Anderson is the only GOAT who’s top 8 wins came via 1st/2nd round finish

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  1. Dozer .

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    Dan Henderson 2nd round Sub

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    Vitor Belfort 1st round KO

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    Forrest Griffin 1st round KO

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    Rich Franklin 1st round KO

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    Rich Franklin 2nd round KO

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    Chael Sonnen 2nd round KO

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    Nate Marquardt 1st round KO

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    Yushin Okami 2nd round KO

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    Huligani UFC = Ultimate Fighting Circus

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    Anderson Silva has also only beaten three or maybe four middleweights (being very generous with four) that could reasonably be called top 10 by today's standards, which is not bad but he is the most overrated MMA fighter of all time.
     
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    They all came pre USADA too
     
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    You're right but cue all the people acting like Anderson just beat cans.
     
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    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Lol it's hilarious how everyone cares about steroids ever since USADA came around. Before that no one gave a shit. I don't condone cheating but let's face it most guys were/are on something
     
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    It's not that he beat cans, his resume just lacks elite wins. like which one of those is his best win? Hendo?

    So you're saying Kazuo Misaki has just as big as win as Anderson Silva does?

    He lacks that big win
     
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    Has the face of someone who just saw death.
     
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    Coulda been GSP...:(
     
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    >when anderfraud fought someone who's well rounded
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    Yeah, no....

    Because steroids or whatever the hell PEDs he got caught with.
     
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    Anderson dismantled Rich so bad that now people barely give him credit for the wins anymore. it's easy to forget just how good Rich was before Anderson came to the UFC and laid waste to the entire division for the better part of the following decade
     
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    The thing is he always beat the best guys at the time.

    I understand what you're saying but who at the time of his reign could he have beaten for that "big win"? The only one it could've been was GSP but he didn't want to move up.
     
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    MMAfanJabroniJew Am the reel gold medal Olympic AAU chumpion

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    Great fighter , however his legacy is tainted for obvious reasons.
     
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    What roids was he on I forget.
     
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    GSP could have helped him but he's a 170er...

    He should have moved up. He used the whole teammate/brazilian excuse when they weren't really even his true teammates(Shogun, Lyoto) The Jones fight should have happened too.

    Anderson got a free pass because he went up and fought a past his prime forrest and two KOTC level fighters. PPl shit on GSP beating Bisping but Bisping was just as good as Forrest if not better and GSP at least beat him when he was champ.

    like look at everyone talking shit on DJ rn...but his resume is better than silvas imo... Benavidez is a top 10 P4P if he still fought...he's that good.. there's ppl that vote for the UFC rankings who still put him top 10. Also has cejudo who I think is a hell of a fighter..one of the best prospects mma has ever seen. Kyoji..these are all better wins than anything Anderson has imo
     
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    His wins were pre usada but so we're his opponents....

    People forget how amazing hendo, Franklin, griffin, maia, hell, even how good lutter, Lee Murray etc were.

    Recency bias.
     
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    No wonder GSP wanted no part of The Spider. Imagine how badly Silva would've mauled him lol
     
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    Top 8? How fucking convenial.
     
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    GSP Chael's him but subbing him instead of being subbed. Easy as pie.
     
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    Him or one of his opponents? You talking Bonnar, Griffin, Henderson, Belfort, Sonnen, Irvin, Marquardt, Leben, Murray? Anderson is a cheat but so are most of his opponents that we know of.
     
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