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Rygar Says, in 1-11-2008 at 16:27:54 from 65.127.38.124    

Silva cant stand still even for the nation anthem. silva’s the man

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Black Gerbil1 Says, in 1-11-2008 at 16:38:52 from 78.150.122.46    

what the hell was that punch by dan herderson when he spun around, this aint ballet Henderson.

Good video, great fight. Cant wait for Henderson V Silva in March

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ace Says, in 1-11-2008 at 16:57:50 from 58.152.156.233    

silva is over rated, he has lost all the fights against a quality opponent, he is so one dimensional as a fighter, i dont find him interesting to watch at all. he lost to crocop henderson, mark hunt, liddel, vitor belfort, tito ortiz. his game is quite limited and only works on the weaker japanese fighters!!!

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MINATO808 Says, in 1-11-2008 at 18:11:33 from 67.49.190.101    

While you do have a good point ACE he did also defeat the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson twice. He also beat Dan Henderson once. I do think he is well past his prime though.

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chris Says, in 1-11-2008 at 18:47:09 from 66.176.15.251    

since cro cop beats the hell out silva he is not the same fighter.In the other hand,henderson is gonna beat the other silva in ufc.

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Patin Says, in 1-11-2008 at 19:02:01 from 199.0.83.65    

It’s called a spinning back fist…

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Dan Says, in 1-11-2008 at 19:04:17 from 58.108.241.54    

so rampage is a weak japanese fighter???……..twice

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niv Says, in 1-11-2008 at 20:24:24 from 75.155.166.62    

Ace I have to disagree with you. Silva beat Henderson the first time they fought. Did you know that Silva checked himself out of a hospital he stayed in over night with strep throat just before that fight? He could have backed out and he makes no excuses, he’s a true freakin warrior!

Did you see the special K1 rules fight with Silva vs Cro Cop, I don’t know anyone who saw that fight that thinks Silva lost, that fight under the rules was deemed a draw. The loss to Mark Hunt was also very controversial as most felt Silva was robbed in that decision. Both of those mentioned fighters are considered world class heavyweights.

Silva destroyed Quinton Jackson twice, Sakuraba three times, he fought 2 vicious battles with gold medal judoka Hidehiko Yoshida and won both, he’s beaten guys like Guy Mezger, don’t tell me he’s one dimensional and fought nobody.

The problem here is most people haven’t seen him fight in anything other than the UFC and his past two Pride fights.

I’m sad that the guy looks like he’s finished, but if you seen his Pride fights and his fights in Vale Tudo and Meca in Brazil you wouldn’t say he’s one dimensional, that is a problem the UFC has.

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Erik Says, in 1-11-2008 at 20:24:46 from 128.208.116.193    

So Ace, apparently beating Quinton Jackson twice counts for nothing. Right…

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I know MMA Says, in 1-11-2008 at 20:26:02 from 99.246.129.176    

Candy Wandy used to be a force. What a damn shame it is that he can’t bring his “Pride” game to the UFC. Getting beat by a has been in the form of the Iceman is sad.
Hendo is not great to watch but I think he will give Silva a run for the title. Either way the winner of Silva vs Hendo will face a bigger and stronger Rich “Don’t call me Ace” Hightower, once he puts on the weight that Dana has been begging him to do.

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RSparrow506 Says, in 1-11-2008 at 20:56:47 from 66.90.137.182    

1. Props to the individual or individuals who run this site, It’s the best for mma fans, and your’e doing a great job. Admin: Thanks from Me,Myself and I.

2. The spin, was a spinning backfist which can be very effective if used properly. Like shoney carter on Serra, or even Liddell pulling it out on Silva.

3. Both Henderson and Silva now in the UFC is unheard of, for once we see who the best of the best is… and no other organization has the depth of the UFC.

4. Predictions for 08, Penn with the lightweight belt, St.Pierre with the welterweight (but he’s got to avenge a confident Serra) , Henderson with the Lightheavy, and heavyweight is the only one up in the air. I’d love to see Lessnar make a move, but Couture will always be the man.

