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Crusher Says, in 3-2-2008 at 02:57:52 from 66.27.173.232    

I am just curious as to how many blows to the back of the head Silva gets before the ref actually warns him.

It got a bit ridiculous and it really did matter.

I guess some rules only apply to some fighters?

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krend Says, in 3-2-2008 at 02:58:05 from 24.2.84.207    

nice…. He looked like a spider.

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Josh Says, in 3-2-2008 at 02:58:19 from 76.30.36.255    

Was really hoping for another Silva KO but this was just as great.

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wesley Says, in 3-2-2008 at 02:59:29 from 75.74.211.173    

people talk so much about henderson gonna destroy silva on the ground….well i love mma and i love anderson silva…i think he just proved to everybody that he is the best fighter in the world …

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Felix Vu Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:01:05 from 66.159.250.16    

why the hell would u give up ur back, all that hype about dan henderson wtf

did arlovski win?

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MMA soldier Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:02:02 from 71.170.222.50    

chick in the first second as hot, other than that you can keel the tension between these two when they stepped in. just being on high alert is pure of adrenaline for me. It’s amazing how this fight went. As I said they don’t call him the spider for nothing and he just shot out his deadly spider web. Now the only thing left to figure out is where did that web come from?

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Matt Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:04:15 from 74.14.52.164    

This just proves once again that silva is unstoppable, unless GSP vs silva happens cause that would be a sick fight

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Alex Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:06:37 from 24.89.236.26    

Silva is the greatest.

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kappi Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:08:09 from 70.171.180.192    

Anderson is unstoppable..

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aj ttu Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:10:29 from 75.91.202.106    

who’s next for silva???

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jric Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:12:15 from 68.161.17.238    

Silva reigns supreme once againg and in an impressive way. This fight reminded me of BJ and Lil’ evel 2 where bj punished evil while trying to get the choke. Good fight though, with hendo imposing his will in the first. I hope he gets to fight Okami for some redemtion after he was disqualified in his previous fight with Okami, although Silva stated that he would like to fight Roy Jones jr. in a boxing match. I’ll wonder how he’ll do in boxing??

I though at first it was going to be some p***. lol

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Dann Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:14:08 from 68.229.175.9    

well… yes, silva will be a champion for a long time to come…awesome fight.

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Steamer Bean Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:15:22 from 70.169.216.163    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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Wow Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:17:03 from 76.170.114.158    

A Silva is the MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

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iam Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:17:30 from 71.110.227.230    

Well, I hate to say it, but Anderson Silva appears to be locking down the middleweight championship for a while. I guess all the hopefuls will either go up or have to go down in weight. – First!

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Penn Legend Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:18:03 from 98.161.6.32    

If u havent watched the video, then dont read my comment.

Man…. i cant beleive hendo lost. that legendary chin of his gave in and he got took down. End of 2nd round hendo got choked out….. dam does that make me pissed. Man, I was hoping on his legendary chin, right hand, and greco roman clinching, but not his takedowns obviously, after the Anderson – Franklin fight.

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MMA KiD Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:18:14 from 209.240.126.199    

good fight silva is a beast but handerson took it too him in the frist round.

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j_satan_666 Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:18:27 from 75.62.3.45    

hollywood hats off to you, but i knew the spider would prevail. 2nd rounder at that. i heard a whole lot of hendo talk as well. spider is a great warrior as well as a man.

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Hubinho Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:18:41 from 24.150.142.124    

great fight

props to dan, almost made it to the 3rd but overall not enough skill to match silva

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Greg Guzman Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:19:40 from 71.110.227.230    

Well I’m just sad my father Dan Henderson lost. He put up a good fight in round one, but Silva is just such a good fighter he was overwhelmed. SJHS Grappling FTW!

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unclepauly05 Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:20:08 from 24.95.52.142    

War Cozad

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danawhitesuckscock Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:20:23 from 76.181.30.140    

just like a spider catches its prey and slowly takes it apart

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brian kenny Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:20:38 from 12.210.183.226    

henderson had him up until that knee rocked him

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Da Spider Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:21:56 from 71.141.237.117    

Silva is a monster. Period. The best there is.

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Steamer Bean Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:35:14 from 70.169.216.163    

Good point Crusher. I was wondering if anyone else noticed the 5-7 consecutive illegal blows.

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RJay Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:36:10 from 74.245.62.52    

arlovski is back on the top!!!!he will be chap soon i hope lol silva is the best i got $50 thats what i’m talking about !!!!!!
good fight, henderson is a really good fighter!!!!!

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mefninja Says, in 3-2-2008 at 03:50:29 from 70.48.228.229    

this proves that silva is the best pound for pound fighter of all time.. though hendy won the first round.. not for a second did he come close to winning the fight.. he talked is s***.. and silva laughed at it.. silva is way to skilled for his sloppy boxing.. and hes way to skilled ot b held up to the fence and get leaked out too lose.. i like henderson.. but silva is my fav fighter of all time!!! silva = ufc hall of fame.. whos next okami (after destorying that f***** evans?) i got this fight right too i bet my friend second round 3miutes overwhelming too win.. silva ove welmed him with strikes then submitted him.. hendy had nothing to bed silva.. no one does.. not for a very long time

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awar1er Says, in 3-2-2008 at 04:15:28 from 66.214.250.189    

yo those hits were more at the temple and not the back of the head, great fight henderson, good s*** silva..

