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palefaceghost Says, in 1-3-2010 at 09:39:38 from 74.196.188.231    

fair. silva should have put him away when he had chance but must have blew his wad

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SteveDS Says, in 1-3-2010 at 09:42:11 from 72.149.116.253    

Ha, first post.
Good fight, Rashad played it safe which was smart if not a little disappointing. He can bang better than Silva I think. But used his wrestling to bully him and get the win.

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meangreen Says, in 1-3-2010 at 10:20:34 from 99.56.163.30    

Thiago needs to work on his cardio. Just cause none of his other fights made it out of the first round doesn’t mean he can’t bring his “A” game. Good job Rashad!

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GRIMTHUG Says, in 1-3-2010 at 10:31:40 from 84.13.108.170    

rashad fought smart. thiago could have finish the fight when he caught rashad but i can tell he’s tired. now i see rashad’s stand up game is not on the top level but again it’s MMA not a boxing

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RoitPump Says, in 1-3-2010 at 10:36:27 from 24.83.17.68    

I was disappointed that he played it safe. Meh, that fight was the least entertaining of the night.

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Murrell Says, in 1-3-2010 at 10:39:43 from 71.153.49.247    

Thiago would have won if he would have quit showboating a kept punching when rashad was hurt,both guys fought well though.

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Dominic Says, in 1-3-2010 at 10:48:09 from 70.30.148.183    

Rashad win by takedown only, he got NO control on the groung, I know he suppose to be a good wrestler but silva get up every time.

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fighter27 Says, in 1-3-2010 at 10:55:17 from 85.180.133.68    

silva is a much better stand up fighter, but it´s not muay thay or a boxing match…..maybe he forghot!!! rashad knows that his weapon is to wrestle silva….so he won the first two rounds. silva was so frustrated and he knows that he looses the two rounds but he had to take his chance in the last round. he is young and i think that he needs knew coaches…..learn to use his bjj skills in mma and to avoid takedowns.

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baller Says, in 1-3-2010 at 11:00:51 from 166.229.169.208    

rashad used his head right 2 win the fight. the takedown won the fight dats all. silva should hv won dat fight by pushing himself a little further but gased out i guess. he just dint luk the same. rumors where dat he sprained his ankle n ufc was forcing him 2 fight, but those were rumors dont no if tru or not. i wana see silva vs forrest next. jackson vs evans @ ufc 113

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trueOgre Says, in 1-3-2010 at 11:51:14 from 99.237.150.111    

Rashad showed his fear, after matchup with Machida. He dont want to boxing no more. All he can do is hold up against the cage…. So boring :(

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siliconweb Says, in 1-3-2010 at 12:26:19 from 98.221.117.112    

If we could have two rules taken off the MMA list then fights would be much more exciting : 1) kick or knee to the head when the opponent is down and 2) punch the back of the head. Why? take downs are becoming more about scoring pionts and not about finishing a fight. Guys give their back as a defense…ugh! This fight was somewhat boring.

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The Black Swordsman Says, in 1-3-2010 at 12:32:44 from 68.28.104.226    

I have little doubt left that Evans has no chance against Rampage. He won this fight because of takedowns but showed little else .. and Silva ( and Machida before him ) have shown the world that Rashad can’t take a punch … if he stands with an elite striker its nighty night dont let the bed bugs bite.

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Big DZ Says, in 1-3-2010 at 12:47:41 from 173.67.212.246    

Evans is a boring counter punch based standup fighter, a good wrestler but with zero subs and a glass chin. If Silva had a gas tank he would have finished him.

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Sans Says, in 1-3-2010 at 12:51:23 from 66.140.84.138    

Rashad looked great for rounds one and two, but he seemed to be very tired in the third round. He started to just stand there in front of Silva instead of attacking him as he did in the first two rounds. In this match-up Rashad’s offense was definitely his best defense, and towards the end that faltered. He’s lucky that Silva was so depleted.

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FlintStone’d Says, in 1-3-2010 at 12:54:21 from 68.61.176.29    

Good return for Evans, altho the wrestling aspect of mma is a little overated, they need to force these fighters to strike to score points, im sure we will see him get Rampage and the winner of that get a title shot immediatly, Dana does not enjoy strapping them belts on the Brazilians and would love to put it back in Rashads corner, also congrats on Evans getting his blackbelt, didnt kno he was tha elite on his back with jiu jitsu, wasnt that great against thiago but he obviously did something for that black belt, im not a Rashad fan at all, in fact the only greg jackson camp member i like is keith jardine…

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okami Says, in 1-3-2010 at 12:56:31 from 67.251.82.210    

Haha the best word that describes silva is “striker” and that is it. Rashad took him to school the first two rounds. He deserved to lose.