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RSparrow506 Says, in 1-11-2008 at 20:58:35 from 66.90.137.182    

I’m sorry I meant Henderson for the middleweight. Not going to forget about Rampage, but I know chuch can give him a better fight.

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RSparrow506 Says, in 1-11-2008 at 21:18:22 from 66.90.137.182    

I know mma: Hightower is a joke, doesnt even compare with our champions. Will you please make a posts without mentioning his name? It just contradicts your screen name.

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MMANIAC Says, in 1-11-2008 at 21:22:45 from 76.178.149.73    

first of all, that punch where henderson spun around. yeah, its not ballet. its muay thai. its a spinning back fist.

second of all, just because theyre japanese it doesnt make them inferior to everyone else in the world. take Yushin Okami for example. he’s japanese AND he’s beaten the likes of Jason Macdonald and Mike Swick. both of whom are quality fighters in the ufc. Swick being from California and Macdonald being from Alberta, Canada. all ignorance stops in mma.

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ace Says, in 1-12-2008 at 00:32:51 from 58.152.156.233    

how could the crocop fight a draw?!? wandy got beaten up badly and knocked the F*** out! sakuraba and yoshida are weaker japanese opponents like i said. so the only claim to fame he has is really beating jackson twice, hardly can be considered great with all the losses against top fighters that i have listed. liddel totally picked him apart and i dont think liddel is that good of a fighter. fedor on the hand has beaten everybody big nog, hunt, schilt, crocop, now that’s a great fighter.

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KieranMac Says, in 1-12-2008 at 04:03:33 from 68.48.252.138    

Seriously “I know MMA,” Hightower’s pathetic. He had one good fight on TUF 6 against a good opponent in George Sotiropolous, but all of his fights up til then and then on the final were pathetic. And what’s up with that retarded boxers head swing he does, kid’s got the goofiest stance I’ve ever seen. Oh my god, no wonder he gets knocked the f**k out and submitted so easily – maybe he has no neck control! *gasp*

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rebabalu Says, in 1-12-2008 at 08:45:23 from 83.195.168.208    

et les ricains,vous pouvez preferer henderson mais ne dites pas que silva perd a chaque fois qu,il rencontre un grand combattant…le 1er fight vs crocop ou henderson ou encore hunt,sakuraba.ce ne sont pas des chevres quand meme!!!attendez que silva prenne la mesure de la cage et ça ca chier!

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dirty 7-30 Says, in 1-12-2008 at 13:05:25 from 99.227.13.44    

Yes, Henderson is getting a tittle match to take the belt off of the Brazilian, the UFC doesn’t like foreigners, or non whites having their championship belts. Look in stead of Machida getting a shot at the belt Griffin is… Dana white is a racist Jew… and he reflects the way the american people see sports…. he/ america want it all to be white and american… His personal opinion overshadows the sport….

–FRANKLIN USA vs SILVA BRZ, now Henderson white USA
–Q-JACKSON USA blk VS GRIFFIN white usa (should be MAchida)
–Matt Hughes white USA vs SERRA white USA…. matt shouldn’t have had a shot…why did Franklin get a rematch and GSP didn’t?

Whites wants everything WHITE AND ROSY…

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Dan Says, in 1-12-2008 at 13:44:12 from 58.108.241.54    

ACE there first fight was a draw held under K1 rules.
silver beat hendo, rampage X2 , Arona and saku
granted liddel beat him but to say he’s finished i think is premature.

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Leo Says, in 1-12-2008 at 13:52:04 from 75.26.55.102    

One dimensional fighters are guys like liddell and crocop. But look at the success they had fighting the way they do. Once in a while you slip up and lose. It’s all part of this difficult sport.

