How good is Anderson Silva today? How he should be ranked?

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  1. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    I think its really difficult to say right now. He lost two times on a row, but both were against the same opponent and many people think there are a lot of question marks about how good Weidman really is and how Weidman compares to the rest of the division. There are also questions relating his leginjury and being KO`d at such a high age.

    How high you guys think Anderson should be ranked right now at MW and which fighter in each of these match ups you would see as the favourite? (lets say the fight happens in early 2015):

    Anderson vs Bisping

    Anderson vs Kennedy

    Anderson vs Rockhold

    Anderson vs Jacare

    Anderson vs Mousasi

    Anderson vs Machida

    Anderson vs Vitor

    Anderson vs Sonnen

    Anderson vs Weidman

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  2. Fbed

    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    I want to see Silva/Belfort 2. Anderson shouldn't be in the top 5 at MW.
     
  3. sportkillergreg

    sportkillergreg Brown Belt

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    Anderson v Bisping
    I've said Bisping recently but I suppose Anderson

    Anderson v Kennedy
    Anderson

    Anderson v Rockhold
    Anderson

    Anderson v Jacare
    Anderson

    Anderson v Mousasi
    Anderson

    Anderson v Machida
    Machida

    Anderson v Vitor
    Anderson

    Anderson v Sonnen
    Sonnen

    Anderson v Weidman
    Weidman

    I'd put Anderson at like #8 or something? I dunno, he needs a tune-up fight to prove his skills again.
     
  4. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    It really depends on how much he's lost while he's been out. He's old and didn't look amazing in the last year he fought. PArt of it was because Weidman was better but logically it would make sense if his skillset has decreased over the past 2 years.
     
  5. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Unknown. I'd say washed up. Been dropped or KOd multiple times in the last few years. Is 39 years old. On a 2 fight losing streak and just snapped his leg in half. So taking his long career, his age, his horrible leg break, his time off to recover as best as possible and the rehab after I think it's safe to say he's done. Should have stayed retired. He's now risking ending up on the Chuck Wanderlei road as far as legacy goes when he should be on the GSP Fedor one.
     
  6. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    Top10?
     
  7. MMALeBronJames

    MMALeBronJames Purple Belt

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    There's no way to know, but we know he's not better at Weidman.
     
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    VPofAtheism Orange Belt

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    Still greatest of all time, Weidman is untested, I need to see him win a fight without something ridiculous happening.
     
  9. Redhawks100

    Redhawks100 Gold Belt

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    What is the point of posts like this? No fucking shit, bandwagon fan.
     
  10. glowworm

    glowworm Banned Banned

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    Whatever spot in the rankings makes the most money for the UFC.

    Realistically he's prob anywhere from #2-5. He could potentially lose to Lyoto, Vitor
     
  11. Fbed

    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    definitely top 10 but not top 5
     
  12. JustBleedUFC**

    JustBleedUFC** Banned Banned

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    Silva should just retire.
     
  13. whiteboycheckin**

    whiteboycheckin** Banned Banned

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    Machida schools him at any point in his career. He beats everybody else.
     
  14. Redhawks100

    Redhawks100 Gold Belt

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    So Machida couldn't school Phil Davis in the stand-up, but he would school Anderson? I hate these new fans, I really do.
     
  15. godexile

    godexile Orange Belt

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    he beats everybody but Belfort imo
     
  16. History does not favor him.
     
  17. OvereemMMA

    OvereemMMA White Belt

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    Andersen Silver is the greatest. He does GOAT all the time. He lost to the Chris but two times wierdman, very wierd things doing witht the fight. The Chris is not tested yet, hes very lucky. Silver in prime beats the Chris. Silver is GOAT. Other Championships say that as well, that Silver did it, the GOAT.
     
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    Megatronlee Red Belt

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    Beats weidman in rematch
     
  19. Kurisutofu

    Kurisutofu Blue Belt

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    No reason to think he still doesn't beat everyone else in the division. Weidman beat him fair and square twice but if he's still the same Anderson then why wouldn't he be favoured against the rest?

    People forget so quickly that Anderson is a great fighter, one of the greatest. You wouldn't see Weidman dismissing his two big wins. In fact, Weidman's credibility is soley from what he did to one of the best fighters ever.
     
  20. Russie

    Russie Black Belt

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    We have no idea what Anderson will look like when he returns. It's hard to take him out of the top ten. Even being older and coming a major injury and surgery I would still have as a fovorite in most those fights listed.
     

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