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al_killu Says, in 1-3-2010 at 13:08:58 from 69.125.178.190    

Boring fight… lots of showboating by Silva, but Rashad couldn’t do anything about it.

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Derick Says, in 1-3-2010 at 13:19:53 from 115.135.79.132    

Base on this performance ,Rashad still cannot beat mochida with his wrestling. i doubt that
Rashad ever be champion again?

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kenmolina Says, in 1-3-2010 at 13:41:03 from 74.102.173.139    

a page right out of the GSP playbook if not the whole book. i can’t believe he’s a black belt. smells funny to me. no bjj, no stand up, no GnP. take downs and stalling everywhere else. a win’s a win, but that was painful. wish silva had enough gas in the tank to finish him off when he was rocked

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DaithiO’Heidhin Says, in 1-3-2010 at 13:55:07 from 86.47.21.185    

Look how many takedowns I can do, and how tired I can make you without actually hurting you…..seemed to be Rashads approach.I wish himself and G.S.P. would take a step back and remember finishing your opponent is the aim.

Silva looked disgusted.I like Rashad but that was just exploitation of a flawed points system….M.M.A. origionally started off to find out which style was the most effective in a fight it seems to have evolved into fighters exploiting weaknesses in the rules instead of in their opponent,fair enough Silva is an intimidating striker but it seemed Rashad glitched his way to a win.

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jon Says, in 1-3-2010 at 14:05:34 from 174.113.146.3    

@ SteveDS, you FAIL!!!!!

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chechao Says, in 1-3-2010 at 14:25:21 from 187.3.46.57    

Bored? this fight was awesome!! good game plan from Rashad!!!

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Buttons Mc Boom Says, in 1-3-2010 at 14:39:28 from 173.54.28.118    

Smart disciplined fight from Evans Silva is a tough Slugger but does not mix up his skills well. Anyone can be hurt by a punch you don”t see coming Rampage is not such a tough nut to crack leg kicks, head movement, pressure and take downs will win him that fight. Rampage does not check kicks well, is kinda slow, does not counter well he’s either punching or covering up and will be easier to take down after repeated leg kicks. IF he does those things Rashad by UD.

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nmpld1985 Says, in 1-3-2010 at 14:57:16 from 98.238.140.82    

i totally agree with the swordsman, evans has a suspect chin

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bluemonsterawr Says, in 1-3-2010 at 14:59:14 from 71.109.109.53    

thiago looked horrible, he looked out of shape. IMO he made rashad look like a fool, but like stated above its all about points and rashad was smart enough not to bang. Rampage is going to KO rashad for sure.

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nagear Says, in 1-3-2010 at 15:14:12 from 24.2.72.191    

Thanks for the vids Bruno! ILMMATKO!

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Pink Ferret Says, in 1-3-2010 at 15:23:18 from 72.129.56.76    

Silva should have received at least 1 more point on the judges cards for the show boating. What ever happened to showmanship? Also, his trunks looked nicer and he seemed to have used better exfoliate for smoother skin.

Evans fought a smart tactical fight. I am amazed at his lack of chin. Keep that head moving Rashad or someone is going to knock it off… oh wai….

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uraso Says, in 1-3-2010 at 15:50:08 from 75.37.18.33    

if all fighters are going back to this tactic by way of “control”, aka lay and do nothing, i am sure they lose a lot of fans. i’ve never been a fan of greg jackson and his fighters for masterminding the strategy.

i think ufc should give points for takedowns but it should be given only when the takedowns lead to advancing position or doing damages, not for laying there and to avoid being beaten up. so in a real fight, would a person win by hugging the other opponent, “no” you have to do damage too!!!

