Anderson Silva: GOAT career decline?

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  1. Ozze Brown Belt

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    Considering how high he was on his career with the records, crazy finishes, fans and GOAT status the fall was a hard one:

    - Gets KOed while clowning against Weidman and loses the title in an embarassing way. (0-1)

    - Rematches Weidman and breaks his legs in a fight he was losing. Sits out for a year. (0-2)

    - Comes back to decision WW Nick Diaz but gets busted for PEDs. Gives the lame dick pills excuse and gets a year suspension. (0-2-1)

    - Comes back to Bisping. Almost gets the KO but loses the decision. (0-3-1)

    - Faces Cormier just for the paycheck but loses as expected. (0-4-1)

    - Wins decision against top 10 Derek Bruson. Controversial to some, but still a win. (1-4-1)

    - Scheduled to fight Gastelum, gets pulled out by USADA due to another failed test. Still no conclusion but not looking good.

    Anderson is now 42, probably won't fight again until he's 43. Maybe he'll just retire before that and end his career in a suspension.

    It has been hard for the Spider, is his career decline GOAT?
     
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    Happens when you have fought as long as he has. Don't stay on top for ever. Just sucks about the PED issue.
     
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    Who is the GOAT at eating a sandwich?
     
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    Hendricks and Ronda declined harder imo
     
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    Yes, forgot about Ronda.

    She makes a good case as well. She lost her shit after her beatdowns.
     
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    His decline was much like his reign....legendary.
     
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    Hard to beat Ronda
     
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    He is the GOAT at declining with no grace
     
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    He already did enough to attain legend status. Let the man play
     
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    Yes and no, I guess nowadays he only cares for money. Hence why he fought DC on short notice coming right off surgery.

    Still, life could spare him a little, at least on Bisping decision which was pretty close. But hey, if he's happy earning trucks full of money I'm happy for him.

    Now that he got to a point so low where he won't even be the main event anymore he can call it a day.
     
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