Does Anderson have KO power?

Samoa - 
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.

Samoa - 
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.

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.

I dont believe Anderson has ever hit a guy with one punch and put them to sleep. Phone Post

Tad Ghostal -
Samoa - 
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.

That's not what I meant.....but review the finishes of his fights.....that's what I meant.

People area misunderstanding what I mean so will be clear:

Anderson does NOT have one punch end the fight touch you and done power. Fedor, Henderson, Rampage, Hunt, Carwin, Hendricks, Condit, kind of power.

I'm not denigrating the guy. I'm not saying he isn't the GOAT, but I am writing the truth. Phone Post

orcus -
Samoa - 
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.

Was he knocked out....or not? Yes, or no. Phone Post

Samoa - 
Tad Ghostal -
Samoa - 
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.

That's not what I meant.....but review the finishes of his fights.....that's what I meant.

People area misunderstanding what I mean so will be clear:

Anderson does NOT have one punch end the fight touch you and done power. Fedor, Henderson, Rampage, Hunt, Carwin, Hendricks, Condit, kind of power.

I'm not denigrating the guy. I'm not saying he isn't the GOAT, but I am writing the truth. Phone Post


Condit next to Fedor,Hendo,Carwin and Hunt? Derp

Samoa - 
Tad Ghostal -
Samoa - 
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.

That's not what I meant.....but review the finishes of his fights.....that's what I meant.

People area misunderstanding what I mean so will be clear:

Anderson does NOT have one punch end the fight touch you and done power. Fedor, Henderson, Rampage, Hunt, Carwin, Hendricks, Condit, kind of power.

I'm not denigrating the guy. I'm not saying he isn't the GOAT, but I am writing the truth. Phone Post


I'm with you on the anderson stuff, but putting Condit in that list of names for power punchers? WHUT?

Samoa - 
Tad Ghostal -
Samoa - 
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.

That's not what I meant.....but review the finishes of his fights.....that's what I meant.

People area misunderstanding what I mean so will be clear:

Anderson does NOT have one punch end the fight touch you and done power. Fedor, Henderson, Rampage, Hunt, Carwin, Hendricks, Condit, kind of power.

I'm not denigrating the guy. I'm not saying he isn't the GOAT, but I am writing the truth. Phone Post


Swarm is actually quite an apt word now that I think about it, especially considering the 'Killer Bee' moniker. I definitely disagree with Orcus' use of the word flail though, landing straight punches is the opposite of flailing.

IDOHARM - 
Tad Ghostal -
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.

A KO would be considered a complete loss of consciousness, whereas a TKO would be attributed to Ref stoppage while the fighter still maintains some basic motor functions. That's the difference.

I read your entire question, and his fight records definitively answers it. Anderson Silva is a knockout artist in all respects, and you'd need power and accuracy to produce the record that he has. Phone Post


Who determines a complete loss of consciousness? The term KO comes from boxing and means that you didn't beat the 10 count, there's no 10 count in MMA so there's no KOs.

I think a fighter's knockout power in my opinion depends upon the chin of the guy he's fighting. Of course timing & accuracy comes into play as well and Anderson is second to none when it comes to those attributes.

Yoghurt -
Samoa - 
Tad Ghostal -
Samoa - 
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.

That's not what I meant.....but review the finishes of his fights.....that's what I meant.

People area misunderstanding what I mean so will be clear:

Anderson does NOT have one punch end the fight touch you and done power. Fedor, Henderson, Rampage, Hunt, Carwin, Hendricks, Condit, kind of power.

I'm not denigrating the guy. I'm not saying he isn't the GOAT, but I am writing the truth. Phone Post


Condit next to Fedor,Hendo,Carwin and Hunt? Derp

I was thinking of one punch KO's and Condits knockout of Hardy came to mind. Maybe you can derp an example of a one PUNCH / walk away KO punch of Anderson's? Which punch?

That would mean that Condit POSSESSESthe power for it, if he did it, right? Phone Post

spinningfapkick - Lol at Anderson not having KO power. Bunch of idiots. This is why I stay on the OG. Phone Post

Definitely has KO power; in bunches. However, definitely does NOT have one-punch, one-and-done, walk away as they fall power. Phone Post

One of the only fighters to ever drop Hendo with a punch. I personally think Dan was basically TKO'd before Anderson cinched up the RNC, too.

Samoa - 
Yoghurt -
Samoa - 
Tad Ghostal -
Samoa - 
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.

That's not what I meant.....but review the finishes of his fights.....that's what I meant.

People area misunderstanding what I mean so will be clear:

Anderson does NOT have one punch end the fight touch you and done power. Fedor, Henderson, Rampage, Hunt, Carwin, Hendricks, Condit, kind of power.

I'm not denigrating the guy. I'm not saying he isn't the GOAT, but I am writing the truth. Phone Post


Condit next to Fedor,Hendo,Carwin and Hunt? Derp

I was thinking of one punch KO's and Condits knockout of Hardy came to mind. Maybe you can derp an example of a one PUNCH / walk away KO punch of Anderson's? Which punch?

That would mean that Condit POSSESSESthe power for it, if he did it, right? Phone Post


Point to a specific place in my post where i said Condit does not possess KO power.

BradGluckman - 



Hilarious!

spinningfapkick -
Samoa -
spinningfapkick - Lol at Anderson not having KO power. Bunch of idiots. This is why I stay on the OG. Phone Post

Definitely has KO power; in bunches. However, definitely does NOT have one-punch, one-and-done, walk away as they fall power. Phone Post

Refer to the griffin gif please. That's Anderson pawing at someone's jaw, and them dropping. Are you saying you would be willing to let silva smash you in the face once to prove your point? Phone Post

Nothing has nothing to do with nothing. Phone Post

Samoa - 
orcus -
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


So your point is when he gets older and is unable to fight as well as he does now he will lose more?

Brilliant.