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joejoe Says, in 1-3-2010 at 16:14:01 from 81.235.33.34    

the japanese judging system would have given it to thiago
in japan, they count the whole fight. and they count damage over takedowns. so strikers and grapplers get fair judging
but in america, if you keep shooting youll win
seriously, what did rashad do?
did he hurt thiago with the take downs? did he get positions on the ground? i dont get this

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bigsexy Says, in 1-3-2010 at 16:14:49 from 70.232.88.80    

the ufc just found a gatekeeper 2 replace keith sardine, tiago has talent but he doesnt have a fighters heart, he wont put his self is danger 2 get knocked out in order 2 knock a guy out, he had that fight at the end, but he let his tiredness turn him into a coward,ufc doesnt need 2 gatekeepers so sardine should get cut after his next loss, if rampage is in shape 4 the fight with rashaad he k him tfo 4 sure

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jsk14 Says, in 1-3-2010 at 16:16:12 from 75.155.164.185    

rashad’s the real deal,
thiago gassed, rashad could have knocked thiago out, but it seemed he got abit tired himself, and wanted to play it safe.

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inorganic Says, in 1-3-2010 at 17:07:55 from 128.97.138.178    

this fight just illustrated that both of these fighters are far from Machida’s level. neither of them deserve a title shot yet.

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WillyNilly Says, in 1-3-2010 at 17:09:08 from 88.114.132.29    

I still feel that Rashad is going to win against Rampage, mainly due to fact that Rashad and his team are smarter than Rampage’s. Hopefully it will be a good match.

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TacoWarrior Says, in 1-3-2010 at 18:45:24 from 99.75.103.141    

Rashad Won. End of story.

“He only had take downs, he just pressed him on the cage, blah, blah, blah.”
If Thiago was better why didn’t he do something?
Wow, he stood up every time he was taken down. Yea because he WAS taken down. And when he got up what did he do? NOTHING!
When he was being pressed up against the cage in the clinch, which in case you haven’t heard is part of mma, what did he do? NOTHING!

If this strategy is so horrible and lacking of any skill or talent, why is it that the other guy, who is “so much better”, can’t take control of the fight?
Thiago spent half the third round clowning around instead of knocking Rashad out. His loss. He had three rounds of opportunity to impose HIS will. But couldn’t, because Rashad imposed HIS.

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BigPappa Says, in 1-3-2010 at 18:59:42 from 114.163.133.173    

Rashad will CRUSH Rampage.

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dirty Says, in 1-3-2010 at 19:20:43 from 76.200.181.249    

Rashad has demonstrated that he is smart and can put together a smart game plan, like Couture. He just needs to balance the wrestling with the striking. I would have like to see his wicked right hand get more cage time. He also showed some GSP influence. He pissed me off in the last round by not immediately clinching and going for the take down, when he got rocked.

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blzd Says, in 1-3-2010 at 19:40:51 from 72.222.219.217    

this fight did not live up to the hype for a main event sure rashad had a gameplan but all he did was take him down just so that silva got up again rashad has been exposed for his weak chin imo if he fights rampage he will get destroyed 4 real

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joselucky Says, in 1-3-2010 at 20:24:22 from 99.57.151.244    

rampage will f-up rashad any day man

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Dogpitt Says, in 1-3-2010 at 20:33:17 from 93.96.211.131    

Another dull fight from Rashad.
He did very little damage to Silva, especially on the ground. Looked like Silva’s biggest problem was his cardio!
Come on Rashad v Shogan/Machida 2 so he can get ktfo again!

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On Tape Says, in 1-3-2010 at 20:35:17 from 70.65.80.125    

how did the announcers not realize Silva was frustrated and mocking Rashad in the third round, instead they say he is going Anderson Silva on him – get real.

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anomicbomb Says, in 1-3-2010 at 21:17:18 from 24.85.35.135    

Is this the ‘english as a second language’ forum or the ‘special needs’ forum?
I can barely understand half the posts on here…

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toño Says, in 1-3-2010 at 22:09:55 from 190.232.42.85    

if thiago would have some good cardio for this fight he should KO rashad in the third round

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fedor oh fedor Says, in 1-3-2010 at 23:08:12 from 24.239.143.171    

hey anomicbomb, what grammar kind expect you from simple fight fans…lol
but really, alot of posters on here are from other countries with limited english.

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Nitts Says, in 1-4-2010 at 00:41:39 from 70.72.47.64    

Who ever says that the take down are worth nothing are idiots! If it wasnt for the take down and Evans completely draining Silva with them pretty sure he would have been KO’d in the 3rd. So yeah totally deserves the points for the take downs. Great win/game plan for Rashad, next – Rampage!

