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1/3/13 12:08 PM
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Tad Ghostal
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I don't think so. He's never put anyone to sleep with one punch and his only 'one shot KO' was against Tony Frykland with the crazy Ong Bak elbow-uppercut.

Rogan often mentions that you're born with power and if you don't have it there's nothing you can do to gain it. If that's true I think it shows how incredible Anderson's technique and accuracy is, that he can be such a devastating striker with such little raw power.

Is power innate and is Anderson the exception that proves the rule?
1/3/13 12:18 PM
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He's so accurate he doesn't need Hendo power. Every shots on the button. Phone Post
1/3/13 12:18 PM
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Zed Wayne Zed - Well, put it like this.

If you can breathe, he can put you down in cartoon-like fashion.

Cartoon like fashion!-----LOL

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1/3/13 12:26 PM
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Only reason he doesn't get those big one punch KOs is because he's not swinging with everything he's got for the most part. He's more focused on landing his shots than trying to break their jaw. Machida is the same way, he obviously has power (look at Bader going nite-nite) but he rarely lands a shot like that because he's more concerned with connecting rather than KO'ing.
Just look at the face of his opponent when he lands a jab and you'll see how much power he has compared to a feather fisted guy doing the same thing.
1/3/13 12:29 PM
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His knees have ko power Phone Post
1/3/13 12:30 PM
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He doesn't have one-punch lights out power. He doesn't need it though and he lights up guys that so have it. Speed doesn't slump.....until age removes it.

When his speed and reflexes leave him, (his trump card right now) we will see frightful beatings put on him. I for one, hope he retires before this happens.

Guys that have knockout power carry that with them through to the end of their careers; it keeps them in very fight. Henderson and Goerge Foreman are extreme examples of this. When its speed and reflexes that a fighter has; when it "goes" they start to take beatings (Ali, Roy Jones, Ray Leonard). Phone Post
1/3/13 12:30 PM
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CaliKush -  His knees have ko power Phone Post

And elbows.

1/3/13 12:31 PM
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He KO'd Forrest with a jab... Phone Post
1/3/13 12:32 PM
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Zed Wayne Zed - Well, put it like this.

If you can breathe, he can put you down in cartoon-like fashion.


love it lol VTFU

1/3/13 12:36 PM
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JCSUPERMAN -
Zed Wayne Zed - Well, put it like this.

If you can breathe, he can put you down in cartoon-like fashion.


love it lol VTFU

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1/3/13 12:36 PM
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simonpe - He KO'd Forrest with a jab... Phone Post
Think he dropped okami with a jab before ko'ing him Phone Post
1/3/13 12:40 PM
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Zed Wayne Zed - Well, put it like this.

If you can breathe, he can put you down in cartoon-like fashion.


love it lol VTFU

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1/3/13 12:42 PM
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Samoa -  He doesn't have one-punch lights out power. He doesn't need it though and he lights up guys that so have it. Speed doesn't slump.....until age removes it.

When his speed and reflexes leave him, (his trump card right now) we will see frightful beatings put on him. I for one, hope he retires before this happens.

Guys that have knockout power carry that with them through to the end of their careers; it keeps them in very fight. Henderson and Goerge Foreman are extreme examples of this. When its speed and reflexes that a fighter has; when it "goes" they start to take beatings (Ali, Roy Jones, Ray Leonard). Phone Post

I don't know. Most mma strikers are just plain terrible, particularly on defense. Even without speed/reflexes, Anderson still has vastly greater skill, timing, and accuracy than most.

1/3/13 12:43 PM
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James Irvin would say yes.
1/3/13 12:43 PM
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While Anderson might not hit as hard as say Hendo, he does hit pretty hard.

Anderson also has laser precision counter strikes, and you know what they say: the ones that hurt the most are the ones you don't see coming.
1/3/13 12:45 PM
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Has enough power in any one of his limbs to stop any man on the planet @ 185 and 205.. So ya. Phone Post
1/3/13 12:47 PM
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You have to have power to drop Chris Leben with strikes.
1/3/13 12:52 PM
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People mistake power and the ability to land straight clean hard shots.