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NameNotRequired Says, in 3-2-2008 at 04:16:17 from 66.167.81.197    

This is how u know that he did his homework. He knew that he couldn’t KO hendo so he followed the Nog bros. tactics and just subbed him(which i called btw).

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dopefiend Says, in 3-2-2008 at 04:36:06 from 72.200.113.209    

what are you smokin’? elbows to the back of the head? when are all you haters going to stop your whining. face it, silva kicked henderson’s ass, kicked franklin’s ass twice–once in front of his home crowd, knocked out leben, choked lutter! why don’t hughes go up in weight like he once said he was going to now that franklin’s no longer champ, oh yeah, he can’t even handle gsp. while some pride fighters have flopped: crocop, herring, rua, pride has dominated the middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions and taken the heavyweight titles and that is without fedor who would just dominate! the days of hughes, franklin, liddell, silvia are over, their beatdowns are the highlight reels of pride fighters!

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Viking Says, in 3-2-2008 at 04:44:11 from 72.205.195.13    

Hendo got submitted by Silva?! WTFF?! (the first F stands for ‘f*****’ got ta be kidin’ me!!!’).

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Tamala1001 Says, in 3-2-2008 at 04:46:30 from 71.201.124.44    

wow, that was an exciting fight.

Now, GSP has to put on a couple of pounds and fight A.Silva.

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dave Says, in 3-2-2008 at 05:04:48 from 74.12.30.45    

haha silva chocked out cocky dan henderson..he was talking like he was going to beat him like a baby..ha..sucker..

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jordan485 Says, in 3-2-2008 at 05:16:16 from 220.237.60.192    

silva a f’n animal i saw on ufc.com hes thinking about moving down to 170 pounds
imagine a gsp vs silva superfight now that would be one awesome dream match
it would also determine whos pound for pound the best fighter in the world
plz god let that fight happen

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derek Says, in 3-2-2008 at 05:37:07 from 208.5.148.44    

….if u watch…why would a world renowned wrestler give his back 4 times……maybe it was rigged thats all im sayin. i think that if there were a rematch…..who knows. nvm probably another win for silva. i still think dans the shizzzith.

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Mike-C Says, in 3-2-2008 at 06:14:13 from 71.84.19.86    

Damn Anderson Silva is da s***, he has just strait up reaked havoc on da MiddleWeight divison. That s*** is crazy, he really Should be considered one of the top three Pound-for-Pound fighters in tha world no questions asked. As a matter of fact i have no idea who would even be a good matchup for him now that he took out 2nd ranked MiddleWeight Dan Henderson.

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BlackBeltKarate Says, in 3-2-2008 at 06:40:16 from 76.64.215.89    

the illegal blows is what IM talkin about and have been talkin about for a year now…. this fight compareed to the Lesnar and Mir fight… Steve Mazaggati is an idiot..

I totally agree with Crusher and his first comment.. its almost like its fixed.. even the sack shots.. same thing

and that s*** is definately gonna affect your performance…

Henderson was doing great until he go caught… thats it thats all.. ya gotta love the ppl who know absolutely nothing about fighting when they say something dumb like “everysaid this was gonna happen and da-da-da” take the 2 same fighters and pit them against each other 5 times.. the same guy is not going to win all 5 fights..

Anderson got lucky.. he was being pounded out until he got lucky with a knee.. but with luck goes the win and glory

im just glad Randy cant fight Fedor.. and hopefully will be too outta shape when he can.. Fedor would destroy him im sorry.. Randy has been beaten many times. and badly… Fedor.. not once.. dr stoppage I dont consider a bad loss…

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jasond Says, in 3-2-2008 at 06:42:07 from 66.57.37.221    

I didn’t see any illegal hits to the back of the head. That rule protects mainly the base of the skull which provides little protection to the brain. The strikes I saw were to the temple (Henderson’s little hammer-fists) and to just behind the ear (Silva reigned down some massive shots). Both those places can be very disorienting to get hit in, but they are not illegal by any stretch. Silva won fair and square. Silva out struck Henderson, and then owned him on the ground.

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dude Says, in 3-2-2008 at 06:51:58 from 74.59.197.58    

Best pound for pound?I don’t think so look at fedor’S fights . Still a very good fight finaly a real opponent for Anderson Silva

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D-Rex Says, in 3-2-2008 at 06:56:19 from 69.109.43.133    

Is that the same Dan Henderson that knocked out Wandy? man, cuz it sure didn’t look like he brought his stand up to this fight. Silva should fight Frank Shamrock.

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BruceAZ Says, in 3-2-2008 at 07:25:26 from 63.249.55.22    

dammit henderson…lol ahhh yeah silva is the real deal he’s got my respect , can’t anyone go past the 2nd round with him, lol i remember back when he was with chute box in his pride fc days

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costa200 Says, in 3-2-2008 at 07:57:48 from 81.193.155.88    

Great fight, but if the UFC had not gone the american “rounds” way this could have been very different. Henderson looked bad after that almost KO.

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illusion Says, in 3-2-2008 at 08:58:25 from 221.132.118.35    

Well! All those wresling skills of Henderson were of no match for Silva, he was brutal, vicious and dominating as ever. People who say that Henderson had him in the first round should watch the fight closely that how closely Spider calcultes his opponent in that round not just directly going for the kill. He was too good for Henderson right from the beginning.