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niv Says, in 1-12-2008 at 15:52:50 from 75.155.166.62    

Ace you are obviously unaware that Cro Cop and Silva had a previous fight to the last one. It was when Cro Cop was still with K1 and they made a special rules fight. The rule was a victor will only be declared in a knockout or stoppage, seeing it went the distance the fight was declared a draw. I watched that fight and I felt that Silva got the better of him in that fight. The biggest difference in that fight was Silva fought at his natural 205lbs, instead of bulking up too much to outweigh Cro Cop in their last fight where he got his head knocked off. My buddies and I called it the second we saw how heavy Wanderlei was going into that fight. It was a huge mistake to bulk up in such a short time, and that beating was what ended Wanderlei’s career.

Try to find that 1st fight, it was quite entertaining and I don’t know many light heavy’s that go out of their way and take on heavyweights on a regular basis as Wanderlei has. He’s fought Cro Cop twice, he’s fought Mark Hunt, and he’s fought Fujita. For a 205lb fighter he has some serious balls to go with his talent and toughness.

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niv Says, in 1-12-2008 at 16:08:18 from 75.155.166.62    

Dirty 7-30, WOW man where the hell did that rant come from? Why do people need to throw around racist bullshit all the time?

I think that Dana White like any fight promoter is always looking for what match ups will draw the most interest, but as I do not know Dana White personally, I would think it a stretch to call the man a racist Jew.

First of all calling someone a racist Jew is pretty ignorant from someone claiming to be colour blind.

Why don’t we keep the commentary on the fighters and their skills instead, the rest is just bullshit.

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thrawn Says, in 1-12-2008 at 20:52:43 from 128.2.247.125    

Btw anderson silva and machida train in the same camp so that may also be a reason henderson is fighting silva instead of machida even if he deserved it.

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rich Says, in 1-12-2008 at 23:46:10 from 211.28.79.113    

did anybody notice a simlarity in the herderson fight and the lidell fight, silva in both fights gets rocked with a spinning back fist. and ACE you are a f*****, how could u say lidell isnt that good of a fighter, thats just an example of someone who doesnt know mma. and fedor isnt the best untile he fights and beats randy instead of 7,2 pieces of s***

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ace Says, in 1-13-2008 at 05:52:59 from 58.152.156.233    

rich you are a wanker. liddel is too one dimensional as a fighter, no ground game at all. gsp, bj penn, fedor, anderson silva are well rounded fighters. that’s what mma is all about you dumb s***. it’s not boxing. all liddel does is punch, he hardly even kicks anymore.

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ace Says, in 1-13-2008 at 09:48:06 from 58.152.156.233    

niv i didn’t he has no balls. i said his game is limited. i just think wandy has no chance in being the champ in the ufc at 205, there are way too many fighters bigger and better than him. wandy was over powered by tito, chuck, and crocop. belfort was too fast for him. if you look at his punches, he mostly throws hooks, that’s why he is getting beaten to the punch a lot of times. he needs to throw more straight punches and low kicks. he might have a chance at 185 though because that division only has anderson silva and now dan henderson to beat.

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MMANIAC Says, in 1-13-2008 at 18:08:48 from 76.178.149.73    

only?! anderson silva and dan henderson are two of the greatest pound-4-pound fighters in the world.

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niv Says, in 1-13-2008 at 19:40:28 from 75.155.166.62    

Ace with all due respect I have to disagree with you on many of your points.

The one I agree on is that he’ll never become light heavyweight champion of the UFC. The only reason for that is that the guy has become one dimensional as he obviously has had one too many wars and his career is done.

I just finished watching Pride Hardcore Knockouts Vol.1, there is no way this is the same guy that is fighting today. He used to strike hard and fast, he set up many of his punches with leading high kicks to the head, or low leg kicks. Once he whacked you with some punches he’d clinch and throw knees like there’s no tomorrow. I agree his punching style is loopy and unorthodox, but he brings great hand speed and power with it.

As for his losses in the UFC, well I saw the Vitor Belfort loss and I thought that 90% of those punches missed and shouldn’t have been stopped so quickly. In his loss to Tito he couldn’t put Tito away in the second round when he hurt the guy, and his weakness without a doubt is his ground game when he’s on the bottom. I also believe his all out style is better suited to the Pride ring as that’s where the strikers can excel as opposed to the octagon which favours wrestlers.

