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forrest's size and reach,both arm and leg could restrict silva's fight,silva dosn't fight guys this tall yep he is a freek of nature but this could end as a boring stalemate.plus forrest is the never ever give up guy. actualy the the more i think of it i can picture silva taking forrest's back so prediction rear naked choke winner silva.

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Now look, I like Griffin a lot. His battle with Bonnar still echoes in my mind. He's smart, he can fight 3 rounds, he can fight his way in the ground to a very acceptable level.

 

With that said, giving him the advantage in this fight is pure nonsense. He has reach, but Anderson is the fluidest fighter ever, so he'll just surpass it. Griffin's bigger, but that only means that Silva has a bigger target to hit punches, kicks and knees.

 

Of course it would be awesome to see an upset, but unless Forrest makes the fight of his life, this one will end by the books: a swift Muay Thai clinch and a murderous knee to the head.

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if it comes down to a blood and guts war forrest could take a close decision but i cant see him geting a sub or KO on silva.

 

if forrest comes at silva he will play into his hands if forrest couldnt take jardines punches how is he goin to handle silvas

 

3 round TKO for silva

 

 

people say this dumbest things sometimes.

 

Jardine hits way harder then Silva. Silva's striking is a big deal because it is accurate, not because he's a power puncher.

 

 

Edit: forgot to say who I'm picking.

 

I'm gonna go with Forest for the upset.

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I voted Silva via TKO. Forrest can have all the heart he wants' date=' but it doesn't win fights if you can't bring it to the table.[/quote']

 

Forrest always brings it to the table. That is why people say he has heart. He always puts it all on the line, and isn't afraid of taking some damage to dish some out. He has no quit, no giveup, and will always keep coming.

 

Yes Silva is the more skilled striker... but that can be said about Silva vs anyone. lol. But Forrest is a smarter fighter then people give him credit for. He talks like a bit of a dumb country boy but it's just part of his persona. The Rampage fight speaks volumes about how Forrest can and does fight smart.

 

At the very least, it will be interesting to see how Forrest approaches Silva.

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i think Griffin is gonna do what he does best and pull out the biggest upset in UFC history and shock the world.

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I voted more of my wish than of my estimation. I'm going with Forrest here, via decision.

I know what Anderson Silva is, and while I fully enjoy seeing him fight and respect him as one of the best, I just really really like Griffin :-)

 

I'd like to see this end via decision, or a very late KO. and I'd like to see Forrest's fighting spirit prevails.

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i put griffin by submission....lol what are the odds of that happening but it would be cool to see him pull off some crazy jujitsu moves....anderson couldve trained all year for the fight and never seen it coming

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While Forrest may not have the knockout power of alot of his opponents in the LightHeavy Weight division, he makes up for it with a solid chin, good gameplanning and a stick and move strategy. The only difference is his strength, Silva won't be able to manhandle Griffin in the clinch like he has in alot of his other fights. I'm kinda anxious to see how Silva's gamplan will change to accomodate the forward movements and stiff jab that Forrest usually displays. Even though i really want someone to beat Silva, I don't really think Forrest is the one to do it. Once you rock Griffin, he turns into a dog that likes to hit back and make you pay, but with the accuracy of anderson's strikes, I'm not liking his chances. HEART SAYS GRIFFIN - HEAD SAYS SILVA

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I think Forrest is gonna have to get inside on Anderson. Clinch a lot, go for take downs. At all cost don't give the Spider any space to work with. Forrest will need to smother Silva, and try and work ground and pound.

 

In the end though, I just think Silva is too damn good. If he gets taken down he can scramble or work submissions. If it stays on the feet, and if Forrest can't' close the distance, he's going to be eating fists and shins. It'll be nighty night Forrest.

 

I'm picking Anderson to get the highlight reel KO in this one. Forrest isn't stupid, but I think Spidey will frustrate him into being aggressive. Spidey is a counter-fighter. If Forrest's accuracy and speed are not at 100% during the fight he's gonna get rocked and finished by the Spider. Keep your hands up Forrest, and clinch, clinch, clinch.

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I'm amazed people have Forrest KOing Silva. When was the last time that Forrest got a KO? I mean' date=' WTF, dude?[/quote']

 

His last TKO was 10/07/05 Elvis Sinosic UFC:55 and last KO was 12/18/03 Edson Paredao Heat Fighting Championships 2. That's according to my records anyway. So granted the majority of Forrests' wins are submissions and decisions. But I feel like Forrest will beat Anderson. And if he can do it by KO that would be freakin awesome but I'm thinking decision.

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Im going with Forrest on this one. All of the fighters to my knowledge that Spidey has faced have been solid technical fighters. Spidey is one of the most technical fighters out and thats what makes hiim so good. Forrest is highly un-technical and is a total brawler. I dont think Spidey will be able to contain him as easily as a technical fighter. Forrest by Unanimous or TKO (doesnt matter which round). However i am partial to Forrest. so.... im looking forward to the fight.

