Anderson Silva vs Demetrious Johnson Opponent quality

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  1. savemgs Brown Belt

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    Anderson Silva
    Division
    Middleweight
    Light Heavyweight
    Shooto Middleweight 169.8 lb aka Welterweight


    Shooto Middleweight Championship (One time)
    Cage Rage Middleweight Championship (One time, Final)
    Tied (Paul Daley) for most consecutive title defenses (3)
    Tied (Paul Daley) for most successful title defenses (3)
    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    UFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
    Unified UFC Middleweight and Pride FC Welterweight Championship
    Fight of the Night (Four times)
    Submission of the Night (Two times)
    Most Knockout of the Night Awards in the UFC (Seven times)
    Most consecutive title defenses (10)
    Most successful title defenses (10)
    Most finishes in UFC title fights (9)
    Most finishes in the UFC (14)
    Most finishes in the UFC Middleweight division (10)
    Most consecutive wins in the UFC (16)
    Longest win streak in UFC history (16)
    Highest significant strike accuracy in UFC (67.8%)[116]
    Most knockdowns landed in UFC History (17)[116]
    Tied (Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture) for third most wins in the UFC
    Longest UFC title reign (2457 days)

    Wins over
    Carlos Newton UFC Welterweight Champion
    UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament Runner Up
    And Top 5 Welterweight at the time.

    Tetsuji Kato Top 15 Welterweight at the time.

    Hayato Sakurai
    2009 DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinalist
    2005 PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix Runner-Up
    Shooto Welterweight Championship (One Time)
    And Top 3 Welterweight at the time.

    Vitor Belfort
    UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Winner
    UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    Was a Top 5 Heavyweight Light Heavyweight & Middleweight

    Roan Carneiro
    BattleGrounds MMA Grand Prix Championship
    And Top 15 Welterweight at the time.

    Alexander Otsuka
    Heavyweight
    mostly faced very high-ranked opponents, including all-time greats Renzo Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Igor Vovchanchyn, Quinton Jackson, Wanderlei Silva, and Anderson Silva, all of whom defeated him. Otsuka was famous for his toughness in the ring.

    Jeremy Horn
    Top 15 Heavyweight Middleweight Light Heavyweight at one time at the time.
    IFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
    King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Champion (One time)
    SCS Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    TKO Middleweight Championship (One time)
    2000 Rising Stars Middleweight Tournament Winnet
    Elite 1 MMA Light Heavyweight Championship
    5150 Combat League Middleweight Championship (One time)
    UCC World Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    IFC Light Heavyweight Tournament Finalist

    Lee Murray areer criminal, drug dealer
    Murray was involved in a scuffle with then-UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz outside of a nightclub in London after UFC 38 in July 2002, in which Murray allegedly fought Ortiz. Murray asserts he knocked Ortiz out
    Substantiated by Matt Hughes & Pat Miletich.

    Jorge Rivera
    was a top 15 Middleweight.

    Yushin Okami
    was a Top 5 Middleweight at the time.

    Tony Fryklund
    competed in the UFC, WEC, Bellator, Strikeforce, Cage Rage.

    Chris Leben
    WEC Middleweight Championship (One time, first)
    GC Middleweight Championship (One time)
    2010 Comeback Fighter of the Year by Sherdog and MMANews247
    The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Semi-Finalist
    Was A top 10 Middleweight at the time.

    Rich Franklin x 2
    UFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
    Was the 1# Middleweight in the UFC at the time
    And was a top 5 in fight 2


    Travis Lutter
    HnS Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    And was a top 10 Middleweight.

    Nate Marquardt
    Was a Top 10 Lightweight Welterweight & Middleweight
    Strikeforce Welterweight Championship (One time)
    1999 Bas Rutten Invitational 4 Lightweight Championship (One time)
    1999 I.M.A. Rumble In The Rockies Championship (One time)
    Pancrase Middleweight Championship (Three times, First)
    2000 Ring of Fire Middleweight Championship (One time)
    2000 King of Pancrase Middleweight Tournament Champion
    2002 Pancrase Spirit Tour Champion

    Dan Henderson
    The List is to fucking Long to post!

