That's what my cousin and I were speculating about - that given how Silva beat Sonnen last time with a sub from guard, maybe his team wanted him to bait the takedown early on so that he could try and catch Sonnen early on before he got slippery with sweat. Given how Silva was able to stuff Sonnen's takedown attempts in the second round, it didn't even look as if he tried to avoid that one in the first. Oh, and if Sonnen ever claims to be the best fighter in the world and that he has been the best for a long time, someone should remind him that not only does he have three unavenged losses to Jeremy Horn (3? WTF?), but that he had Silva in mount for 52 seconds and didn't even try to posture up to GNP nor try for a sub.
Originally Posted by Dr. Sleepless
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Mushi mo atsui hodo
Originally Posted by chuey
...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but
Three rights make a left.
Calm down killer and read my post again. Thigh to face. Knee to chest. I fully concur with the rest of your statement.
Originally Posted by Zerstörer90
You are right, I do get pissed off, because most people on these forums talk out of their ass (that's not really a surprise), but it gets old with medical stuff, the same way it gets old when people bring up wing chun vs MMA, or other such stuff we see on here all the time.
Originally Posted by It is Fake
I didn't even need university access to post those references--the abstracts are all available for free. People just get lazy.
What I really don't like lately is the "all performance enhancing drugs should just be allowed" attitude. Besides sportsmanship, there is a reason some of this stuff is highly regulated, like EPO. A lot of these drugs are only studied for very specific conditions, and while they can give you a performance edge, the side effects are generally either 1) bad, or 2) unknown. In the case of #2, time and time again, we see 20 years down the line that most things are worse than predicted, not less so.
Define "good steroid use." A one week course to help heal an injury? Dicking with natural hormones is generally not a great idea. Even birth control (female hormones) has side effects. It's just that the benefits significantly outweigh the harms by most peoples' calculations.
Originally Posted by Gezere
The look on chael's face says:
Originally Posted by EmperorCesar
Originally Posted by Chael Sonnen
and yet the look in his eyes says "I'm a Republican Senator"
Did anybody ever see that video of some Brazilian dude calling Chael a "hepublican"?
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I've re-watched the rematch repeatedly, and Chael, to my perception landed good shots twice in the entire fight. He was stuck in half-guard for most of the 1st, and didn't posture up but twice. When he got mount, he didn't do anything with it. Taps and slaps, with a few somewhat-marginal-but-decent body shot mixed in.
There was some forearm grinding, but everyone knows Anderson Silva's skin is an Admantium Weave, and doesn't cut like normal men's.
The 2nd round was a schooling. Chael was stiff, and a little gassed, and Anderson was giving him a very quick clinic on how to frustrate a functionally-one-dimensional wrestler.
Chael's failed spinning backfist attempt wasn't as notable IMO, as Anderson's Matrix dodge of it, and subsequent brilliant GNP.
Anderson is the absolute tops, if people want to see skill at combat sports. Find Badr Hari if you just want striking...otherwise, Anderson is the man.
He is a genius with his timing/spacial-awareness.