Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Send this to Anderson Silvas future opponents

This is a post I've been wanting to make for a long time - a prescription for someone to defeat Anderson Silva. Will it work? Probably not. But, from my vantage point, where Silva excels is in the clinch. Too many MMA fighters fall prey to knees after being tied up in the Thai clinch, so I am doing my part to help preserve the looks and brains of the past and future victims of Silva's knee! Watch his match with Rich Franklin:

Then watch the aftermath in this video (language warning) which details some of the damage that Franklin took by his inability to handle that clinch.

What defeated him? The inability to handle the Thai clinch and knee. All of the other openings were created by the Thai clinch inside position that Silva took, then the subsequent knees to the face that set up his defeat.

For help, check out this post at some site called TDA Training (never heard of it, but this post is OK):

Defend the Thai Clinch

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