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Jones Davey Says, in 3-2-2008 at 09:08:38 from 24.109.82.27    

Anderson Silva is the Modern Day Frank Dux, and will be unbeatable for a long time, If anyone can beat him. Which I doubt! He is making these guys look like kids in the ring. The only one that could beat him is Bruce Lee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mmafanatic Says, in 3-2-2008 at 09:53:17 from 70.117.151.203    

Silva is not only a great fighter, but he always shows good sportsmanship, etc. Henderson ran off at the mouth a little too much, and he got exactly what he had coming! Silva’s skills speak for themselves, and I hope he’s the champ for a long time!!!

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mickey Says, in 3-2-2008 at 10:10:49 from 68.224.49.14    

thanks for posting yer the man

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PooCocktail Says, in 3-2-2008 at 10:27:50 from 76.176.218.255    

Silva is going to move up in weight.

There is nothing for him to do anymore in this weight class.

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mma geo Says, in 3-2-2008 at 11:44:33 from 98.203.86.126    

great fight go silva!!!!

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John Says, in 3-2-2008 at 12:21:26 from 89.100.157.211    

I cant believe anybody said henderson owned silva in the 1st round. Watch again Silva was happy to be on his back see how calm he was. . . Henderson was unable to do any damage at all and he had him down for 3 minutes. At the end of the round silva jumped up like he had been rolling around on the ground with a Pup haha. Henderson had no chance in that fight, pound for pound best fighter i just dont think there is such a thing but i tell you what, Silva is the most completer MMA fighter that there is . . . . Great Win!!!!!

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rebabalu Says, in 3-2-2008 at 12:30:09 from 83.195.172.155    

magnifique combat!Anderson est vraiment impressionnant.
maintenant,si Wanderlei descend en moins de 84 kgs,ça pourrait faire un beau combat!!!

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Ailton – Brazil Judo Says, in 3-2-2008 at 12:53:43 from 201.9.219.163    

Dan is finalized with head lock?? He´s very weak!
Have no one fighter in the USA to win Silva. He fetched Dan Henderson down! hahahaha!!

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Bob Dole Says, in 3-2-2008 at 13:13:27 from 69.132.16.238    

Wrestlers always give their back. That is what they’re trained to do. That is why most wrestlers have a really hard time when they first begin training with BJJ guys… they give up their backs and get owned just like Hendo did.

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AmaGAWD! Says, in 3-2-2008 at 13:30:16 from 66.183.101.214    

wheres dirty 7 30 to explain why Silva isnt that good and call you all nut huggers? what the F***?

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Espelho Says, in 3-2-2008 at 13:34:18 from 155.198.147.169    

Fight went exactly as Silva wanted it, I didn’t see any illegal punches to the back of the head, and as for the whole thing beig fixed….it’s absurd! The reason Henderson gave up his back so easily is because he was r-o-c-k-e-d! and he is crap in BJJ. Still take nothing from Hendo he is a great fighter…just not Silva’s class.

I think Silva should lose some pounds and face off GSP, serra and them lot. Or maybe Jackson lose some weight and challenge for the belt…

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mefninja Says, in 3-2-2008 at 13:38:09 from 70.48.228.229    

First off stop calling anderson silva a pride fighter second all the good pride fighters now in the ufc.. have improved greatly (sept nog who was always good) crocop rua all got dominated. The fighters who didnt diet and practice hard now do because they are in the ufc.. this makes them ufc fighters above pride fighters.. because of the ufc your fav pride fighters steppe up their game!!! (hearring(fight time dieting) rampage too!!

I cant beleive people have the nerve to even bash silva for this.. sorry dude but henderson had no chance at all of winning this fight.. not for a second in the fight was henderson about to win.. anderson silva doesnt get lucky with knees… hes a f***** skilled precission point striker!! dan got over whelmed on the feet.. dropped.. and got overwhelmed on the ground and struggled to turning on his back. im discusted that someone of you people call yourself mma fans callin silvas win luck.. f***** idiots.. silva is the best pfp fighter its been proven and henderson didnt have a chance in this fight.. that first round didnt mean s*** or effected silva in anyways.. obviously cause he destroyed henderson in the second round.. calling the fight rigged. gtfo out never watch mma against.. f***** sore losers

even worst you guys disrespect your fav fighter who lost.. giving him excuses.. and saying its rigged.. hendy ha no excuses.. you sholdnt either.. silva is the best.. except it!

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blake Says, in 3-2-2008 at 13:43:17 from 98.20.178.90    

danny juss got overwhelmed he can beat silva. he juss got caught. thats all. it was a heartbreaking loss here because ive never missed a hendo fight hes my favorite i hate seein him lose.

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CSpred Says, in 3-2-2008 at 13:50:18 from 68.80.189.136    

Anderson is the MAN .. he is complete … phenomenal striker, DYNAMITE in his hands, he HURT Dan with his strikes(if you pay close attention) just like he’s hurt everyone else he has hit(Franklin x 2, Leben, Marquardt, etc)
His ground game, body triangle is 2nd to none.
Kicks, knees, head clinch … HE HAS IT ALL …

Dana will have to look long and hard to find an opponent for THE SPIDER SILVA !

