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4/17/13 2:08 AM
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4/17/13 3:47 AM
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He has a different skillset than Silva and his last loss came against better competition. 

 

THis Aldo fight will go a long way to determining how far he can go in the P4p debate. Aldo's chin is solid so if Pettis wins at least 4 rounds I would say he just got a big boost in that debate.

4/17/13 5:47 AM
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People keep forgetting that part of Anderson's legendary-ness is because he stood the test of time. He wasn't some flashy striker who faded after his prime. At 38, he's doing some amazing stuff, disciplined, focused, mentally tough, and still creative and unpredictable in striking.

TLDR - Pettis can only be compared to Anderson when Pettis is in his mid-late thirties.
4/17/13 6:03 AM
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Pettis has the most amazing kick in combat sports ever. Props to him.
4/17/13 7:46 AM
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I think Pettis is very Anderson'esque. His movement, setting up angles and his ability to capitalize on small openings and land devastating blows are second only to Andy (imo). Anything can happen but he is certainly on the right track.
4/17/13 7:59 AM
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If there's one fighter you want to be like, its Anderson. Fuck all the haters! Pettis has set his goals high and I for one hopes that he achieves them. He's one of the most exciting fighters to watch.

4/17/13 11:56 AM
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The only thing Pettis is next is the victim of Aldo and the Brazilian crowd yelling "Vai morrer!". There will be no other Anderson Silva. Period.
4/17/13 12:06 PM
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now we have an expectation of Pettis to perform like Anderson which we all know is a snow balls chance in hell. The spider isn't just great because of his skills, he's great because of his mentality. Can't limit his greatness to just his skills imo. No one shows up on fight day like him.
4/17/13 12:43 PM
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Lets keep bringing up his one kick

Meanwhile he lost to Guida

Lets see if he can do even half of what Anderson has done before making such claims Phone Post 3.0
4/17/13 1:28 PM
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I don't think he gets past Aldo, but that's because Aldo is a beast. Pettis is good no doubt Phone Post 3.0
4/17/13 2:07 PM
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Not sure if he will ever be a skilled as Silva, mainly because Anderson's seems so impossible to reach. I think what makes Pettis awesome is his style. He's a good match up for most. Great stand up and great guard. Take down defense could use some work, but the guy is a talent. Phone Post

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