Recently saw a thread on topic who was the most overrated fighter, where Silva and Rampage's name were mentioned a lot. So I decide to clear things up. It goes something like that. Wanderlei>>>Rampage>>>Liddell First of all, I am not a blind fanboy, I like to say those three fighters are all in my top 10 favorite MMA fighters, so I will try to make as objective of an analysis as I can. Wanderlei could beat the better strikers in his prime, because he was a freak striker, even though not the most technical, he was simply effective. Chuck could beat the better grapplers because of his better TDD (something Wanderlei was lacking as obvious in Tito's and Arona (x2) fights. And it was only natural I believe. Chuck ruled a division where his biggest adversaries were big strong grapplers - Randy and Tito. I personally believe Rampage was better in both striking and grappling than Chuck. The only thing he probably was not as good in was his TDD, which showed especially in his later fights. I honestly never to this day know how did Wanderlei manage to dismantle Rampage the way he did twice. I mean many people, mainly UFC fanboys had an opinion that Chuck's style was supposed to beat Wanderlei's on paper, but truth is Rampage's style is what I believe was tailor made to beat Silva's. He was bigger, stronger, better wrestling, better technical boxing, especially on the inside where it was clear the exchanges would take place...no clue. I think Silva won purely on heart and will. Its like he broke Page and stole his soul in the ring and Shogun kicked him straight outta Pride and into the UFC so he could again show what was the better org at the time as he became the best in the UFC at LHW after being severely beaten by the best of Pride. Prime Wandereli >>>prime Chuck because the former could take anything Rampage could offer in regards to both striking and grappling, and the latter simply could not. The only thing Chuck was better at in his prime - his TDD - would not have played much of a factor in his fight against Wanderlei if it was to happen in their primes, in 2003 when they were supposed to meet. No way in hell prime Wanderlei could have ever lost to Liddell, cause Chuck really had nothing more for Wanderlei than he had for Rampage. Rampage even had the better wrestling as he took him down in 2003 and Liddell could get up. UFC advocates, deal with it.