As for your discounting Sakuraba as a great fighter I find that ridiculous. The guy is the only guy to have fought and submitted 4 Gracie’s including Royce in a one hour fight. He also submitted Quinton Jackson who steamrolled through everyone they threw at him in Pride, with the notable exceptions of Shogun Rua, and Wanderlei Silva twice. The other guy you discount is Yoshida a Gold Medal Olympian in Judo. The guy is a bull, and when he debuted in Pride he fought Don Frye. Before the fight Frye stated over and over again he’s going to break Yoshida’s arm. When the fight was over Frye was writhing in pain holding an arm that I believe was broken, please look carefully at the talent that fought in Pride. The best in the world were there, many former heavyweight UFC champions all went there such as Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman, they had very little success there, not a sign of weak competition.

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Luis Says, in 1-13-2008 at 23:58:46 from 74.186.54.190    

henderson is a great fighter and he is underrated. hopefully he beats anderson sliva this year and gets some much deserved recognition from the fans and the sport. henderson doesn’t quit! he fights till he’s almost dead. he has a heart of cast iron. he even has a perfect mix of groundfighting and standup. what more can you ask for in a champ? my kind of fighter.

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ace Says, in 1-14-2008 at 06:34:24 from 58.152.156.233    

niv stop making excuses for the wandy, the fact is he has more losses than wins against top guys whatever the reasons were. he is just over-rated skill wise but he definitely got balls. he won’t even be in the top 5 at 205 in the ufc! He used to be better but now he sucks.

if octagon favours wrestlers, then how come tim sylvia, liddel, rich franklin, anderson silva did so well in the ufc??? they are not wrestlers. where as big nog, dan henderson, fedor, sakuraba did so well in pride and they are wrestlers!?!? expain yourself.

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niv Says, in 1-14-2008 at 18:38:03 from 75.155.166.62    

Yeah Ace I am aware that some strikers have done well in the UFC, but in general terms Pride was more about strikers.

I’m not making excuses for Silva, I think he’s done, but as far as having a losing record against top competition that’s just bullshit.

He has a long and distinguished record that speaks for itself. The guy has serious balls, and the guys like Dan Henderson and Fedor that you mention have great power and standup to go with their out of this world ground games.

To say that Wandy wouldn’t even be in the top 5 in his class in the UFC is ridiculous. Put him there a few years ago and he’d be number 1. Right now is another time and I agree at this stage he sure doesn’t look like a top 5 contender.

The problem here Ace is that no one is actually looking at how much he’s declined in the past 2 years. The guy went from being multi dimensional to one dimensional, it happens to the very best, and in this case it’s Silva’s turn for the down side of his career.

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dirty 7-30 Says, in 1-16-2008 at 03:53:42 from 99.227.13.44    

yes NIV it happens to most guys… but only to guys that stay in the same stable… I’m glad Rua left Chute boxe…I said it before he left, that thats what he should do… he was getting to be one dimensional…like Wandi.

There are planty of fighters that train the same way for so long.. that ieventually they limit their training to was has worked in the past… eventually becoming one dimensional, I doubt wandi works on his ground game… I know for a fact he doesn’t have a black belt in BJJ, but with his style he knew that more often than not.. the fight would end in a KO, some one was gonna get knocked out, plus he could sprawl and avoid a take down, like Cro-cop….

Unfortunately for him cutting corners on his training has come back bit him in the ass

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ace Says, in 1-17-2008 at 05:47:26 from 58.152.156.233    

agreed. look at all the really dominant guys in their divisions like gsp,fedor,anderson silva, faber, melendez, frank shamrock all very well rounded. you cannot be one dimensional in mma to be dominant.

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Smashedyoface Says, in 1-18-2008 at 13:39:18 from 64.239.154.138    

Chuck was a ranked NCAA wrestler… ie his great takedown defense. He keeps the fight up because his counter punches are overwhelming.

