Does Anderson Silva have steel plates implanted into his fists?

#21dingdong_malicePosted 7/9/2012 3:23:07 PM
GAM3_Ov3Rs posted...
BaseChouGoku posted...

This is why I can't stand some weight lifters. It's not always about how much you can bench to determine strength (hey broskies......whatcha bench?). There's such a thing as applicable strength too developed through MA training/sparring


To call someone strong in Jiu-Jitsu is actually an insult.

To call someone strong in any martial art is basically an insult.

For Example:

If I roll against a higher belt and get whooped and they tell me I'm strong, I give them a "go **** yourself type look."

If I roll against a higher belt and get whooped and they tell me I'm pretty technical, I feel good about how I'm doing.

There is a fine difference between someone feeling strong, and someone just having solid technique like Anderson has. You're not going to catch him at a weight lifting contest, and I'm sure guys like Sonnen and Franklin are much stronger MW's but neither of them hold a win over Andy.

What does that say to you?


You know strength is very important for wrestling dont you?
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#22dingdong_malicePosted 7/9/2012 3:24:43 PM
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Man that barely looked like it touched him
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#23cadorPosted 7/9/2012 4:42:32 PM
Ninja_Guyver posted...
unless you're a freak like brock and mainly rely on strength and size, there are certain fighters who just have that physical advantage whether it be strength, speed, size, conditioning, etc. it definitely isn't all technique


This definitely. If it was all just technique, there would be no need for weight classes or men's and women's division.
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#24Phoenixmon2Posted 7/9/2012 5:11:55 PM
From: cador | #023
This definitely. If it was all just technique, there would be no need for weight classes or men's and women's division.


There wouldn't be if highly skilled fighters were a more common thing. But people who have been taught truly good techniques, like Silva, and have practiced them long enough to be able to use them effectively in a fight? Not that common.
#25GAM3_Ov3RsPosted 7/9/2012 5:29:36 PM
dingdong_malice posted...

You know strength is very important for wrestling dont you?


You also acknowledge that technique is about 90% of it too, right?

Most wrestlers tend to be very strong because of the conditioning. No other sport pushes you to go as hard as wrestling.. just nothing comes close.

They are strong for their sport, but that doesn't mean anything if you have no understanding of the techniques behind the art itself.

Here's another analogy:

Have some regular guy do a workout regimen a wrestler would normally do (no live sparring) just the workouts..

How much is he missing out? A hell of a lot for damn sure.

Now put him on the mat with even the crappiest guy on the team and see how fast he gets his **** wrecked. More than likely he wouldn't even last 30 seconds without getting pinned/submitted depending on what style of wrestling you're doing.
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#26J_sizzle222Posted 7/9/2012 7:59:52 PM
We all know that Silva has godly accuracy and timing, but what always leaves me scratching my head is just how much damage he causes even when his blows are partially blocked. I mean, that punch he dropped Sonnen with looked like it had no power behind it and was partially blocked, yet it still dropped him like a sack of potatoes.

Technique and timing are responsible for his ability to get clean, accurate shots on people but I've always thought that punching through someone's guard was a sign of power.
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#27BetaSquadronPosted 7/9/2012 8:05:42 PM
This is a mystery to me. I want to know if Silva's technique is innate to him or did he pick it up from someone that trained him? Plenty of people do Muay Thai, but they don't strike like Silva.
#28Phoenixmon2Posted 7/9/2012 8:16:29 PM
The technique required to be a skilled and dangerous fighter isn't something you can innately possess. Silva learned from the right people.