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Now look' date=' I like Griffin a lot. His battle with Bonnar still echoes in my mind. He's smart, he can fight 3 rounds, he can fight his way in the ground to a very acceptable level.

 

With that said, giving him the advantage in this fight is pure nonsense. He has reach, but Anderson is the fluidest fighter ever, so he'll just surpass it. Griffin's bigger, but that only means that Silva has a bigger target to hit punches, kicks and knees.

 

Of course it would be awesome to see an upset, but unless Forrest makes the fight of his life, this one will end by the books: a swift Muay Thai clinch and a murderous knee to the head.[/quote']

 

best discription of silva ever "fluid" it's almost like he's dancing....wanna dance forrest?!

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silva.

 

forrest is a joke.

 

You ever seen Griffin fight ??, omg are you ignorant!, Griffin is not a KO monster but he is a physically wearing fighter, Silvas last 2 MW performances showed that he is not the superman all the ****s think he is, yes Silva will be a hall of famer but he is not invincible and Griffins only problem is that he wants a tear up and sometimes forgets to think about defence, yet when he fights well he is a force at LHW.

Watch his fights win lose or draw he is fighter and unlike the last 2 mws Silva has fought he will actually happily exchange with Silva.

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Forrest will win this fight, silva is great, but he's still a middleweight, and forrest is big for a light heavyweight. TKO whenever, look for the hands flailing celebration from forrest.

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im also going with Griffin on this one. but i believe it will go all rounds in Split at the end.

 

totally agree forrest by split sounds good to be honest i dont care cause this will be a great fight no matter who wins and there both awesome

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I am truly excited to see this fight. Forrest is my favorite fighter & I am going to UFC101. It is going to be great. I think this may be one of the toughest fights Forrest has had yet. I don't know if he can actually pull it off. I have my fingers crossed though.

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I think this fight depends largly on which Anderson Silva turns up... the awesome striker we saw against Leben, Franklin, Henderson and Irvin - or the "stand-offish"/safety-first guy he's been in his last two defences.

 

I don't know... something about this fight screams "upset!". Forrest will be the bigger guy and I think he'll be more aggressive than Silva and ground out a close points win.

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One thing to remember is that forrest always steps up his game when he fights someone he is supposed to lose against (tito, shogun and rampage) so it will be interesting to see how he does.

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Silva is going to pounce all over Forrest as soon as he makes a mistake. The same Silva shows up at every fight, it's just that the last two guys he's faced were too afraid to make any move because they knew he would make them pay. He's got like a 94% striking accuracy for a reason. Plus, he's the champion and the other fighters were challengers, so why should he have to be the aggressor?

 

Forrest is a tough dude and Silva probably won't KO him, but he can definitely TKO him or beat him by decision because Forrest makes way too many mistakes. He made some mistakes against Rashad Evans and Evans made him pay after about the fourth or fifth time. This time Silva will punish him right away, so don't put any money on Forrest....

 

Silva wins by TKO in 2nd round.

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Im sorry but the way forrest fights is. Ill wait till i really get hit to get in the game. Is going to be his down fall.

 

Silva is a great counter fighter. and with his speed power and accuracy. Its going to be a nightmare for forrest. TKO in the 2nd round for silva.

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All of Silva's past victims have looked pretty bad against him for a few crucial reasons. they will all tell you differently, but from what it seems like to me is... they were all scared. Franklin vs Silva I not so much. Franklin just didnt expect what was dished out. in the second one, i have to imagine he was rather frightened.

 

Leites... just bad... i can't describe it any other way.

 

His fight with Henderson was interesting because unlike all of Silva's other victims, He wasnt totally mind fu*ked, ******** himself. He was just out-skilled, which is something we rarely see with Henderson.

 

Everyone is scared of Silva because of his style. Granted, if i was thrown in a cage with Silva, i'd start crying and excreting... and it would not be a pretty sight. But i think Forrest can win. No lone expected him to beat Rua, or Rampage. Forest with get the W via unanimous decision.

 

My point is that Griffin isnt the type to care about a 9 fight win streak. He isnt gonna let that intimidate him. Silva isnt invincible, and if anyone can prove that, It's Griffin. He can do this. Buy his book.

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Silva is going to pounce all over Forrest as soon as he makes a mistake. The same Silva shows up at every fight' date=' it's just that the last two guys he's faced were too afraid to make any move because they knew he would make them pay. He's got like a 94% striking accuracy for a reason. Plus, he's the champion and the other fighters were challengers, so why should he have to be the aggressor?

 

Forrest is a tough dude and Silva probably won't KO him, but he can definitely TKO him or beat him by decision because Forrest makes way too many mistakes. He made some mistakes against Rashad Evans and Evans made him pay after about the fourth or fifth time. This time Silva will punish him right away, so don't put any money on Forrest....

 

Silva wins by TKO in 2nd round.[/quote']

 

Totally agreed. Good analysis.

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Totally disagree. Will not happen. Neither of these guys will destroy the other. It will be a close 3 round battle.

