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Old 03-26-2009, 03:52 AM
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Why is everybody counting Anderson out already? I think he would stand a fair chance. At least as much as the guy who RJJ beat last weekend. If he has some time to start transitioning his striking into the boxing world I think he has a chance.
Ehhh, why would you give him as much of as chance as Omar Sheika?

Omar has well over 30 pro boxing fights(27 - 9), and has been in boxing title fights,
probably been boxing most of his life.


I don't count Anderson out completely, but I don't think a boxer could come into MMA with no fights and beat the equivalent of RJJ.
I just think striking in boxing is completely different than MMA and RJJ has a lifetime of experience and expertise on Anderson.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:02 AM
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[QUOTE=atomdanger]Ehhh, why would you give him as much of as chance as Omar Sheika?

Omar has well over 30 pro boxing fights(27 - 9), and has been in boxing title fights,
probably been boxing most of his life.


I don't count Anderson out completely, but I don't think a boxer could come into MMA with no fights and beat the equivalent of RJJ.
I just think striking in boxing is completely different than MMA and RJJ has a lifetime of experience and expertise on Anderson.[/
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Oh so true.. And vice-versa.. I think Anderson would be tired after round 2. Very different worlds. Im not being a hater just a realist...
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:02 AM
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Anderson won't be able to grab the back of his head and knee him in the face. He will be out of his element and Jones will quickly exploit any fundamental weakness in his boxing. Jones is one of the best boxers this world has seen, and whiles he's no spring chicken, the man is still solid. In the boxing world, Omar Sheika gets much more credibility than Anderson Silva.

I remember when I was young and Michael Jordan said he was going to play baseball. A part of me wanted to see him lead the White Sox to a World Series, but then I came back to reality.

I think if Anderson was going to be a successful boxer, he would have been discovered long ago and he would have stayed on that path. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:44 AM
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Ehhh, why would you give him as much of as chance as Omar Sheika?

Omar has well over 30 pro boxing fights(27 - 9), and has been in boxing title fights,
probably been boxing most of his life.


I don't count Anderson out completely, but I don't think a boxer could come into MMA with no fights and beat the equivalent of RJJ.
I just think striking in boxing is completely different than MMA and RJJ has a lifetime of experience and expertise on Anderson.
I don't think Omar is much of a fighter personally but that's another post

I don't think Anderson will win but I do think he CAN win... I guess that's the point I was trying to make. It's not like he's some guy out of the crowd at a boxing match. He is used to combat, he knows how to train, he's a professional athlete, he has striking skills.... he may not make it past the 3rd or 4th round but anything can happen in a boxing match. It only takes 1 punch so imo.... he has a chance.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:06 AM
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I don't think Omar is much of a fighter personally but that's another post

I don't think Anderson will win but I do think he CAN win... I guess that's the point I was trying to make. It's not like he's some guy out of the crowd at a boxing match. He is used to combat, he knows how to train, he's a professional athlete, he has striking skills.... he may not make it past the 3rd or 4th round but anything can happen in a boxing match. It only takes 1 punch so imo.... he has a chance.

I will give you that completely, it does only take one