5/17/2008 1:56am, #1
Cung Le: "I would love to face Anderson Silva"
Taken from this news story off a thread of the same name on Sherdog: http://mmayou.com/news-and-exclusive...anderson-silva
Well he's not challenging him, which is smart, but respect to Cung for being a warrior and being willing to fight the best. Stupid fucking nuthuggers will jump all over this about how Cung will be UFC Middleweight champ soon though.
Ok, here's the end-all analysis, no more needs to be said, this is it.
Cung's got better kick variety and accuracy, and way better wrestling and throws. Silva has better boxing accuracy and power, better kick power, better knees from the clinch, and WAY better BJJ.
-> Standup goes to Silva. No matter how many kicks Le hits him with, the Spider's power and accuracy will be too much in just a few shots.
-> Clinch actually goes to Le because of his wrestling. He won't let Silva overpower him like Franklin did, Cung knows how to get his hips close and execute a throw to avoid the knees. Takedown defense has always been the biggest weakness in Silva's game as well.
-> Ground goes all to Silva. If he's on the bottom from a Le takedown, he'll get a triangle easy. If he's on top from knocking Cung down, he'll pass the guard easily and work whatever he wants from there. Wrestlers don't like being on their backs.
The only way Le wins this fight is by alternately keeping Silva out of boxing range with his sidekick (a tall order with Silva's reach) and sneaking in the occasional power roundhouse, then when in close clinching and immediately throwing Silva while not ending up on the ground, or at least in better position than guard. If he can keep that impossible juggling act up for 3 rounds, he could win a UD.
Entertaining fight for a round and a half, then Silva by murderdeathkill.
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5/17/2008 4:22am, #2
Ground-Silva, Silva, Silva
Cung Le is a ******.
5/17/2008 4:28am, #3
It would make for a very entertaining fight but Silva is just on another level. But I think there is enough interest in the match up for it to be a future possibility after a few more cung wins.
5/17/2008 7:15am, #4
You guys have absolutely no clue what you are talking about when you talk like Silva is going to smoke Cung Le standing. Lets put this into perspective here. Cung Le was the most dominating San Shou champion in the world before joining MMA. He was the best. Silva was a C-Level Muay Thai fighter, and thats being generous. He fought in Muay Thai mainly in Brazil, being a good Muay Thai fighter in Brazil is like being a good beach volley ball player in Iceland. He fought MMA fighter Pele twice under Muay Thai rules and both times he got destroyed.
In MMA Anderson Silva was outstruck by Ryo Chonan, who basically leg kicked him at will for two rounds before grabbing a hold of the weakened leg and submitting him. The new Silva in the UFC has without a doubt looked impressive and is probably the Nr. 1 ranked MMA fighter in the world at the moment. He has destroyed everyone he has stood up with, but the guys he has fought have hardly been on the same level as Cung Le in standup fighting. We have Mr. windmill puncher Leben, some wrestlers and grapplers and Rich Franklin, who is hardly on Cung´s level as a striker and Silva never really significantly outboxed or kicked him from striking range in either fight. It was from the clinch that we saw the real destruction take place.
Silva does NOT have better standup than Cung Le. This fight is a bad matchup for him because Cung is a guy who will likely outstrike him and also has much better wrestling so its not like Silva would throw him to ground. Silva would probably pull this off with a submission in the end, but it sure as hell wouldn´t be an easy fight for him. But then again, I thought Dan Henderson was going to be a hard fight for him as well so who knows...
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5/17/2008 8:18am, #5
It would be an interesting fight no doubt, and I definitly don't see it being one sided, but Lee would go down to Silva in a thrilling war. All this is moot however because they'll only fight several years after their prime.
5/17/2008 10:03am, #6
Cung Le was the champion of a sport with very few participants (in this country at least), to the point where they had to recruit people (cans) who'd never done it, just to fight him.
5/17/2008 10:11am, #7
Thats true, but I still think Cung was a lot better at San Shou than Silva ever was at MT. So saying Silva is going to destroy him standing is pretty retarded.
5/17/2008 10:37am, #8Originally Posted by Phrost
5/17/2008 10:46am, #9
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As i recall, he lost some of those as well. Unlike his U.S. matches where he was the "undefeated" champ. If he got Bronze at the world championships for San Shou, that would mean he lost to someone, right?"Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
5/17/2008 10:48am, #10Originally Posted by DravenSumus extra manum tuam.