Roach: Silva lost because he got lazy


Freddie Roach was recently a guest on the 'The MMA Hour' and spoke, amongst other things, about Anderson Silva's recent loss to Chris Weidman and what he though went wrong for Silva:

"I definitely saw him get knocked out," Roach said, referring to Silva's UFC 162 loss to Chris Weidman on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "My thought on that is that he just plays around too much. I think it's too easy for him sometimes. He just got caught playing around. In this sport, one punch can change things, and this isn't a sport you should actually play [around].

"The thing is, I think he gets a little bored in there because he's talented, and he seems like he's more talented than a lot of the guys. He is one of the best I've ever worked with. He understands timing and distance really well. I think he could've avoided taking those shots, but again, I'm not sure what his thought process was. I think he was just a little bit lazy and playing around too much."

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RyanVonDoom site profile image  

8/12/13 5:51 PM by RyanVonDoom

I'm guessing you were trying for "stalking." You might want to look up the proper spelling. While doing that, you might also want to learn the actual definition of it. So far, your insults, spelling ability, and vocabulary, have all been exposed as being on a 2nd grade level. I'm guessing if you ever drop your pants in front of a female some day, something else will be added to that list.

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8/12/13 5:47 PM by zedlepln

Agreed, but there's much more to it than that. He actually trained for a fighter that slips. Longo got training partners to emulate this technique in sparring, and he worked counter techniques to address it. If anyone had prepared for it in any of Anderson's previous fights, it didn't show. And it's not as easy as it might look to hit someone with their hands down. I love this sparring drill, even as slow as I am. You are forced to move your feet, follow your punches and break the alternating side pattern that so many people train ad nauseum. If you don't, even my slow ass can dodge you.

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8/12/13 5:38 PM by UGCTT_EnderTL

I agree with this. Silva clowned a bunch of guys and still won. Weidman had to ignore Admiral Akbar screaming in the back of his mind and just go after Silva when he was clowning. Most others froze in that situation.

kicktothecrotch site profile image  

8/12/13 5:35 PM by kicktothecrotch

Don't get me wrong I still give the standup to Anderson I just meant that he wasn't landing the shots that he wanted to, which is something I had never seen from him before. He was definitely landing shots I just think having someone push the pace on him without being able to land his normal counter shots threw his timing and focus out the window.

Rudi site profile image  

8/12/13 5:26 PM by Rudi

The reason you're staking me bitch?

RyanVonDoom site profile image  

8/12/13 5:22 PM by RyanVonDoom

And the reason you're still here is???

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/12/13 5:21 PM by SKARHEAD

Silva was missing all the punches he througfh at Weidman and getting tagged quite a bit despite his attempted head movement long before he was playing around too much. Weidman was beating Silva at his own game and that's not even counting the kneebar he almost caught him in.

zedlepln site profile image  

8/12/13 5:01 PM by zedlepln

He actually landed a left hook during the same counter that put him down. Basically the same counter hook (just as flush but probably not as much torque) that put out Forrest.

kicktothecrotch site profile image  

8/12/13 4:58 PM by kicktothecrotch

I've heard so many people say that Anderson got caught because he was being cocky/bored with how much better he was than Weidman but I never hear the fact that Anderson was missing a lot of his punches. I can't remember Anderson ever missing as many punches actually I can't really remember him ever completely missing and hitting nothing but air like he did against Weidman. I think Anderson knew that win or lose Weidman was going to make him look way less dominant than normal and the possibility of losing a decision was not something he wanted to risk.

Ip Man 81 site profile image  

8/12/13 4:14 PM by Ip Man 81

Too old and slow? He's probably faster than 90% of there fighters at that weight still, more skilled than 95% of that fighters at that weight. He got caught is all.