Originally Posted by TheComebackKid
Lol. I'm pretty sure Anderson told Dana anyone but Jones and Bonnar was the only one to step up.
Also, do you remember what Dana said after Anderson beat Forrest? He told him he'd have to vacate the MW belt if he wanted to fight at 205 anymore. Silva wasn't willing to do that so if a 205er wanted to fight him he'd have to cut down to 185.
Weidman has had 9 fights and by no means deserved a fight with Anderson.
Anderson is 3-0 at LHW. What is GSP's record at MW? How about Jon Jones record at HW? What is Shogun's record at HW? Exactly. Anderson is the only one to actually step up and fight in a bigger weight class.
Until some of these other champions fight someone in a bigger weight class: Anderson > all.
More facts, less hate.
You know for every great fight Silva avoids there's an excuse, and i don't really pay attention to excuses. At the end of the day Silva has fought low tier opponents at 205 and avoided the best.
Fights he took at 205: Forrest, Bonnar, Irvin
Fighters he asked to drop weight: Shogun, Jones
Fights he's pushing for: WW's GSP & Nick Diaz
Fights he's not eager about
: Jones, Weidman, other elite 205'ers.
Actions speak louder than words.