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Old 04-28-2009, 06:26 PM
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yeah but until its announced on UFC.com its all speculation
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:13 PM
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yeah but until its announced on UFC.com its all speculation
its being reported on yahoo as well

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:20 PM
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its being reported on yahoo as well

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:12 PM
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I think out of the last few guys to fight Silva Forrest is the best chance to take him.

If this fight does happen it will be pretty big because Forrest is a good draw and so is Anderson.

I'd like to see Forrest KO Anderson but I'm not sure how.

He will have trouble dealing it andersons strikes because Forrests leg kicks won't work against Anderson.

I think Forrest should try and GnP him out.

Although I'm pretty confident Randy could come up with a plan for it.
forrest aint koing anyone he has pillow fists

good style matchup for anderson
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:18 PM
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Interesting fight. I would have thought a Silva fight against "Shogun" would have been interesting, but why not make it a blockbuster with Forrest. On paper you would hardly give Forrest a chance. Off the top of my head I see it going the way of Rich Franklin verses Anderson Silva, but then I remember that Forrest has Randy Couture in corner. This doesn't automatically move Forrest into the winner's circle, but it does provide the ability to game plan effectively for such a dynamic fighter in Silva that has shown some holes in his game the last few fights. Silva doesn't want to push the fight on his feet, he seems to rather sucker his opponent into his reach where he can then brutalize them with the clinch, effectively landing knees, kicks, and elbows.

Forrest does have decent take down skills and ground and pound, although you do have to enter the danger zone with Silva to take him down. Forrest's defense against subs should work in his favor. He is Couture trained fighter so his posture in his opponents guard is usually top notch. Anyways, Forrest needs to use his size and reach against Anderson. He should have a significant weight advantage so if he does manage to take Silva down his weight and pressure should come into play to his advantage.

On his feet, if Forrest can land strikes from a distance and land his jab and leg kicks without having to get close he should be ok.

Still there is no other striker nearly as feared as the Spider, it would take some serious balls for Forrest to sit in the pockett with Anderson Silva. Forrest isn't going to knock anyone out, so his plan on his feet would be to score points.

I won't count Forrest out, I will be a fan of his during this fight, is he the underdog, sure, but the biggest light heavy against a 185 pounder moving up? I like it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:32 PM
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rather Rampage vs Silva. Forrest will be retired in this fight.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:50 PM
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Kevin Iole is usually pretty reliable
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:04 PM
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Forrest will have a reach advantage and I think he can take it. He brok his hand in the Evans fight which I think neutralized his ground and standup game. I'm picking Griffin by decision.
and a size/strength advatage, Forrest is a pretty big boy
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:31 AM
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its now officially announced on the UFC.com website.

silva will at least have to fight this one
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:50 AM
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This is going to be an awesome fight provided Anderson actually fights it
Griffin by pure heart and determination as Silva doesn't have much of either it seems
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