Who would Anderson have fought next?

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  1. KCMMAMouth

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    Let's rewind a bit and say Anderson beat Weidman in their first fight. Who would he have fought next? Or would he have retired on top?
     
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    Could have seen him retiring and giving up the belt, eventually returning after a year or 2 to do fun fights (as he's doing now).



    Champ or not, that Anderson paycheck is no joke.
     
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    Machida would have been cool at that point in time. Although they said they wouldn't fight I think?
     
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    I don't think either of them would accept against each other though. I think if he won, he has it cleared out and calls it good.
     
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    Yeah, probably so. I don't think Mousasi was big enough to the casual fan at that point either. Plus his first UFC fight was at LHW.
     
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    He basically did himself a financial favor by losing. The Weidman rematch was a lot more profitable than whoever the next contender was at that point. GSP wasn't gonna do shit and him and Jones wouldn't fight
     
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    Strikeforce fighters were in the UFC by that time so he would have his hands full with Rockhold, Jacare, Romero or Kennedy.
     
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    God damn, those traps are legendary. Grunt his name while doing shrugs at the gym. VIIIITTTTTOOORRR VIIIIITTTOOOOOOR
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    Deflated Vitor here wouldn't scare a fly. TRT on the other hand can even scare god himself.
     
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    Prime Andy/Rockhold would've been a helluva fight
     
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    If he beat Chris via a tough decision then I can see him retiring and only coming for money fights. If he ran through Chris like nothing then hmm..
     
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    Not really. Anderson would drop him with a laser beam jab. Rockhold only throws predictable left kicks.
     
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    Rockhold had that wrestling threat to keep Andy more wary in the striking exchanges and especially after the Sonnen fights I think Andy would've been. That being said.... I think you're right about the result.
     
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    But he doesn’t shoot singles or double legs. You’re never gonna see him throw somebody in the air like Cormier. He’s just gonna clinch and go for a body lock takedown
     
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    IIRC, I think Chael took him down with a body lock takedown as well right? I think if Sonnen could pull it off then Rockhold could as well. Of course, Rockhold doesn't have the wrestling credentials Sonnen does so I could be wrong.
     
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    Nope, Sonnen always uses the double leg. Both Silva-Sonnen fights they barely clinched because majority of the time Sonnen took Silva down
     

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