GOAT prime years?

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  1. GrayArea Brown Belt

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    Prime years are different for everyone. These 4 Divisional GOATs experienced their best years during these 3 year spans. Agree or disagree?

    HW goat Fedor: 2003-2006
    Lhw goat Jones: 2011-2014
    Mw goat Silva: 2006-2009
    Ww goat St-Pierre:2006-2009
     
  2. dildos Steel Belt

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    Sounds bout right.
     
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    One Glove Division UFC GOAT:
    Art Jimmerson: 1993-present

    Unbeatable GOAT reign!!!
     
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    GSP tapped to strikes in his prime against serra.

    The others were unbeatable.
     
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    Location is Canada with a comment like that? :)

    I would argue that his first fight with Serra was before his prime. Prime is more than just athleticism - it's also just the right amount of experience. GSP needed that loss to Serra to learn from it and become one of the GOAT's
     
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    Prime GSP tapped to strikes lol
     
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    Not all Canadians are GSP fans, I know I'm not.
     
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    I see Silva's prime from Leben to Bonnar
     
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    Anderson Silva 16-0 in the UFC with no asterisks, no bullshit judges' decisions, no "but but what about the context" excuses, and a 87.5% finishing rate. Ridiculous! LOL
     
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    Anderson Silva's best was A LOT better than anyone else's best.

    Anderson's prime - if you saw it, you saw it. If you did not, you missed on a rare instance of greatness.

    The others fall below him if we speak strictly of their primes.
     
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    By a 5'4 guy that could make bw if he were around today
     
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    I guess not all Americans are Jon Jones fans so that's fair. But GSP is far more likable..
     
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    Still can't believe GSP tapped to strikes lmao
     
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    That's because you don't hear him speaking in French and how smug he is.
     
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    He's a frog
     
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    He comes off as smug even in English lol. Seems fake to me, like Jones before people started to see his real personality.
     
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    I think a lack of quality comp really holds him back, his big matches were against guys like Shogun, Rashad and Lyoto at LHW and he avoided them.
     
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    Khabib and Chimaev's primes laugh at Anderson's
     
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    The jesus freak jones was cringy.

    And the "japanese martial arts bowing" Silva was also a load of nonsense. Chael hit that one on the nail.

    Those 3 guys are smug, there's no way around it. I think Silva is more mature and genuine now. He was not before.
     
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    a nervous laguh wondering why they can't finish people effortlessly like prime anderson did?
    Laughter is sometimes a defense to insecurities.
     

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