    James Irvin
    Top 20 Light Heavyweight at the time
    WEC Heavyweight Championship (One time, first)
    Rebel Fights Heavyweight Championship (One time)

    Patrick Côté
    MFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
    Was a top 10 Middleweigh at the time.

    Thales Leites
    SC Middleweight Championship (One time)
    Was a top 5 Middleweigh at the time.

    Forrest Griffin
    UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    The Ultimate Fighter: Light Heavyweight Tournament Winne
    Was a top 5 Light Heavyweight at the time.

    Demian Maia
    Super Challenge Tournament 182.6 lbs/83 kg (Winner)
    Top 10 Welterweight & Middleweight


    Chael Sonnen
    Hitman Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    Gladiator Challenge Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    DangerZone Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
    DangerZone Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
    was a top 5 Middleweight at the time.

    Stephan Bonnar
    The Ultimate Fighter 1 (Runner-up)

    Derek Brunson
    Top 20 middleweight

    Fabrício Camões
    A good fighter.

    No Wiki guys
    Waldir dos Anjos
    Curtis Stout
    Raimundo Pinheiro


    Demetrious Johnson
    UFC Flyweight Champion (one time, inaugural, current)
    Most consecutive title defenses in flyweight division history (eleven)

    Nick Pace
    CFFC Bantamweight Championship
    ROC Bantamweight Championship (One time)
    Not in the top 20 at the time

    Damacio Page
    LFC Flyweight champion
    Not it the top 20 at the time or now

    Norifumi Yamamoto
    HERO's 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Winner

    Miguel Torres
    WEC Bantamweight Championship (One time)

    Ian McCall
    TPF Flyweight Championship (One time)
    Was the 1 # Flyweight at the time.

    Joseph Benavidez
    Top 10 Bantamweight at the time.

    John Dodson
    The Ultimate Fighter 14 Bantamweight Tournament Winner
    top 10 Flyweight

    John Moraga
    Trilogy Championship Fighting Bantamweight Champion (2011)
    Rage in the Cage Bantamweight Crown (2012)
    top 10 Flyweight

    Ali Bagautinov
    top 10 Flyweight

    Chris Cariaso
    top 10 Flyweight
    ISCF Bantamweight Championship

    Kyoji Horiguchi
    Shooto Bantamweight Championship (1 time)
    top 10 Flyweight

    Henry Cejudo
    top 10 Flyweight

    Tim Elliott
    was just cut from the UFC
    Won The Ultimate Fighter 24.

    Wilson Reis
    EliteXC Bantamweight Championship (One time, First, Last)
    WFE Bantamweight Championship (One time)
    top 10 Flyweight

    Ray Borg
    top 10 Flyweight

    No wiki
    Brandon Fieds
    Jeff Bourgeois
    Eric Alvarez
    Louis Contreras
    Jose Garza
    Forrest Seabourn
    Louis Contreras
    Frankie Mendez
    Marshall Carlyle
    Jesse Brock
     
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  3. Toner Double Yellow Card

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    Anderson is a GOAT.

    DJ ducked someone in his own division (TJ).

    Everyone is on the steroids. Deal with it.
     
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  4. Kung Fu Tze MMA Moderator

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    I have Anderson as the GOAT. But it seems tainted now. Haters gonna Hate.
     
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  5. 1pedestrian Purple Belt

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    Documented top 10 ranked wins (anderson silva):

    (1) WIN - Tetsuji Kato - Mar/2/2001 -- Shooto - To The Top 2
    #9 WW - 2001 - Feb 8 - MMA Media Top 10

    (2) WIN - Hayato Sakurai - Aug/26/2001 -- Shooto - To The Top 7
    #1 P4P - 2001 - Apr 11 - MMA Media Top 10
    #1 WW - 2001 - Aug 6 - Stephen Quadros
    #1 WW - 2001 - Aug 14 - MMA Media Top 10

    (3) WIN - Alex Stiebling - Jun/23/2002 -- Pride 21 - Demolition
    #8 LHW - 2002 - Jun 11 - MMA Media Top 10
    #8 MW - 2002 - JUN - Associated Fight Press
    #9 LHW - 2002 - Jun 18 - Stephen Quadros

