While he was UFC champ the destruction he layed down on " in their prime" fighters was fucking impressive.It can't be argued. He flat out handled prime Rich ....twice and first fight was tough to watch.Rich took about 188 knees in that plumb- brutal.. Prime Marquadt who didn't pass "eye test" didn't make it out of 1st. Lutter- the first guy to implement a game plan that made Anderson work......was brutally finished in 2nd round (pretty sure). Made quick work of 37 year old top ranked Hendo in a 2nd round RNC. I'LL never forget Irvin-s sound bite before his fight with Silva at 205 : "I'm going show Anderson why we have weight classes "..... then Anderson proceeded to literally put a vagina in the middle of Irvin' s face- brutal cut and 1st round destruction. Griffin ran into cage like a nervous fan- fought like one- got finished quickly like one.....and then proceeded to run out of cage like one. Look what he did to prime Vitor- first round kick to the mug....night-y nite. Okami- " re match" was not competitive a single bit in a 2nd round destruction.. Sonnen re-match ....another early beat down. Bonner tried his luck at 205 and again- another fighter who looked like he didn't belong in same cage as Anderson- -- another brutal 1st round retirement. He had a few "so so" performances along the way.... a few being the operative words. This is what separates himself from Gsp.