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dopefiend Says, in 3-2-2008 at 14:27:36 from 72.200.113.209    

Anderson got lucky? are you outta your mind, what’s your blackbelt in bullsh*t? A 2 time olympic wrestler can’t submit, or even hurt Silva on the ground and you call that luck. For all that “pounding” that hendo supposedly gave out Silva didn’t have a mark on him. Looked more like the Mainiac’s ground and pound, lay on your opponent, hold him down and throw half-assed punches to the face that do nothing. Silva was never in danger.
Sure elbows to the head are “gonna affect your performance,” but so are knees to the face, ask hendo and franklin. So much for the only man to hold two pride belts at one time. beat by rampage, forced to tap by the spider…not to be confused with that punk da spyder, foramlly part of team “dagger”.
Anderson not a Pride fighter, what is he then? He fought his best competition in Pride until coming over to the ufc. He “improved greatly” after coming to the ufc, yeah ask leben about that one. I believe leben said he was going to send silva back across the ocean after he shows him how they do it in the ufc… well, he and all the rest: franklin, hughes, liddell, they showed them alright.

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Bloodlinez Says, in 3-3-2008 at 04:31:45 from 207.216.166.183    

just to let you know Anderson has debuted as a Pro Boxer and won his 1st match by knockout 2nd round if I remember correctly

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derek Says, in 3-3-2008 at 05:34:33 from 208.5.148.44    

whoever says dans hammer fist didnt hurt silva look at his left eye right b4 the second round. its bumped up. u gotta realize these guys rnt just average guys fightin, those hammer fist hurt. anderson got basically one good knee in, i dont think dan went down from the clinch it looked more like the kik right after it. i think if he rematched he could win, i think they r more equal than people might think

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UFC FAN Says, in 3-3-2008 at 10:12:02 from 24.235.133.249    

CRUSHER u need to watch the fight again cause DAN doesn’t get hit in back of the head once

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Geo Says, in 3-3-2008 at 10:19:42 from 24.105.136.145    

Silva was so accurate with his strikes… even when Henderson turned his back to avoid the elbows in the face, Anderson lands precision strikes on the side of the head & forehead.
Wresters don’t train defense on the back as much as they train to mount on top… wrestler weakness.

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Geo Says, in 3-3-2008 at 10:36:29 from 24.105.136.145    

Btw, I think it’s strange that some people think Dan Henderson was “rigged” to take a knee & kick in the face with elbows on his back.
If Dan Henderson would accept money in a rigged fight to lose, then he also would accept money in a rigged fight to win… so maybe Dan Henderson’s wins in Pride were fake too.

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Black Gerbil1 Says, in 3-3-2008 at 11:21:26 from 78.150.112.148    

Why is there some sad pathetic loser using my username Black Gerbil1 to post saying “Pride Fighters are better then UFC figters”

WTF is pride :S

piped

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slAy3r Says, in 3-3-2008 at 11:40:00 from 24.192.168.246    

Yea that was a good win for silva, but hes not the greatest, theres other ufc fighters that are better with their hands, i believe that keith jardine can beat silva.

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Jake Says, in 3-3-2008 at 12:31:52 from 161.130.132.200    

I agree with Bob Dole there, wrestlers are trained to give up their backs. As a wrestler you never want to be on your back, so it natural for him to give up his back. The transition to MMA can be difficult in that aspect.

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Jake Says, in 3-3-2008 at 12:32:32 from 161.130.132.200    

I agree with Bob Dole there, wrestlers are trained to give up their backs. As a wrestler you never want to be on your back, so it natural for him to give up his back. The transition to MMA can be difficult in that aspect. But yeah, Silvia is sooooo dominant its ridiculous.

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mike Says, in 3-3-2008 at 12:36:06 from 206.51.63.106    

yeah silva gets away with illegal blows like that in fights with travis lutter maybe hell eventually get disqualflied like the fight with okami lol

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Mike Says, in 3-3-2008 at 13:29:17 from 24.193.16.219    

About the blows to the head, its really difficult for refs to blame fighter when one of them is using it as a shield. Every time Silva would try to hit Dan to the side of the face he would turn his head away, as a result he would get hit in the back. It is one thing when a fighter is directly hitting another in the back. I believe the ref warned Silva because the was really aiming for the the side of the head. Regardless, Dan didn’t really have an answer for Silva’s skill.

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WAR Says, in 3-3-2008 at 13:36:50 from 24.118.199.116    

holly s*** not even Gsp could take on a monster like that it would take some one in the 205 weight class to stop silva

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Smashedyoface Says, in 3-3-2008 at 13:40:05 from 64.239.154.138    

Anderson is the most dominant fighter of all time. Lucky? NO! You are an idiot if you call that luck. My buddy downloaded the fight, which means we got to watch the replays and everything. Silva’s knee didn’t even connect, it was the punches and the kicks(For all those people saying it was a lucky knee). Illegal blows to the head? Watch it again, it was the side of the head. There was just an article on UFC where Silva said he was really considering moving to 205. I have met him before and he is big. It would take a lot for him to go down in weight. He also stated he would like to do another Pro Boxing match, he stated he would love to box Roy Jones Jr. or another top level boxer. For all you doubters, don’t count Silva out at 205.

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Viking Says, in 3-3-2008 at 14:08:28 from 72.205.195.13    

Are we forgetting that all but one of the UFC titles are currently being held by “former” Pride Fighters?