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chris from iowa Says, in 1-19-2008 at 00:50:01 from 12.214.213.26    

siva vs henderson was a great fight lasted alot longer than i expected henderson is a beast, great skills ,strong mathafucka, he showed aolt of versatility against silva .silva is a one deminsional fighter with better grappling skills and submissions he could be unstoppable but i think he is past his prime .

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chris jr Says, in 1-27-2008 at 16:54:04 from 12.214.213.26    

that was the most beautiful back fist i ever seen,big fan of dangerous dan

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prodigy Says, in 2-2-2008 at 21:29:44 from 67.169.93.156    

speaking of Silva. Ortiz beat Silva. And we all know how GREAT(HAHAHAHA!) Ortiz is.

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joe Says, in 2-9-2008 at 20:27:59 from 69.146.60.244    

ACE: you sir are an idiot, chuck liddell is not a wrestler?? you’re on the internet dude, look some s*** up. he was an ncaa division 1 champion wrestler. he’s not a good wrestler?? have you seen his sprawl?? how many times has he been taken down seriously?? he is a very very good wrestler and you really need to actually watch a fight of his before you go off about how he isn’t good at wrestling

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Mana Says, in 2-12-2008 at 18:59:48 from 209.129.34.46    

Black Gerbil1 you know nothing about fighting if you dont know about the back hand punch. If anyone knows about the “Gracie Hunter” you would know where the effective move comes from. Za’kuraba is known for knocking out people with that hit, but since your just a spectator keep your comments too your self. Learn a little about the sport first…

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you dont know s*** Says, in 2-19-2008 at 17:21:54 from 75.153.59.150    

dirty- dana is racist you moron…

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Johnnyu Says, in 2-21-2008 at 23:28:25 from 71.233.205.122    

Anderson Silva looks so much better than him. We’ll see.

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Penn Legend Says, in 2-23-2008 at 14:48:58 from 68.110.20.203    

Ace,
i dont understand yur arguement!
first u say he just sucks and is overrated and lost to good fighters. now yur changing it to he used to be really good, but NOW he sucks. stick to one or else u just sound like a f***** Idiot. i dont think u should talk anymore. Seriously just dont talk anymore, when u talk it makes my head hurt cuz of the length yur stupidity extends. Please, just stop talkin. Yur talking just makes me wanna gut my self with the dullest knife i can find cuz yur so idiotic. Just go look up p*** or sumthin “cuz everyone in this room is now dumber from u talkin” (from Adam Sandler Movie)

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Jago Says, in 2-29-2008 at 16:12:23 from 75.107.183.184    

OK,OK Hear me now, Crocop got his ass kicked in UFC=Gonzaga Vanderla Silva got his ass kicked by Chuck Liddel..Obviously they cant hang with the UFC… Now Dan Henderson on the otherhand went 5 rounds with Rampage in UFC.. Rampage who really I think is the only guy that can overwhelm Chuck like he did..Yeah Chuck lost against Keith Jardine but rematch that fight and I gurantee you Chuck will whoop that ass..Now Anderson’THE SPIDER’ Silva is a bad man I cant wait too see him fight Dan ‘HOLLYWOOD’ Henderson thats gonna be a fight that will be rememberd forever I think,Just an all time MMA UFC fight that will go down in history of the sport…Its got me thinking Anderson Silva might be able too hang with the 205 weight class.. Dan Henderson vs Chuck Liddel wow that would be awesome and/or Anderson Silva vs Liddel or maybe Rampage even,Depends on the outcome of this upcoming fight between THE SPIDER and Dan Henderson..Oh yeah Vanderlei WHO?? Drop a weight class is the only way Vanderlei will have a chance to be champ..And Crocop is a JOKE vs UFC fighter’s!!! Bring over Pride Heavyweight Champ FEDOR Emillianako sorry bout the spelling

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Quoda Says, in 3-6-2008 at 13:20:45 from 131.216.48.254    

ACE called sakuraba a weak japanese fighter… fool is like 45 still manipulating fighters. hes a vet. i hope once you turn 40 ACE youll see how hard it is to throw a high kick

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