1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Anderson Silva lost a lot of GOAT status and estimation last few years

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Swepingright, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Swepingright Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2021
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    207
    I still maintain that he had the best timing when it comes to striking of anyone who has ever done it. And perfect technique. he was also fully capable on the ground.
    Now whenever Rogan or the forum talks GOATs he's pretty much forgotten.
     
  2. GIBLERTBAPTISTA Mostly Peaceful Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    5,590
    Likes Received:
    2,271
    Location:
    Back from the slums
    I think he's still almost unanimously in people's top 3s, at very worst top 5. Personally I have him #2 behind Fedor.
     
  3. Pallopellepaviaani Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2021
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    720
    He had Conor McGregors level of striking 5 years before Conor had it. Truly a great of his time.
     
    Tarkovsky and Perry Willits like this.
  4. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    30,927
    Likes Received:
    51,704
    He’s still monumental to the sport. He’s the reason I started watching. He’s the reason a lot of us started watching.
     
  5. Swepingright Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2021
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    207
    It's been a while since I've heard him mentioned in pound for pound discussion. Granted that he lost twice in his prime, which does hurt him but still nobody comes close to his level.

    The fact that his base was striking should also be given its due respect. It's way easier being an elite, dominant grappler.
     
    Kidney Punch likes this.
  6. Swepingright Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2021
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    207
    People don't realise how great he was cause they argue his opposition was much weaker. It was but it wouldn't have mattered. The guy could win titles in all sports involving striking. He was a real life Bruce Lee.
     
    Zebra Cheeks likes this.
  7. Siver! Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2021
    Messages:
    879
    Likes Received:
    1,373
    [​IMG]
     
  8. VinceArch I am all of me.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    21,954
    Likes Received:
    6,513
    His blue Thai sex pills excuse was fucking pathetic.
     
    Sickbro69420 and Jibsta69 like this.
  9. Bjjpitbull8 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Messages:
    8,950
    Likes Received:
    1,574
    Location:
    Out here grinding
    Only by casuals and shills.

    <BC1>
     
    mudrubble and pick999 like this.
  10. Bouboumaster Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Messages:
    2,747
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Too much steroids :/
     
  11. Spiritual Sight Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2020
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    1,374
    Yep. Steroids will do that.

    My biggest gripe with his GOAT status was that he ducked LHW at the time when he became enemy #1 of Chute Boxe.
     
    Perry Willits likes this.
  12. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    15,067
    Likes Received:
    3,888
    Location:
    New Orleans
    The goat discussion is mostly a popularity contest where the criteria is "did you grow up watching this guy in their prime?"
     
  13. Bluntforce420 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    5,960
    Likes Received:
    800
    Location:
    Michigan
    Is that you @Unfinished ?
     
    pick999 likes this.
  14. MeatWagon06 Biting on feints

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    4,765
    Location:
    GSMNP
    28758729-60BF-473A-8A4F-47C2ED761B93.jpg
     
    newjerseynick, volodya, Moro and 4 others like this.
  15. Taric Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    21,662
    Likes Received:
    944
    He's an 11 time champion over the span of 6 years...
     
  16. DOMMA Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    5,176
    Likes Received:
    2,877
  17. Bjjpitbull8 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Messages:
    8,950
    Likes Received:
    1,574
    Location:
    Out here grinding
    2,457 days. Almost 7 years. 16 straight wins and the longest reign ever. A couple of those wins were above his weight class. Yet, we hear about guys winning 3 big fights nowadays, and they’re anointed that status. I usually stay out of these threads, because of the hate Silva gets around here.
     
  18. Draxton Captain shitpost

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    5,792
    Likes Received:
    3,676
    Location:
    PA
    Let’s not forget the PEDs. I loved watching The Spider fight but PED failures gotta disqualify you from goat status.
     
  19. Gensoking Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2019
    Messages:
    3,331
    Likes Received:
    1,990
    Location:
    Maryland
    What about beating a boxing champ at boxing at 46 years old
     
  20. Doctor Stoppage Finishing Fights via Disappointment Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    9,130
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Location:
    Nor Cal
    When?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.