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jabbyjap Says, in 3-3-2008 at 14:56:14 from 76.183.139.94    

dan woon the first round by stalling. his hand was in silva’s face which is not normally allowed because the danger it poses to the opponents eyes if his hand slips. he got the benifit of the doubt as he should.

the blows to the back of the head by silva were actually to the side of the head and not rabbit punches. same zone as the hammerfists that hendo was landing.

hendo was looking to stall after the first taste of silva’s power. you’re not gonna last the whole fight stalling against silva.

brave attempt by hendo but too little to offer to beat what LOOKS like a very dominant silva

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GSP.Fan01 Says, in 3-3-2008 at 15:05:14 from 99.252.235.83    

Ok well i just watched the fight 4 times and i did not see 1 punch the back of the head mabey grazed the back who’s gunna call that and from buddy below me sayng it was redicuals….your redicuals u problly had a lot money on hendo and your just weeping cuz he lost look for excuses somewhere else buddy cuz your not gunan find 1 there.

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tioe Says, in 3-3-2008 at 15:27:22 from 66.67.5.140    

i laughed so much when hendo lost F*** cocky bastard lostttttt haahahahahahaha

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j_satan_666 Says, in 3-3-2008 at 16:06:22 from 74.2.119.98    

blackbeltkarate what are you talking about mir and lesnar still
and what illegal blow adid you imagine? hendo had to fight girl style and abstruct the nose and mouth. the only thing that’s fixed is your sack. clean your mangina out.

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Dogg Says, in 3-3-2008 at 16:25:50 from 82.27.192.84    

I hate all the whineing Henderson lovers!
Get real, Anderson Silva was just to strong, fast and skillfull for Dan.
He is the best!
Nuff said!

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Dogg Says, in 3-3-2008 at 16:47:35 from 82.27.192.84    

I wanna add that lots of you think that pride and ufc are the only organisations out there. Anderson Silva was the middleweight champ of cage rage in the UK before he fought in the UFC. He has been around for f****** years and fought some really tough people, unknown people to all you UFC lovers but they gave him alot tougher fights than Henderson, Franklin or Leben ever did!! I don’t know if you realise this but there are some tough people that live outside of the United States! God bless America!

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wasabi7200 Says, in 3-3-2008 at 17:07:05 from 71.178.125.149    

BlackGerbil1 and I KNOW MMA are the same person and same dumb ass troll. Admin: Sorry but no. Different IP address and country.

Hendo shouldn’t have tried for that side kimura like he did on rampage the whole match. Silva saw it the second time and took his back. God damnit this makes me realize Dan should work on his jiu jitsu a little bit. I wanted Dan to win too.

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dagnut Says, in 3-3-2008 at 17:10:36 from 86.43.66.217    

Anderson impressive again…but i don’t think hes unbeatable…Im gonna seem like a lunatic here but watch the lutter fight again..IMO he could of been beaten… lutter had him in a bad spot but didn’t have the stamina to keep the pressure on…Anderson is undoubtedly a better fighter than lutter BUT in mma no one is unbeatable…mistakes can be made and will be made.

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CB Says, in 3-3-2008 at 17:13:45 from 99.152.138.164    

love the way silva weave his head and dodging punches

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niv Says, in 3-3-2008 at 17:51:35 from 75.155.166.62    

I can’t understand how people can’t accept that Anderson Silva was a Pride fighter? He has traditionally fought in the same venues as Wanderlei Silva and the Rua brothers as they all were Chute Boxe members. They all fought together at Meca fighting championships and Vale Tudo in Brazil. They all fought together in Pride FC, and Anderson went his own way to Britain where he became the Cage Rage Champion, and was followed there by other Chute Boxe fighters like Cyborg Evangelista. These guys have all created their own gym’s, but it’s obvious they are a tight group still.

I love all those guys, and I think Dan Henderson is a great fighter. Let’s give Anderson Silva the credit he deserves, he beat Hendo on the ground after getting mauled in the first round. He hurt Hendo and then submitted him, the reality here is these guys are going to fight again as there’s no one else in that weight class for Silva.

I personally would like to see Silva step up and fight Quinton at light heavy. Contrast what Anderson did to Hendo in two rounds to Quinton’s five round war that was way closer than the judges cards stated.

I’m also pumped about Lidell vs Shogun Rua, if anyone paid attention he has completely recovered from knee surgery which only proves the rumours were true that he fought Griffin injured. These ex Chute Boxe guys never make excuses, they show up injured or not and go to war. I can’t wait to see that one.

3 UFC belts belong to Pride fighters, get used to it.

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J_satan_666 Says, in 3-3-2008 at 18:00:04 from 74.2.119.98    

low blow, fixed fights? come on get a grip! blackbeltkarate crying about lesnar still. go watch wwe! anderson is amazing! hendo even tried the old cover the mouth and nose girl crap. it’s a fight man what happens happens. stop crying or don’t watch it. mad love to anderson, your a true warrior. hendo was crying with his “i could’ve done this and boo whoo crap. he could’ve gave props to the man that ate him for dinner.

gerbil are you from the uk or mars. pride is the somthing you should research man. everyone thinks your being sarcastic, the truth is yes there’s ignorant people everywere.

