GOAT or not, Anderson is still the most entertaining fighter of all time

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  1. killakillakilla Brown Belt

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    I know when most of y'all are determining your GOAT prospects, you don't factor how entertaining the fighter was into your GOAT equations. But, in my opinion, along with a dominant lengthy title run, having a record of thrilling fights and a solid highlight reel is also mandatory to be the GOAT. And nobody is or was more exciting than prime Anderson Silva. He's still the GOAT, straight up.

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    He definitely has the best highlight real of all time.
     
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    That's subjective

    Anderson probably does have the most spectacular highlight reel but also a few stinkers

    Whereas someone like Conor has never been in a boring fight, and is also top tier entertainment outside the cage.
     
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    Bonnar, Sonnen, Vitor, Hendo, Irvin, Marquardt and Leben all tested positive. Even Nick and Forrest goofed the rules for minor shit.

    So I don't hold most of the PED stuff against him. And in his later days he's fought and lent his shine to nothing but killers and solid up and comers. Despite being a mostly losing effort, it's admirable.
     
  5. killakillakilla Brown Belt

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    Conor is entertaining as hell! But I still think Anderson was more so.
     
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    If we made a new poll, I believe Silva would finish #5, but he’s clearly #4.
     
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    Maia, Leites, Brunson, Nick, Cote, Otsuka......none of these fights were exciting and they all sucked minus Nick's trolling

    Gaethje, Poirier, KZ, Cub, Lawler, Condit, Shogun, Big Nog, Cowboy, Whittaker, Eddie, Nick, Tony etc were more consistently exciting fighters
     
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    Most spectacular title reign in history no doubt.
     
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    Anderson had 2 boring fights during his title run but more than made up for it by all the other fights during his title run being exciting as hell. I’m referring to Anderson’s title run in the UFC, the years that put him on the GOAT list.

    and I don’t agree that any of those fighters you listed were/are more exciting than prime Anderson was.
     
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    I found Sakuraba to be the most entertaining, he’s the first person I ever seen try a cartwheel guard pass, young me almost lost his mind
     
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    As much as he's had some highlight reel wins, there was a lot of lackluster performances as well.

    His fights against Maia, Leites, and Cote are some of the worst title fights i've ever seen.
     
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    No, that would be GOAT Fedor. Nearly all of his fights were action packed. Silva had several snoozefests.
     
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    I wouldn't consider sucker punching a pensioner who refused his piss Whiskey entertaining...
     
  14. killakillakilla Brown Belt

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    Yes there were, I agree.
     
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    Most entertaining highlights of all time 100000%. I don’t think that is subjective at all.

    Anderson’s reign of terror was special.
     
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  16. killakillakilla Brown Belt

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    Fedor too :) but I do give Anderson the edge over Fedor.
     
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    I agree, 100%. His most entertaining fights were against Weidman.
     
  18. killakillakilla Brown Belt

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    haha the thing is that his fights with the Chris were indeed entertaining, and there’s something to be said for even how spectacularly his title run was ended.
     
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    Even his boring fight against Maia was hilarious
     
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