 

Really? I like Forrest a lot, but he is going to get dominated in this one by a far better, more accurate striker with a superior ground game. The only edge Forrest will have coming into this is a slight weight and strength advantage. His aggressive fighting style plays right into Silva's strengths at counter-striking. Forrest is tough, but Silva is accurate enough and powerful enough to finish this as soon as he gets an opportunity.

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Really? I like Forrest a lot' date=' but he is going to get dominated in this one by a far better, more accurate striker with a superior ground game. The only edge Forrest will have coming into this is a slight weight and strength advantage. His aggressive fighting style plays right into Silva's strengths at counter-striking. Forrest is tough, but Silva is accurate enough and powerful enough to finish this as soon as he gets an opportunity.[/quote']

 

Everyone said that about Forrest vs Rua. people were very upset that the ufc would even set up a fight where Forrest would be so easily beaten. that didnt happen. Same with Rampage.This is just my opinion though. I'm not gonna say everyone who things Silva will destroy him is an idiot, but i suppose anything can happen. And superior ground game for Silva is debatable. Griffin has a very underrated ground game. And Henderson did pretty good against Silva until the choke happened. This will undoubedly be a great fight. Buy Forrest's book.

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Everyone said that about Forrest vs Rua. people were very upset that the ufc would even set up a fight where Forrest would be so easily beaten. that didnt happen. Same with Rampage.This is just my opinion though. I'm not gonna say everyone who things Silva will destroy him is an idiot' date=' but i suppose anything can happen. And superior ground game for Silva is debatable. Griffin has a very underrated ground game. And Henderson did pretty good against Silva until the choke happened. This will undoubedly be a great fight. Buy Forrest's book.[/quote']

 

I know it's really hard to go against Forrest as an underdog- he has a way of making doubters eat their predictions- but I still don't see him pulling this one off. Regardless, I'll always love his attitude and heart, and I am planning on buying his book!

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griffin aint no joke youth, hes 1 o the most conditioned fighters, he'l take more pain and punishment than any other fighter, he's a warrior, your a joker!

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I know it's really hard to go against Forrest as an underdog- he has a way of making doubters eat their predictions- but I still don't see him pulling this one off. Regardless' date=' I'll always love his attitude and heart, and I am planning on buying his book![/quote']

 

Yeah, win or lose, he always has a great attitude and doesnt make excuses. I will love to see this fight, and i wish i could go myself. This is as close to New York as the UFC will get for a while.. And yeah, his book is great. I'm reading it for the 3rd time. lol

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I think Silva should try and take it to the ground and utilise a GNP strategy. Forrest sometimes struggle to defend strikes from his back (Jardine and Evans being good examples). I don't know if Silva has faced anyone as physically big as Griffin so' date=' although Silvas standup is the among the most accurate in UFC, it may not work in his favour this time.[/quote']

 

 

Why does everyone act like Silva is so much weaker the other 205 lb? You do know he cuts a lot of weight to fight at 185 in fact they said he cut like 10lbs to fight at 205! I really don't think they'll be any manhandling going on that's for sure. I also see Griffin giving fans what they want someone to run into Silva's fist and get knocked out!!

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Why does everyone act like Silva is so much weaker the other 205 lb? You do know he cuts a lot of weight to fight at 185 in fact they said he cut like 10lbs to fight at 205! I really don't think they'll be any manhandling going on that's for sure. I also see Griffin giving fans what they want someone to run into Silva's fist and get knocked out!!

 

Exactly. The whole point of this fight is to give Anderson a fighter that has a big name that isn't really in the same league as him so that people will jump back on the bandwagon. However, if Forrest wins it's still awesome for the UFC becuase he is a a fan favorite.

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Exactly. The whole point of this fight is to give Anderson a fighter that has a big name that isn't really in the same league as him so that people will jump back on the bandwagon. However' date=' if Forrest wins it's still awesome for the UFC becuase he is a a fan favorite.[/quote']

 

I completely agree - right or wrong fans are down on Silva right now after his last two fights. I think the whole point of this fight is to try to give Silva some redemption against someone who isn't going to be afraid of him and is going to come forward and fight. Silva has much more pressure to perform in this fight than Griffin who everyone loves and will continue to no matter what the outcome. Even a split decision loss is a win for Griffin against the P4P king. But I am going with my gut which says Forrest by decision.

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Silva is going to pounce all over Forrest as soon as he makes a mistake. The same Silva shows up at every fight' date=' it's just that the last two guys he's faced were too afraid to make any move because they knew he would make them pay. He's got like a 94% striking accuracy for a reason. [b']Plus, he's the champion and the other fighters were challengers, so why should he have to be the aggressor? [/b]

 

Forrest is a tough dude and Silva probably won't KO him, but he can definitely TKO him or beat him by decision because Forrest makes way too many mistakes. He made some mistakes against Rashad Evans and Evans made him pay after about the fourth or fifth time. This time Silva will punish him right away, so don't put any money on Forrest....

 

Silva wins by TKO in 2nd round.

 

becuase he is paid a poopload of money to fight and entertain. And it is up to him just as much as the other guy to put on a show.

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