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Joe Says, in 3-3-2008 at 18:01:02 from 76.211.8.169    

Hendo sucks. He was so lame and weak.

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Durkastanian Says, in 3-3-2008 at 18:19:47 from 24.22.115.35    

My grandmother is in the hospital with ricketts and the trots but if she trained for a little while I’m sure she would mop up the ring with Anderson Silva’s bald head. This guy is a joke.

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goerga Says, in 3-3-2008 at 18:34:43 from 189.25.122.212    

I cannot beleive how bias and f uped the anouncers are. It took a knock down by silva for them to even credit silva for anything. I guess they are jsut patriotic, atleast they put there foot in there mouth once again…

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Jaysay Says, in 3-3-2008 at 19:21:44 from 99.252.94.212    

What do you mean shots to the back of the head? I didn’t see one… He hit to the side, and no one can touch Silva not even Hulk Hogan.

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Conner Says, in 3-3-2008 at 19:43:15 from 71.254.187.137    

I think GSP is a A Silva of the 170lb. And For people to suggest that Silva cuts down to that is fairly absurd. I think GSP should bump up to the 185 for an amazing fight. Then, depending on the outcome, it’d be nice to see Silva bump up to 205.

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John Says, in 3-3-2008 at 20:09:37 from 124.171.210.191    

I want to see a Silver vs GSP match is one of them could move in weight class to make it happen

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Vin Says, in 3-3-2008 at 20:36:00 from 24.46.81.127    

Hat’s off to the champ.

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mmtkopurviewer Says, in 3-3-2008 at 20:57:27 from 198.71.26.8    

I’m surprised he didn’t pass the half guard and just skip to mount. Anderson’s long arms are begging for an arm bar. I’ve heard that Hendo likes GNP from half-guard, though. Of course, I’m not the one out there trying to catch a spider….

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Crusher Says, in 3-3-2008 at 21:03:05 from 76.247.120.101    

There are clearly 5-7 shots to the back of the head.

Henderson did nail him pretty damn good in the first and won the round.

However, the knee was solid and really put Henderson in a bad spot. The knee was not “lucky” as Silva is a world class Jujitsu practitioner. Incredible strikes and an amazing BJJ ground game are his trademark. The knee was clean, planned, and executed perfectly. There was no luck involved.

I would say if the two fight 5 times Silva would win 4-5 times. But, I do not like seeing 5-7 shots to the back of the head when clearly it is a rule.

Silva vs. Frank Shamrock would be the fight, but the UFC / Dana White will never let it happen due to their hate of Frank.

It would be fun to see Silva go up in weight and give it a shot.

The guy is awesome.

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Crusher Says, in 3-3-2008 at 21:04:59 from 76.247.120.101    

Correction:

Replace “Jujitsu” with “Muay Thai”.

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addiction Says, in 3-3-2008 at 22:25:53 from 67.83.168.6    

if henderson was a little better he would it finished silva
silva is really good but can be beat in a first round by the right fighter.

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takedown Says, in 3-3-2008 at 23:39:27 from 124.188.226.122    

i dont get it, its like henderson has been handicapped in his last two fights, he def shouldve beaten rampage and yeh silva is a great fighter but i was expecting much more fight from hendo, this was a bit sad for me

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mma fanatic Says, in 3-4-2008 at 00:40:53 from 12.197.207.179    

wow i cannot beleive somebody thinks Frank Shamrock stands a chance against silva. your a f***** moron if you think that. wow ur a dumbass

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D-Rex Says, in 3-4-2008 at 00:48:45 from 69.224.44.45    

yeah, Frank Shamrock is one of the few who can probably beat Anderson Silva.. Another good match up would be against Matt Lindland, Dan Henderson’s partner over at Team Quest.

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Jago Says, in 3-4-2008 at 01:19:10 from 75.107.183.184    

BLAW,Forget the elbows man he was already knocked the fuk out excuse me punched and kneed and kicked TFO..THE Spider who can fight him in 185? Knobody. he owns 185 like Slim Shady owns the Rap Game.WOW just whos next? Anderson needs too go up to 205.And all of em better watch out The Spider reminds me of one of those characers in a Movie like Bruce Lee,Or one of those guys that u see fighting as the sun goes down on top of a mountain. But he’s not a Movie character he is REAL.Unbelievable skills, every fighter at any weight class needs to watch out. The Spider is coming for you….

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jasond Says, in 3-4-2008 at 02:25:45 from 66.57.37.221    

Shots to the back of the head: illegal. Shots towards the rear but still technically on the side of the head: perfectly legal (and very painful).

Who is in the better spot to see up close and first hand if Silva’s shots were to the back of the head or just towards the rear of the side of the head? The professionally trained ref? Or “Crusher”?

I’m going with the ref.

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Luis Says, in 3-4-2008 at 07:28:09 from 74.186.54.190    

Silva is the best fighter in the world right now, and that’s that. If he beat Henderson in such dominating fashion, there is no one who can beat Silva right now. No one.

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The Stank Says, in 3-4-2008 at 07:36:19 from 24.225.221.64    

Wow! you are allowed to punch in the back of the head now in the UFC.Silva is great at oh…wait didnt Brock Lesnar get a point deduction and warning for 1 strike to the back of the head? Cheese!

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Der Kommissar Says, in 3-4-2008 at 07:49:39 from 198.182.52.26    

Well, at least Henderson didn’t get his face disfigured ..

