Article

Eurosport - UFC: Irvin to rely on brute strength

James Irvin says he has not wasted much time trying to work out a gameplan for when he meets the world's top pound-for-pound fighter Anderson Silva on Saturday in what will be Silva's debut at light-heavyweight.

James Irvin says he has not wasted much time trying to work out a gameplan for when he meets the world's top pound-for-pound fighter Anderson Silva on Saturday in what will be Silva's debut at light-heavyweight.

Silva is regarded as one of the most multi-faceted fighters in mixed martial arts, and Irvin has quickly understood the futility of trying to map out a technical game plan with Silva.

Instead, Irvin has decided he's simply going to go in and brawl with Silva and hope that his size and strength wins out over Silva's speed, quickness and precision striking.

"I won't back down for a second from him," said Irvin. "That doesn't mean I will go crazy - he's the best fighter in the world for a reason and I respect that.

Click here for the entire story

Media

Recente
Brandon Thatch è un amante degli animali. Uno sguardo alla vita personale di Thatch conoscendo anche i suoi cani. Non perdere Thatch nell'Ottagono ad UFC 196 quando affronterà Siyar Bahadurzada.
14-feb-2019
Former UFC lightweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone makes his UFC welterweight debut at Fight Night Pittsburgh on FS1 Sunday, Feb. 21. Hear Cowboy talk about why he fights, how he approaches life and more.
12-feb-2016
UFC legend Anderson "The Spider" Silva returns to the Octagon to face Michael Bisping at Fight Night London live and streaming exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.
13-feb-2016
Anderson Silva torna nell'Ottagono per il lungamente atteso match tra "Spider" e Michael Bisping. Si scontreranno a Londra il 27 Febbraio in diretta esclusiva su FOX Sports Italia.
12-feb-2016