Anderson Silva Could Crush Fedor Emelianenko

CJ DacontaCorrespondent IAugust 10, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:  Anderson Silva (R) throws a right punch to Forrest Griffin during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

I have always had my opinion that if Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko fought, Silva would win, but he really hadn't done anything that impressive to back up my claim.

Well, after watching Forrest Griffin get absolutely dominated in such a brutal fashion, there just wasn't any doubt in my mind: Silva could crush Fedor. 

It all boils down to how ungodly Silva is as a striker. When you can put your hands down, dodge blows like a Jedi, and then do a straight backpedaling punch that sends your opponent to the ground, you know you're good. 

Fedor has always been heavy-handed, but he has never been a great technical striker. A perfect example was his bout with Andrei Arlovski, who was clearly getting the better of the striking—that is, until he put his big glass chin in front of Fedor's fist. This wouldn't be the case for Silva.

It absolutely amazed me how Silva was ducking around Forrest's punches, then to pop up and punch him and bring Forrest to the ground. It was insane; it looked like he wasn't even trying. He just was like get outta here BOOM. 

Anderson Silva is now at the top of my p4p list. I would love to see the superfight between Silva and GSP, but I have a feeling GSP would lose. Silva is going to be much, much bigger; this will be like a super Thiago Alves but with a BJJ ground game.