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Geo Says, in 3-4-2008 at 10:01:15 from 24.105.136.145    

Lol, some people think elbowing the SIDE and FOREHEAD is the same as the “BACK” of the head.

That’s like claiming kicks to the HIPS and THIGH is the same as a GROIN shot!

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derek Says, in 3-4-2008 at 10:54:04 from 208.5.148.44    

if people go to ufc.com and watch the post fight conference. silva said hed go down not up in weight class, just to let everyone know. n ya he did say he wanted to fight roy jones jr cuz he wanted to show him mma is a noble sport

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derek Says, in 3-4-2008 at 10:55:54 from 208.5.148.44    

dan henderson beat anderson silva at ufc 82….just nobody knows it yet.

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lol

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Smashedyoface Says, in 3-4-2008 at 16:14:41 from 64.239.154.138    

Derek… Silva said he would go UP in weight not down. And once again THE KNEE didn’t connect, it was punches then kicks. If you think I’m wrong, buy the fight on UFC on demand or downloaded whatever way you want. If you watch the replays you will see for yourself.

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Matt Says, in 3-4-2008 at 19:35:55 from 142.104.225.230    

Responding to Crusher:

Silva did not have ANY blows to the back of the head. They were all to the SIDE of the head, the TOP of the head, or around the ear/temple area.

The ONLY area that is illegal to hit is around your spinal cord and your meatus (the bone at the back of your skull). If you watch carefully, Silva never once hit the oval that you can draw around the illegal area at the back of the head.

Please don’t post BS comments like that if you have no idea what you are talking about.

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chuck kingsley Says, in 3-4-2008 at 19:39:58 from 65.2.225.208    

how many of you ban waqgon riders watched the ufc before it came on spike tv? you people make me sick. quit running your money makers and dont leave messages until you learn more about the sport and its history…you know who you are

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chris jr Says, in 3-4-2008 at 21:24:40 from 12.214.214.109    

why not throw chris leben in the cage, like a cornered dog just showing those white fangs,throw him against anderson and lets see what happens? F*** anderson silva, DAN HENDERSON is the best in my eyes, still my champ

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STATIC Says, in 3-5-2008 at 15:25:32 from 65.92.205.254    

First of all i think silva is the most exciting fighter mma has ever seen! every single one of his fights have been awesome!
Second, whoever thinks that there were ANY shots to the back of the head your just an idiot and you should take MATT’S advice and shut your mouth if you dont know what your talking about…homos

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Joe Says, in 3-5-2008 at 17:19:04 from 76.211.8.169    

Dan Henderson sucks. He should retire in disgrace.

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marc Says, in 3-5-2008 at 19:01:27 from 189.192.215.195    

silva throws this elbows in diferents fights and the referee dont see!
wtf!!!

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Andersonstheman Says, in 3-5-2008 at 20:59:04 from 99.224.141.222    

u guys are all haters… dan henderson had no chance of winning this fight.. anderson silva is a f***** animal.. now wat i wana c is Rampage vs Anderson

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Will Says, in 3-5-2008 at 22:58:42 from 68.106.127.82    

WTF come-on Hendo you should have put the pressure from the start. Even after watching this i still think that in a blow for blow exchange Dan would be superior which is why he should have been more aggressive. All in all props to Silva he is the best right now.
Who’s next? Honestly i wanna see Franklin come back
BTW I know this match didn’t live up to the hype but to say that Hendo was all talk is an uneducated statement. He’s record has both quantity and quality – meaning he’s won alot and he’s beet some pritty crazy fighters

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2 TUFF Says, in 3-6-2008 at 00:07:22 from 24.78.48.224    

i would like to see st.pierre gain some weight and fight anderson. Silva’s only hope is too reach out to other weight classes

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derek Says, in 3-6-2008 at 08:31:11 from 208.5.148.44    

SMASHEDYOFACE i just watched his post fight video again, he said going up in weight wouldnt be a problem but who knows i might go down and he smirked and laighed. hes going done dude not up yet

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Smashedyoface Says, in 3-6-2008 at 13:46:04 from 64.239.154.138    

Hey Will, don’t say someone is uneducated… when you can’t spell yourself. On another note when it really comes down to it, whoever you’ve beaten in your past doesn’t matter coming in to a fight. It’s when your toe 2 toe with the guy at that time. And he lost after talking all that s*** about Silva not being that great. Seeing that Silva is 1 0f 3 people to finish him and did it quickier than anyone else, Hendo should consider Silvas approach about being humble. Hendo thought because he had 2 belts at once that he is the greatest fighter in the world. That doesn’t appear to be true now does it.

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tope Says, in 3-6-2008 at 14:04:10 from 66.67.5.140    

where are these blows to the back of the head? cause i’ve watched it like 10 times and still fail to see them. i saw lots of side blows but no back of the head shots. and whoever said silva got luckky is a retard…. silva is the best.

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Smashedyoface Says, in 3-7-2008 at 13:36:35 from 64.239.154.138    

DEREK, He walks around at over 200lbs. It would be unhealthy for him to cut that much more weight. That’s dropping another 15 lbs. more than the 20 lbs. he does now. He was probably just trying to stir s*** up, or whoever translated didn’t do it correctly. I would love to see him fight at WW but I don’t see it happening. He is a big guy. I said this before the fight when everyone was talking about how much bigger Hendo was. Then when people saw them in the cage they realized Silvas not small. I thought Silva was a lot smaller than is until I met him. If he can make WW that would be great.

