Michael Rome attempts to hypnotize you into believing that Forrest Griffin has a decent chance of beating Anderson Silva:
This will be a seriously competitive fight, regardless of what people are saying. Forrest isn’t an amazing technical striker, but he is very good at throwing in high volume and overwhelming his opponents with his relentless pace. This is only a 3 round fight, and his style tends to do very well on score cards. Anderson can’t just take his time getting into this fight, or he could find himself down a round or even two going into the third.
Forrest beat Shogun and Rampage when they were ranked number one in the world at light heavyweight. People find reasons to diminish these wins, but it’s an exercise in futility. You can do it to diminish almost anyone’s wins in a sport as unpredictable as MMA. The bottom line is that before both of those fights, people asked the same exact question people are asking now: “How can Forrest win?”
Dan Henderson managed to win one round against Anderson Silva. Ditto Travis Lutter, and even Thales Leites managed to win one. Is it so far fetched to think that Forrest can win two rounds and not get smashed? Personally, I think so but I can at least understand where some of you are coming from when you spout that “Forrest can win! Anderson can be exposed” nonsense.