Originally Posted by Shogo101
how can you define striking so narrowly? There's strikers that have found their way to defend takedowns and still be a threat. Look at Gus. How about we give your strikers the illusion (minus Machida who defended Weidman's takedowns well) that any of them are worth their salt (I'll get shit for saying this about Anderson but w.e) if they haven't evolved enough to avoid being taken down on the regular? If they can't adjust their style to the threat of takedowns then that makes them poor strikers in mma. This isn't k1.
He's one of a kind. He's tall, lengthy, athletic and awesome reflex (hence the great TDD) unlike Struve. And he would embarass Weidman if he moved up to his proper weight class. I really do believe he will attain the LHW belt.
Having said it does not take away from the striking prowess of Machida/Silva.
Anderson's one of my fav but I'd actually give him a shot over Jones more so than Gus.