    (4) WIN - Carlos Newton - Mar/16/2003 -- Pride 25 - Body Blow
    #2 WW - 2003 - JAN - Full Contact Fighter
    #2 WW - 2003 - Jan 31 - Fighters & Broadcasters Poll
    #2 WW - 2003 - Feb 15 - MMA Media Top 10
    #3 WW - 2003 - Mar 4 - MMA News
    #2 WW - 2003 - MAR - Associated Fight Press

    (5) WIN - Jeremy Horn - Jun/27/2004 -- Gladiator FC - Day 2
    #2 MW - 2004 - Jun 21 - MMA News
    #2 MW - 2004 - Jun 22 - ADCC MMA Rankings
    #2 MW - 2004 - MAY - Fighters & Broadcasters Poll
    #3 MW - 2004 - APR(3-24) - Josh Gross-MaxFighting
    #4 MW - 2004 - Jun 22 - Stephen Quadros

    (6) WIN - Lee Murray - Sep/11/2004 -- Cage Rage 8 - Knights of the Octagon
    #5 MW - 2004 - Jul 5 - MMA Fighting
    #7 MW - 2004 - Jun 22 - Stephen Quadros Top 10
    #7 MW - 2004 - Aug 23 - MMA Collective-Ufight
    #7 MW - 2004 - Aug 23 - MMA News

    (7) WIN - Rich Franklin - Oct/14/2006 -- UFC 64
    #2 P4P - 2006 - Sep 30 - MMA News
    #1 MW - 2006 - SEP (20) - Bloody Knux
    #1 MW - 2006 - Sep 26 - MMA Weekly
    #1 MW - 2006 - Sep 30 - MMA News

    (8) WIN - Nate Marquardt - Jul/7/2007 -- UFC 73
    #7 MW - 2007 - May 29 - MMA News
    #7 MW - 2007 - Jun 27 - MMA Weekly
    #6 MW - 2007 - JUN - Full Contact Fighter

    (9) WIN - Rich Franklin - Oct/20/2007 -- UFC 77
    #4 MW - 2007 - Sep 25 - Sherdog
    #5 MW - 2007 - Sep 26 - MMA News
    #4 MW - 2007 - Oct 1 - MMA Fighting
    #4 MW - 2007 - Oct 10 - MMA Weekly

    (10) WIN - Dan Henderson - Mar/1/2008 -- UFC 82
    #6 P4P - 2008 - Feb 14 - 411mania MMA P4P
    #3 MW - 2008 - FEB (6) - MMA Fighting
    #4 MW - 2008 - Feb 18 - WAMMA Rankings
    #5 MW - 2008 - Feb 21 - Bloody Elbow-Meta Rankings
    #5 LHW - 2008 - Feb 3 - Fight Matrix-Published
    #2 LHW - 2008 - FEB (6) - MMA Fighting
    #5 LHW - 2008 - Feb 21 - Bloody Elbow-Meta Rankings
    #3 LHW - 2008 - Feb 20 - MMA Weekly
    #2 LHW - 2008 - Feb 21 - Sherdog

    (11) WIN - Thales Leites - Apr/18/2009 -- UFC 97
    #8 MW - 2009 - Apr 9 - MMA Fighting
    #6 MW - 2009 - Mar 16 - Josh Gross-Sports Illustrated
    #9 MW - 2009 - Mar 25 - Bloody Elbow-USAToday
    #9 MW - 2009 - Apr 7 - Sherdog

    (12) WIN - Forrest Griffin - Aug/8/2009 -- UFC 101
    #4 LHW - 2009 - Jul 14(17) - Independent World MMA Rankings
    #4 LHW - 2009 - Jul 16 - Sherdog
    #4 LHW - 2009 - Jul 30 - Bloody Elbow-USAToday
    #4 LHW - 2009 - Aug 3 - Fight Matrix-Published
    #3 LHW - 2009 - Jul 14 - MMA Weekly

    (13) WIN - Demian Maia - Apr/10/2010 -- UFC 112
    #5 MW - 2010 - Apr 2 - Sherdog
    #6 MW - 2010 - Apr 6(9) - Independent World MMA Rankings
    #8 MW - 2010 - Apr 4 - Fight Matrix-Published
    #8 MW - 2010 - Apr 2 - Josh Gross-Sports Illustrated
    #6 MW - 2010 - Apr 1 - MMA Bay (U.K.)