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Dean Peters Says, in 3-9-2008 at 05:15:08 from 70.77.43.99    

It’s funny anderson silva gets away with how many hits to the back of the head, but then brock lesnar hits frank mir in the back of the head once and loses a point and the fights gets stood up right before brock lesnar was gonna finish the ground and pound.?? The Ufc has to be more consistent on the calls it makes to further keep the sport fair and competitive.

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El Striko Says, in 3-9-2008 at 18:06:08 from 68.90.159.198    

why not throw chris leben in the cage, like a cornered dog just showing those white fangs,throw him against anderson and lets see what happens? F*** anderson silva, DAN HENDERSON is the best in my eyes, still my champ

To reply to this nosense above me. Silva f****** owned Leben in his very first fight in the ufc. I think he knocked him out in less then two minutes. Silva a beast its gonna take a a truely great fighter to beat or some Lucky shot by some one. I dont thank know fighter in his weight class can beat him 2 out of 3

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G-Man Says, in 3-10-2008 at 07:52:46 from 69.85.140.47    

Silva hit him on the sides of the head which is legal! Check your rule book haters and watch the fight! Silva won because he is the most skilled fighter in the world! If anyone still thinks Silva can’t fight on the ground they are crazy! There is no one close to Silva’s skill set! No one!!!

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Smashedyoface Says, in 3-10-2008 at 13:23:50 from 64.239.154.138    

Good call G-Man!

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markobears Says, in 3-12-2008 at 03:25:15 from 4.226.222.92    

i believe in silva now. mma training just got harder.

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chris Says, in 3-12-2008 at 11:42:47 from 75.218.53.15    

if your name is brock lesnar u dont get any warnings. automatic point deduction for anything.

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chris Says, in 3-12-2008 at 11:45:35 from 75.218.53.15    

o and i would have more respect for silva if hed learn some english. at least wand. learned it.

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Dpeng Says, in 3-12-2008 at 12:32:25 from 63.246.191.172    

Just to clear this up, Anderson Silva walks around at 206 and has fought at 170 before…And henderson gave up his back because he was rocked…if you have ever boxed you would know that when your brain rocks around your head, you don’t always make the smartest decisions.

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nobody just like you Says, in 3-13-2008 at 01:17:48 from 71.222.186.50    

kinda wanna see hendo versus rich

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Smashedyoface Says, in 3-13-2008 at 20:07:39 from 64.239.154.138    

That would be a good fight “nobody just like you”

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WAR Says, in 3-13-2008 at 22:33:36 from 24.118.199.116    

who the F*** is the 3 pride fighter in the ufc that holds a belt and stop bitching about silva being big and a cheater it really sad if hedo fought some lower level fighters before he just went after titles may he would have better results

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Ed Capone Says, in 3-14-2008 at 23:59:56 from 72.66.93.228    

Haha That was the best s*** i ever seen. Anderson is by far the best fighter pound 4 pound in the world. Whos next??? Cung Le would be fun to watch but Silva would beat him too. Line em up and he’s gonna knock em down. He toyed with Dan the 1st rd and when he turned up the juice in the 2nd Dan didn’t have a chance. I want that choke on a poster.

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Colin McCord Says, in 3-19-2008 at 17:29:47 from 74.129.19.125    

How many hits to the back of the head? Whatever it may matter a little, but Dan’s whole word changed regardless when Silva started landing those bombs in the second. Nothing to Dan’s toughness, but taking too much and getting put down has nothing to do with how tough a fighter is. Bottom line, great first round for henderson, Silva came out and showed again his ability to adjust quickly and fix his fighting style even between rounds.

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billbob Says, in 3-20-2008 at 17:36:40 from 207.216.149.28    

silva is pretty famous for illegal strikes

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Phil O Matico Says, in 3-21-2008 at 01:29:51 from 75.143.199.227    

Another rigged fight. The UFC is really starting to resemble the WWF these days. Henderson was a different fighter after dominating the first round. Throwing haymaker over hand-rights, weak knees and obviously phony take down attempts towards the end, where Henderson was exposing his back. These are not characteristics of Henderson’s style.

Silva is good, but they should have had a better acting partner for him, like Randy “Macho Man” Savage or Milli Vanilli.

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G-Man Says, in 3-28-2008 at 20:11:48 from 69.85.140.115    

Henderson lost the fight in the first round!! yes, the first round!!! Henderson was on top but he allowed Silva to get him in a body triangle. Henderson spent half the first round in a body triangle. Body traingles really take your breat away!! Henderson couldn’t breath after the first round. Watch him gasping before the second round starts!!! Henderson is a great fighter who had bad strategy!!!!

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Izzy From Tdot Says, in 4-26-2008 at 13:41:17 from 99.245.84.34    

The truth!!!!! lol

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Mysterio99 Says, in 4-2-2010 at 17:05:36 from 24.32.148.253    

It’s amazing how so many people had something to say about only 1 illegal hit, which was unintentional, yet nothing to say about Henderson holding Silva’s mouth the entire first round. It’s ridiculous, just because the ref thought it was ok doesn’t mean that it was.

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