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

Recent
Watch the official weigh-in for FOX UFC Saturday: Werdum vs. Browne.
Apr 18, 2014
Jim Miller reels in his third straight win by submission or knockout in this UFC on FX 1 bout against Melvin Guillard.
Apr 16, 2014
Jon Jones shows that he is the true phenom, taking out Vitor Belfort en route to his eighth straight win and fourth successful title defense.
Apr 18, 2014
They are some of the most gorgeous women in Brazil and now they're competing for a spot to be an Octagon girl for the upcoming TUF Brazil 3 finale. New episodes post every Sunday night, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Apr 18, 2014