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This is what GSP vs Silva not happening looks like

Big Nog’s been quite the newsmaker lately, plotting out the future of Anderson Silva’s career:

“The mystery about the UFC Rio card that takes place on Aug 27th starts to be unfolded. I have information in which my friend and current biggest phenomenon Anderson Silva will make the main fight of the event versus Japan’s Yushin Okami,” he wrote.

“They already fought in 2006 but that bout didn’t have a conventional end because Anderson was disqualified by throwing an illegal hit. This time he steps in as the favorite since he knocked down all the chief opponents at 185 lbs.”

Nogueira also says the current climate sees Anderson moving up to the 205lb division due to the lack of adversaries at his current weight class.

Meanwhile, MMA Junkie (still rock solid reliable when it comes to stuff like this) says not so fast on the Silva / Okami fight, but only because UFC brass ‘are going to wait to see the outcome of UFC 129’s main event.’ Translation: everyone fully expects GSP to pour cold water over the idea of an Anderson superfight as soon as he’s done wailing on Jake Shields.

The move up to light heavyweight sounds pretty cool though. Too bad it puts yet another nail in the coffin of the GSP / Silva superfight.

  • Take It Easy says:

    he’s going to be doing the bj penn when okami beats him and chael is comin for him

    too bad light heavyweight has jon jones and ryan bader

  • thingvolds says:

    “as soon as he’s done wailing on Jake Shields.”

    we’ll see about that.

  • frickshun says:

    Take It Eaze–>do you actually fucking believe that Bader could be Andy? C’mon man, you gotta try harder than that.

  • unclefesterdanawhite says:

    Sadly UFC is being dominated by dry humpers now so you never know. To survive at the top flight of MMA, wrestling has to be your base pretty much. I think Jose Aldo is pretty much the only exception to the rule. For a guy with a BJJ base, he’s got great defensive wrestling. A good enough wrestler with good BJJ defense could beat Aldo though. Anderson Silva on the other hand is very much mortal. Unlike Aldo, his takedown defense isn’t that great and we’ve seen him get bullied on the ground. However Henderson and Sonnen have poor BJJ defense and they paid for it. Probably a stretch to think Bader would beat Anderson Silva but I’d heavily favor Jon Bones Jones over Anderson Silva. Anderson naturally has a strikers’ chance just like he does in every fight. But Bones is a real bad style matchup for Anderson.

  • chim55 says:

    i flat out do not believe Nog.

  • Symbul says:

    It’s a bit telling that the biggest narrative leading into the GSP-Shields fight is whether GSP will want to fight Anderson after that. After that initial rush of optimism though I don’t think it’s happening. It makes plenty of sense for GSP to stick around at 170 and just keep crushing whoever they put in front of him.

    I think Jones might have too many physical tools for Anderson but I’d pick Silva over Bader any day.

  • CAP says:

    Too bad Bones has a division to clear out. I’d like to hear what Anderson would have to say about that fight.

    “Sorry, I have unfinished business with Yushin Okami” – Ed Soarse. That’s the response I would imagine.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    I see GSP moving up to make room at welter for Marquardt. But I fully realize this may only be a delusion.

    But since he waited so long, Andy will move up and he’ll be left superfightless.

  • frickshun says:

    Please oh please shut the fuck up about “superfights”. It’s a relic of boxing. Here in the UFC, Dana makes people fight (barring same-camp nonsense…..unless you’re black & have no loyalty). Fedor thinks every fight he has is a “superfight” & all of us should take it in the ass to see it happen.

    Ya know what my idea of a superfight is…….EVERY FUCKING FIGHT I GET TO WATCH LIVE OR ON TV. I want to see them all (unless they’re Asian or women……just kidding about the women……unless they’re Asian women……except for maybe Mega Megu).

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