  9. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Who?
     
  10. Gogoplata

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    Okami
    Maia
    Bisping
    Hendo
    Marquardt

    Any of them would be fine.
     
  11. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    ...&.

    even... and I hate to say it. I'd rather see Cote get a rematch before I watch Anderson go after players in a division he has no intentions of getting the belt in.
     
  12. Mang

    Mang HUHH?

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    okami
     
  13. Helios

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    :rofl: werd


    Why? racking up belt defenses is great and all, but it's no fun watching such a high caliber fighter in there with guys who pose no real challenge.
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Demian Maia poses no real challenge?
    Anderson loves to clinch. Demian's takedowns from clinch are fantastic. Demian has the ground game that Anderson has on his feet.
    Okami has a good chin, good takedowns, and hiroshima infused retard strength.

    If he doesnt want to defend his belt, or Silva doesnt want him fighting at 185 then they should relinquish the belt. Moving up or down for a superfight is one thing. Moving up for a pointless fight is just a waste.
     
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    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been heavily criticized for his most recent performances, lackluster affairs against Patrick Cote and Thales Leites. He and his camp have become vocal about wanting bigger challenges.

    It appears that his boss has been listening. UFC president Dana White on Tuesday informed Yahoo! Sports that the champion will take part in the co-main event of UFC 101 when the promotion lands in Philadelphia on Aug. 2. His opponent will be inaugural Ultimate Fighter winner and former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

    “Forrest loved the idea and said he’d do it right away, and Anderson told me he would fight anyone I wanted him to fight, no matter who it is,” White told Yahoo! Sports. “So we got the deal.”

    The fight fits right in with desires of Silva and his camp.

    "I just think Anderson wants to be involved with the biggest fights possible and the biggest fights that the UFC can put together. If it's at 205, 185 or if it's at some catchweight, it doesn't make a difference," Silva's manager Ed Soares told MMAWeekly.com recently. "He's got four fights left on his contract and he wants to make them the biggest fights possible. He wants to leave a legacy behind."

    With the recent criticism of Silva putting a damper on his draw as a headliner, the bout with Griffin will give him a chance to win back fans and headline pay-per-view fight cards. UFC 101, however, will be headlined by lightweight champion B.J. Penn's title defense against No. 1 contender Kenny Florian.

    Griffin had initially expected to face Thiago Silva at UFC 101, but the bout with Anderson Silva is obviously a higher profile opportunity. It is unclear what will happen with Thiago Silva at this point, as he has recently been training for the Griffin bout.
     
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    Where did I say that? I was talking about Cote.

    meh
    Minus the DQ up-kick, I don't see that fight going much differently than last time.

    Waste for who? He can defend his belt and still fight at LHW for more challenges.
     
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    facepalm
     
  18. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Wait what? Cote was a real challenge he was doing well in there, who knows what would have happened in those later rounds. I don't think people give that guy enough credit he must be a boring fighter to watch because what he was doing was technically sound. He was using a lot of head movement, more than he's shown in the past which if anyone has ever sparred/fought would know makes a big difference for someone like Anderson who likes to pick his shots. He was also loading up that powerhand the whole fight and who knows what would happened if Silva ate one. I think it sucks he blew his knee out and I for one would love to see that happen before Silva retires, but I doubt it will.
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    never thought id be cheering for griffin in a fight
     
  21. yawgmoth

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    I will be shipping up to boston for this one myself.
     
  22. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    The fuck....
     
  23. chungalunga

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    the fight is in philly
     
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    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    That's the song Forrest comes out to
     
  25. 4bangin

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    With only 4 fights left, there are 4 others I would much rather see him fight than a rematch with Cote.
     

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