    (14) WIN - Chael Sonnen - Aug/7/2010 -- UFC 117
    #2 MW - 2010 - Jul 29 - Bloody Elbow-USAToday
    #2 MW - 2010 - Aug 1 - Fight Matrix-Published
    #2 MW - 2010 - Aug 4 - MMA Weekly
    #2 MW - 2010 - Aug 6 - Josh Gross-Sports Illustrated

    (15) WIN - Vitor Belfort - Feb/5/2011 -- UFC 126
    #5 MW - 2011 - Jan 11 - MMA Torch4
    #6 MW - 2011 - Jan 4 - Sherdog
    #7 MW - 2011 - Jan 8 - L.A. Times MMA Rankings
    #6 MW - 2011 - Jan 27 - Bloody Elbow-USAToday

    (16) WIN - Yushin Okami - Aug/27/2011 -- UFC 134
    #3 MW - 2011 - Aug 8 - Fight Matrix-Published
    #3 MW - 2011 - Aug 17 - L.A. Times MMA Rankings
    #3 MW - 2011 - Aug 22 - Sherdog
    #2 MW - 2011 - Aug 24 - MMA Weekly
    #2 MW - 2011 - Aug 26 - Bloody Elbow-USAToday

    (17) WIN - Chael Sonnen - Jul/7/2012 -- UFC 148
    #2 MW - 2012 - Jun 19 - L.A. Times MMA Rankings
    #2 MW - 2012 - Jun 27 - Sherdog
    #2 MW - 2012 - Jun 27 - MMA Weekly
    #2 MW - 2012 - Jul 1 - Fight Matrix-Published
    #2 MW - 2012 - Jul 2 - Bloody Elbow-MMA Nation

    (18) WIN - Derek Brunson - Feb 2017 - UFC 208
    #8 MW - Feb 6, 2017 - Sherdog
    #9 MW - Feb 6, 2017 - ESPN
    #7 MW - Feb 11, 2017- Bloody Elbow
     
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    MM = GOAT
     
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  7. DaGenius Silver Belt

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    I don’t need to read that to know anderson fought much tougher competition.
     
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    love you guys but y'all are living in the past.

    whittaker would decimate prime Anderson...


    And there really is no prime anderson because he was jacked up on dick pills, pre-usada
     
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  9. Toner Double Yellow Card

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    LOL
     
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  10. MastiffMike The BIG dog is here

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    All of DJ's opponents have been Top 5.

    It's not DJ's fault there's only like 5 guys in that division.

    Oh and Anderson is a PED cheat - so off the list he goes!
     
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  11. 1pedestrian Purple Belt

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    prove it with sources.
     
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    If they're not top 5 then how did they got their title shot?
     
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    I recall everyone saying Luke Rockhold would decimate a prime Silva. Then he gets KO by fucking Bisping who in turn gets starched by a 36 year old GSP(GSP was also the guy everyone was saying wouldn't hang with the current crop of WWs)

    Its the same shit every year on Sherdog. I've been reading it for over a decade.
     
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    Passed all of his tests in his prime so I still give him most of his deserved credit. But the case for GSP being the greatest keeps getting stronger.
     
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    whatever you are smoking, I want some
     
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    I don't discuss pre-usada
     
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    the game/talent has evolved. you're stuck back in 2010 when Anderson front kicked Vitor, both of them jack to the gills. You're living in the past man.

    everything before usada is wild west.
     
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  18. BobTheCockroach Blue Belt

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    Never.
    He has two unavenged losses, and has largely fought mediocre fighter
    GSP and Jones are far more impressive in every aspect
     
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    GSP arguably.

    Jones? You must be joking. If you've popped positive, you're removed from the GOAT conversation.

    A cheat is a cheat. There is no gray area.

    MM has cleaned out the division because it's where his size puts him. He's not a large man but his skillset dwarfs everyone else.
     
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    a human male just isnt supposed to be as small as might mouse.
     
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