Anderson doesn't generally throw wild haymakers. He pops you in the face cleanly and punishes you till you make the final mistake or he gets bored of clowning you.

If you are fast , have brilliant technique and have your weight in the right place when you throw, the power is going to be there if you connect clean. Phone Post
1/3/13 12:53 PM
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Samoa -  He doesn't have one-punch lights out power. He doesn't need it though and he lights up guys that so have it. Speed doesn't slump.....until age removes it.

When his speed and reflexes leave him, (his trump card right now) we will see frightful beatings put on him. I for one, hope he retires before this happens.

Guys that have knockout power carry that with them through to the end of their careers; it keeps them in very fight. Henderson and Goerge Foreman are extreme examples of this. When its speed and reflexes that a fighter has; when it "goes" they start to take beatings (Ali, Roy Jones, Ray Leonard). Phone Post

I don't know. Most mma strikers are just plain terrible, particularly on defense. Even without speed/reflexes, Anderson still has vastly greater skill, timing, and accuracy than most.

Yeah, my point is that when his speed and reflexes go and the deficit between him and his opponents is eliminated........ Phone Post
1/3/13 12:54 PM
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Fast Pitch - James Irvin would say yes.
He one punched KO'd Irvin? No. He doesn't possess that kind of power. He possesses laser accuracy with very good power and then swarms for a ref stoppage. Phone Post
1/3/13 12:57 PM
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Samoa -  He doesn't have one-punch lights out power. He doesn't need it though and he lights up guys that so have it. Speed doesn't slump.....until age removes it.

When his speed and reflexes leave him, (his trump card right now) we will see frightful beatings put on him. I for one, hope he retires before this happens.

Guys that have knockout power carry that with them through to the end of their careers; it keeps them in very fight. Henderson and Goerge Foreman are extreme examples of this. When its speed and reflexes that a fighter has; when it "goes" they start to take beatings (Ali, Roy Jones, Ray Leonard). Phone Post

I don't know. Most mma strikers are just plain terrible, particularly on defense. Even without speed/reflexes, Anderson still has vastly greater skill, timing, and accuracy than most.


I suppose it depends on how he adapts as he ages, if he insists on continuing to fight at range and look for counters it could get messy quite quickly but I can imagine a 45 year old Anderson stalking forward, getting a clinch and landing knees. I seriously doubt we'll see him decline like Roy Jones, or any boxer for that matter, because of all the other skills he has.
1/3/13 1:00 PM
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Fast Pitch - James Irvin would say yes.
He one punched KO'd Irvin? No. He doesn't possess that kind of power. He possesses laser accuracy with very good power and then swarms for a ref stoppage. Phone Post

'Swarms'? That makes it sound like he swings wildly until the ref pulls him off. One of the things I find most impressive is his accuracy when punching a downed opponent. Irvin was covering up and he still managed to land cleanly.
1/3/13 1:02 PM
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Fast Pitch - James Irvin would say yes.
He one punched KO'd Irvin? No. He doesn't possess that kind of power. He possesses laser accuracy with very good power and then swarms for a ref stoppage. Phone Post

Wasn't it the first punch that dropped Irvin, broke his orbital, and made him go fetal? The remaining punches were academic.

Also the only one who didn't need to flail away on Forrest to pound him out. Anderson didn't even bother to follow up on the ground.

1/3/13 1:07 PM
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IDOHARM -  Stephen Bonnar-TKO, Chael Sonnen-TKO, Vitor Belfort-KO, Yushin Okami-TKO, Forrest Griffin-KO, James Irvin-KO, Rich Franklin-TKO and KO, Nate Marquardt-TKO, Chris Leben-KO, Tony Fryklund-KO, Curtis Stout-KO.

There were more, but I think you've got the point. Phone Post

Did you read my OP or just the title of the thread?

I'm not questioning his ability to finish a fight, I'm wondering if the fact he has little raw power (compared to a guy like Hendricks, who obviously does have KO power) makes it even more impressive that he finishes so many fighters.

Also, there aren't any KOs in MMA i.e. on the record books, only TKOs.
1/3/13 1:09 PM
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I dont believe Anderson has ever hit a guy with one punch and put them to sleep. Phone Post

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