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Nitts Says, in 1-4-2010 at 00:48:22 from 70.72.47.64    

P.s. All the Lyota lovers out there, did you forget his last fight?!?!? Im pretty sure ‘This’ Rashad could take ‘That’ Lyoto.

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Seph Says, in 1-4-2010 at 01:47:03 from 98.219.167.118    

Boring fight because of Rashad. He had a few take downs, about it.. Did nothing when he had Thiago on the ground or up against the cage, but I guess Rashad had the Couture game plan. I hate Rashad and was hoping Thiago would have finished him..

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flash_ahah Says, in 1-4-2010 at 08:23:36 from 86.136.50.143    

Dam this was boring! I’m sick of the cage, all it means is that wresters press people up against the cage and then try for a take down, then go for ground and pound (not saying it doesn’t take skill to that it’s just) boring, boring, boring. I’m sick of f****** UFC wresters. I wish Rashad had got his head taken off when Silva had the chance. Lets get rid of the cage and bring back the ring… in fact lets get rid of UFC and bring back Pride!

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Stifle Says, in 1-4-2010 at 08:54:58 from 83.208.127.141    

This fight reeks of foul play…a rigged outcome. Not only does Silva appear gassed before the fight even starts but he doesn’t throw any significant punches until 5 min in and he obviously has a lot more power than Evans because he overpowers his ground game like 5 times and stands up but doesn’t use this power for anything significant.

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Derick Says, in 1-4-2010 at 12:54:47 from 124.13.59.88    

Boring Wrestling Match!

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standleypr1 Says, in 1-4-2010 at 13:21:09 from 144.230.191.36    

This is a sport! The goal is to win.Great game plan by Rashad.Good fight.

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KidPistolas Says, in 1-4-2010 at 13:27:12 from 190.95.235.194    

fedor oh fedor Says, in 1-3-2010 at 23:08:12 from 24.239.143.171

hey anomicbomb, what grammar kind expect you from simple fight fans…lol
but really, alot of posters on here are from other countries with limited english.
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WTF man?!!!
other countries with limited english?.. I’d say you’re from another country with limited russian then… wtf are you talkin’?? why don’t you stick to watchin the fight and Stfu?

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Dude Says, in 1-4-2010 at 16:28:39 from 97.113.48.107    

Its the fighters right to win and have a great strategy planned for the fight. YOU sure as heck would be f****** scared to stand up to thiago silva so as a great wrestler youd try something else and its funny how you guys act like oh UFC is boring and s*** dude go and become an MMA fighter i bet you guys wouldnt last in a ring anyways stupid morons go watch boxing or taekwondo then.

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BLOCKBRIDGE Says, in 1-4-2010 at 20:46:29 from 98.117.220.119    

In my opinion, Thiago is just above average with his hands… He is just “Heavy Handed”. He punches stiff and likes finishing with hammer fist. I never-ever liked Rashad until I started to watch his old fights last year. Rashad like him or not, is a pure athlete that can dominate you all day!!! His chin is not to “glassy” I feel. He has a thick cranium (big noggin). It is that every time he gets hit with a clean hard shot to that “thick Cranium” he panics. He has only been knocked out once guys. He just overall dominates and shows so much confidence he his stance, that when he is hit with a BOMB he pisses his pants. He needs to practice on staying calm when being hit with solid strikes. BUT the bottom line is he dominated round one and 2 for ten minutes that is impressive!!! And he was working on top and in the clinch PAT ATTENTION TO THE FIGHT (TEN MINUTES is not just hold him!!! 10 minutes of getting balled-up is like “AH-Ha” your a little B*tch!!! That is wht Thiago resorted to acting like an ass in the end… HE KNEW HE WAS JUST SLAYED AS A SKILLED MMA FIGHTER!!!

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dirty Says, in 1-5-2010 at 16:59:45 from 76.102.38.2    

Rashad needs a stronger mental game. He has a lot of potential because he has outstanding athleticism, better than most.

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BLOODY_KNUCKELS Says, in 1-5-2010 at 17:27:20 from 173.50.64.10    

i wonder how much he paid the Gracie for a black belt.. RAshad isnt a freakin black belt in BJJ! wtf they hand these things out like happy meals!

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theman775 Says, in 2-11-2010 at 03:30:48 from 64.169.0.8    

boxing is not for the mma and this bout proved that this was some gay s***.

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El Notifier Says, in 3-17-2010 at 15:07:35 from 70.181.138.210    

Video is down.

Bruno: It works fine for me.

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