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Anderson is still my GOAT

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  1. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Jones plays too much

    The artistry is unmatched

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    Jones better put on a spectacle in his next couple of fights if he wants to pass Silva
     
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    The oohhhs and awwwws he's getting shows me whose de-evolving with him
     
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    A few have done it, but no one with his style.
     
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    Nobody can touch Anderson when it comes to style. TJ Dillashaw is distant second.

    Stylebender recognizes this any chance he gets, and he fights like it... hard for me to root against the Kiwi now
     
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    lol anderson "plays" more than jones does.
     
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    Andy never got a gifted decision.

    Jones has 3 (2 were close and the reyes one was a robbery)
    GSP has 1 robbery
    Fedor has 1 close one
     
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    It is literally impossible for jones to be goat. He's a steroid cheater. roided to the title. laughable that people consider him great.
     
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    Old man E-fed git tko"d and gifted a second chance.
     
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    Glad you support roiders.
     
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    Prime Anderson never lost
     
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    -UFC record 17 fight win streak
    -15 finishes (13 within 2 rounds)
    -10 title defenses (should be 11)
    -3 1st round LHW KOs

    Silva is the GOAT
     
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    Derek Brunson begs to differ
     
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    It's is known

    The artistry is unmatched

    I miss his fights
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    Anderson Silva had the most exciting and entertaining run in the UFC I’ve ever
     
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    Yes

    The GOATs:

    <Fedor23><BC1>
     
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    Anderson's movement alone would strike fear in his opponent's heart

    Like..."What is this fool about to do to me"
    <GSPWoah>
     
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    GSP would not do the fight
    -Dana White
     
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    Anderson Silva gets an unfair shake, he gets such a mitigation on his legacy from the Weidman loss x2 and so on.

    In reality, Silva was already well into his 37th year living on this planet when he suffered the first Weidman loss. A loss that was arguably caused due to showboating and hubris as well. At age 37+ he suffered his second loss to Weidman with the broken leg too. Then we are talking a bunch of fights where he was age 39-43 and clearly past his prime. He also has never fought weak competition either, from Cormier to Adesanya.

    I do think the competition he faced was a bit weak, but you can say that about anyone in hindsight if you want and you can only fight who they put in front of you. He has some very impressive wins and also LHW wins, could have won the LHW belt if the timelines matched up (Griffin had the belt recently to his fight with Silva), or perhaps could have in general.

    I think Silva is the 3rd best all-time. Only behind GSP and Jones. If we knew Silva took PEDs only after his leg broke, and that Jones has taken PEDs since his early run...then maybe we can slide him up to 2nd all-time, but the recent pile up of losses looks bad. It's BJ Penn esque, although against elite competition and at an old age.
     

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