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    Forrest Griffin has always been a “main event” fighter. By that I mean he puts on the best show of the night, usually.

    In his legendary TUF 1 championship match with Stephan Bonnar, he gave “blood and guts” a new definition and a new picture. In a fight in which I disagreed with the decision, I could not disagree that it is the No. 1 fight in UFC history.

    Anderson Silva is the best fighter I have seen. Since coming to the UFC, have you ever seen him busted up? Have you ever seen him nearing the point of submission (his, not his opponent)?

    Some on B/R question his excitability factor. Some claim he has become lethargic and unattractive to the typical MMA fan.

    I couldn’t disagree more. The man fights at the level of his competition. If he fights a bum, he just wins. If he fights a legend (Dan Henderson), he chokes him. If he fights a champion, he knocks him out (Rich Franklin)—twice.

    He makes the best use of his knees of any fighter that comes to mind. He destroyed Franklin with knees to the face.

    He is an excellent striker, a very formidable wrestler, and if a fighter allows him to get close to him, he becomes a boa constrictor.

    To think that Forrest Griffin will “make Silva fight” is a certainty. To think Griffin will win is foolishness. I like Griffin, but I gotta tell you, the Spider will pick him apart with counters and knees. Then he will wrap him up Muay Thai-style and take it from there.

    I don’t see anyone close to his weight beating him at this point. I would like to see Spider take on Lyoto Machida and see what he can do. Now that would be an entertaining fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMA Reporter View Post
    Forrest Griffin has always been a ?main event? fighter. By that I mean he puts on the best show of the night, usually.

    In his legendary TUF 1 championship match with Stephan Bonnar, he gave ?blood and guts? a new definition and a new picture. In a fight in which I disagreed with the decision, I could not disagree that it is the No. 1 fight in UFC history.

    Anderson Silva is the best fighter I have seen. Since coming to the UFC, have you ever seen him busted up? Have you ever seen him nearing the point of submission (his, not his opponent)?

    Some on B/R question his excitability factor. Some claim he has become lethargic and unattractive to the typical MMA fan.

    I couldn?t disagree more. The man fights at the level of his competition. If he fights a bum, he just wins. If he fights a legend (Dan Henderson), he chokes him. If he fights a champion, he knocks him out (Rich Franklin)?twice.

    He makes the best use of his knees of any fighter that comes to mind. He destroyed Franklin with knees to the face.

    He is an excellent striker, a very formidable wrestler, and if a fighter allows him to get close to him, he becomes a boa constrictor.

    To think that Forrest Griffin will ?make Silva fight? is a certainty. To think Griffin will win is foolishness. I like Griffin, but I gotta tell you, the Spider will pick him apart with counters and knees. Then he will wrap him up Muay Thai-style and take it from there.

    I don?t see anyone close to his weight beating him at this point. I would like to see Spider take on Lyoto Machida and see what he can do. Now that would be an entertaining fight.

    MMA reporter has really gone off the deep end.

    Yes I've seen Silva close to submission. That would be when he actually submitted.

    A formidable wrestler? I wont even dignify that one.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    I think Forest will lose because he will go after AS - Dana will lose it if AS is involved in another boring fight.
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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    I dont like forrests chances in this one. Claudale i dont know if he will go after him, his last couple fights he has tried to use his size and reach to kickbox and outpoint his opponent.

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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    mmareporter please watch the silva/lutter fight fast forward to the point where lutter is gasping for air crawls at silva and is able to take him down.

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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    Lutter gased against Franklin too.

    I think Dana will be in AS ear and has an agreement with Forrest to press the fight too. His last 2 defenses were nightmares
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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    In Anderson Silva's defense, he did TKO Cote and Leites simply would not engage him. There wasn't a whole lot more Silva, (or anybody else in that position) could have done.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    I believe the writer was saying that he has not been near being submitted since he came to the UFC. He hasn't been in any prolonged danger of losing since he got here.

    Since coming to the UFC, have you ever seen him busted up? Have you ever seen him nearing the point of submission (his, not his opponent)?
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    Default Re: Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    I believe the writer was saying that he has not been near being submitted since he came to the UFC. He hasn't been in any prolonged danger of losing since he got here.
    Good catch Zapp. I missed the since coming to the UFC part. Well lets see, Luter had full mount on him and was raining down strikes on him. That looked very bad for the Spider at that point. Henderson had side control and was smothering him. That too looked bad. Do those count as close?
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