[quote="Marty"]I thought Andys win over Irvine was more impressive.
Syliva = big lumbering oaf (fe fi fo fum springs to mind)
Irvine = Dangerous dynamic striker
And Anderson made him look awful, bulk him up a bit (he says he walks at 215) and I think he'd tear Fedor a new one
Irvin isn't a top level fighter. Anytime he's faced decent competition, he's lost, and his best win is against Terry Martin who's a B level 185er.
Sylvia as much as people hate on him, is a top 5 HW with legit wins under his belt, you can't compare the two.
I love A. Silva but come on, he won't be able to jump from 185 to HW and beat fedor. Fedor's fought way more dangerous strikers at HW than anderson (cro cop, semmy schilt), the size difference would be too much for AS. That's why there's weight classes.
granted silva looked good against a bigger opponent in irvin, but we're talking not only a jump to HW here, but also fighting the best in that weight class (which irvin isn't even close to being the best at 205)