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  • grapplure

    will lyoto recapture the tittle??

  • falcon4917

    for the people that think AS looks so big just look at him here he is definetly smaller than Machida.

  • UnderdogGreatness

    I doubt he will, but there’s a very slim chance.

  • Anton Gurevich

    How come? Silva’s frame is way bigger than the one of Machida. If SIlva was Fedor, he would fight at Heavyweight.

  • UnderdogGreatness

    The Spider vs The Dragon = Great sparring video.

  • Riddle-jitsu

    These two look like cans nothing special here, looks like amateur hour. brock would tap these two out in seconds!!

  • falcon4917

    Are you kidding. Taller isn’t bigger. Silva is much smaller in build than Rampage, Forrest, Jon Jones, Lyoto, Shogun, Bader, Randy, Tito, etc. He would be a small LHW but he would be just as tall.

  • falcon4917

    If you were Fedor you would speak the truth on the matter.

  • Drago

    hahahaha, youre funny dude…

  • falcon4917

    Thats because they are cans but don’t open one because you know it’s full of woop-ass!

  • IChokePeople

    They looked to have about the same frame to me. Lyoto looks to be slightly bulkier.

  • lucha libre

    they both suck compared to shogun

  • mmauk

    Silva has a slim build and walks around at 220, Machida is wider and thicker. He could easily fight at 205 as we all know but if ain’t broken there’s nothing to fix. Silva could still win some fights at LHW but I could see Rashad holding him down for 3 rounds with minimal fuss he’s way more explosive thn Sonnen. Plus Rashad is huge I reckon he walks around at at least 235 probably more than that doe

  • Krogan

    Not sure what video you were looking at, Silva is clearly bigger then Machida.

  • Krogan

    Interesting to see just how much better Machidas ground game is then Silvas, both in takedowns and subs seemed pretty one sided.

  • JoeFaceHood

    Shart FTW @ 2:10.

  • 808scrappah

    i wonder who your next favorite fighter is going to be after jon jones dominates shogun rua. you sound like one of those fedor fans that jumped ship after he lost.

  • Riddle-jitsu

    yeah cause machida got his blackbelt off minotauro in his happy meal whilst silva got his off of minotoro in his!

  • friendlyfoe

    noticed it too. tapped out silva with a knee-bar.

  • HunterB

    no rashad won the TUF 2 at around 215-220 lbs, numerous times its been said he could probably even drop to 185

  • 808scrappah

    dude stop. some of the lowkick fans are meatheads, they arent going to catch the sarcasm. the fans im referring to are mainly from russia.

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  • falcon4917

    No way. Look at the shoulder width and chest width. AS is much more lanky.

  • speede

    I wouldn’t put to much into this video as it is only sparring and it seems they are well into their workout

  • falcon4917

    yes but the takedowns seemed more like practicing takedown defence rather than AS looking for such things. I doubt this is a clear story of the differences between them. Neither look like they are doing everything possible and both seem to be experimenting and trying different manouvers. I noticed too that both seemed very elusive in the kickboxing area even for each other. I noticed also the front kick thrown by AS. Styles do make fights and I can see Lyoto being a problem for AS even though AS dominated Franklin better.

  • falcon4917

    As far as I know AS has said before that in sparring that Machida does get the upper hand more often but we’ll never know in a real fight what the outcome since Andersons striking can obviously stop you long before you get a chance to expose his faults. Would be interesting to see them fight and in a real fight I would still pick silva based on his killer instinct and Machidas catch me if you can approach. In sparring where there is little danger with the strikes I can see why Machida would be very aggressive and use his size and strength to get the upper hand.

  • falcon4917

    but silva has dropped to 168

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  • Jkc

    Gotta love the respect between most of these fighters, you can tell there was never bad blood between these two where egos clashed. just two great fighters trying to better themselfs

  • biggidybigz

    I’m pretty sure this is Anderson Silva training Machida for the Couture fight. That’s why Silva is taking lots of punches, getting taken down and getting submitted. He’s letting Machida do it. He’s giving some resistance but not much.

  • MMAW

    well you can’t really say who got a better ground game from just 3 minutes of cut up video

  • newportsb

    I was thinking same thing ha

  • TheEnforcer

    Machida was the bigger guy they both were trying and Machida got the better that doesnt mean shit if they fought in a real match who knows

  • ShoGun22

    If silva cant stop machidas takedowns then he sure as hell wont be able to stop GSPs takedowns

  • doberman

    Not with JJ being the new champ

  • dudenicecock

    i disagree, i think lyoto might be the only man who could beat jones. lyoto is still a bit of puzzle and he could pose problems to jones. of course this is all speculation and the only way we could know for sure is if the fight happened. it would be an interesting fight though, if lyoto can get back to his winning ways.

  • azzkika

    I am a massive Fedor fan and always have and will be. Most Fedor fans are long term MMA fans and dont just ride the nuts of the most popular fighter (ie brock). Sure fedor got dominated by Silva in the second round to such an extent the fight was stopped, but he is still an amazing fighter even if his best days are behind him. A sign of what a true fighter fedor is was highlighted by how he took that beating all the while trying to defend himself and even attempting a submission right on the bell, rather than just tucking up like many many fighters do and hope to not get hit.

  • Hit2Hurt

    Rashad has been putting on weight more recently though. He said himself he started his last camp at 237. He could still get down if he wanted to but he’d have to start shedding that muscle he’s been putting on. He looked bigger that before when he fought Rampage.

  • Nemesis

    If silva was Fedor, he would have jumped into maias guard

  • 808scrappah

    of course youre a long term mma fan, youre like almost pushing 80, old man….i didnt even start following mma until i was a senior in high school…too busy with girls and sports to watch too much tv, sorry buddy…didnt mean to offend you…