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Old 08-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #41
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Defend at least four times against the likes of Silva, Belfort, Sonnen and Jacare and we can start talking about it

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #42
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Beating AS at the end of his career isn't as great as 10+ title defenses.

We may see a Silva era or a Machida era.

Wideman's injury history could be a greater issue than his skill set. His knees have been torqued so many times in elite BJJ training.

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Old 08-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #43
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Beating AS at the end of his career isn't as great as 10+ title defenses.

We may see a Silva era or a Machida era.

Weidman's injury history could be a greater issue than his skill set. His knees have been torqued so many times in elite BJJ training.
I'm not trying to take anything way from Weidman. He knocked Silva the Fawk out, but Silva is a very special fighter. For me to accept that Weidman is the better man, he would have to do ALOT.

Anderson Silva 33-5, finishing 26 times.
16-1 in the UFC, 16 fight win streak, longest in history.
Anderson started his UFC career by finishing his first 8 opponents.
During his 16 fight win streak he finished 14 times while fighting twice at light heavy weight for shits and giggles.
Anderson Silva is considered by many to be not just the greatest middle weight but the greatest mixed martial artist in any weight class in history.
Silva has 16 UFC wins, tied 2nd for most ever by any fighter.
Silva has a striking accuracy of 67.8%, the highest in UFC history.
Silva has 17 knockdowns, the most in UFC history.
Silva has 11 wins by KO, the most in UFC history.

These things don't even take into account his ring presence and his spectacular and varied attacks. Nothing against Weidman, the dude is awesomely tough and talented but you guys that think he might step up and exceed Anderson Silva need to evaluate what it is you are saying.

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Old 08-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #44
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needs to make a long run first of course, tough shoes to fill - lots of people will prob give him the status if he beats silva first, bc it would be wierd to rank silva above hima t that point - but im more about streaks / title runs etc.

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