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How would Prime Anderson Silva do against the current UFC MW division?

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How would Prime Anderson Silva do against the current UFC MW division?

  1. He'd be champion

    77.0%
  2. He'd be in the top 3.

    10.9%
  3. He'd be in the top 5.

    5.5%
  4. He'd be in the top 10.

    3.8%
  5. He'd be in the top 15.

    2.2%
  6. He'd be in the top 20.

    0.5%
  1. MXZT Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Dude in his prime was a sight to behold. He's probably the greatest striker ever to be seen in MMA.

    How do you think prime Anderson Silva would do in today's MW landscape?

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  2. Fruitsaladsushi Blue Belt

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    Izzy performance today did nothing but secure the spiders legacy
     
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  3. Alphafail Black Belt

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    The same as he did in his own generation.
     
  4. CrocopHKtotheballs Green Belt

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    Somewhere between top 5-10, he became exposed once he started facing the talented middleweight strikers of today. Inb4age, jan is champ at 39, silva has no excuses after enjoying a career juiced up and without suffering concussion ko's before getting embarrassed by weidman.
     
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  5. TheMessiah Brown Belt

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    Vitor is better than any striker at MW apart from Izzy
     
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  6. BBobb White Belt

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    No proof he was on roids his whole career. He was past his prime against weidman and is the best striker in mma history. he'd achieve the same success he achieved in his day
     
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  7. CrocopHKtotheballs Green Belt

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    Vitor, a journeyman who fought back when ufc had no rules or gloves {<jordan}
     
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  8. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Anderson didn't face TRT Vitor

    Vitor Belfort's footwork solely consists of entering (and exiting) range in straight lines.
     
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  9. CrocopHKtotheballs Green Belt

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    How is he the best striker in mma history? His best win is against hendo mchaymaker.
     
  10. BBobb White Belt

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    He beat Vitor and Forest too (with ease) and if u watch him, u will know that his timing and movement was better than anyone else's and his ko power was incredible. Don't give me the "the sport has evolved" bs. If he could give izzy trouble at the age of forty-something, he would smash him in his prime
     
  11. pinero Purple Belt

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    <Huh2>
     
  12. BoTyson You will not shrink me gypsy, I have your tears

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    I mean in the testing pool he would be top 5/10, he was great to watch, but he was in the ped era, plus he got popped multiple times and 90% of his record was against BJJ guys and Leben style brawlers, great fighter but he wouldnt be champion.
     
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  13. BBobb White Belt

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    He also fought in all other eras of mma and only lost to killers.
    Vitor himself admitted that he was on trt in that fight so ur wrong.
     
  14. Pitier of Fools Brown Belt

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    I think prime Anderson could be champ in today's MW division, but I also think Yoel Romero is a really bad matchup for him.
     
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  15. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    I guess he only was on a fraction of the amount he was on when he was TRT Vitor then, because he clearly wasn't that red glowing killer with delts on his delts and everyone can confirm that.
     
  16. BBobb White Belt

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    He still was amazingly athletic and was at the peak of his skills
     
  17. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    lol

    People acting like middleweight isn't a low talent cesspool these days.

    Guys like Vitor, Hendo and Chael would easily be top 10 these days. Hell, Franklin and Maia would probably be up there today.

    Izzy had a competitive fight with the 42-year old ghost of Anderson Silva for fuck's sake.
     
  18. thiagoop Brown Belt

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    I will tell you this much, Prime Anderson styles on Jan
     
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  19. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Not against Anderson, sorry.

    A good win, but that wasn't Vitor at his peak.

    Ask people on this forum and the vast majority will tell you the same thing as i did, i really am not bullshitting you.
     
  20. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Non TRT Vitor is not much of a killer.

    And lol @ Franklin and Maia (at their peak) being up there in today's middleweight division.

    Nostalgia bias did a number on you, bro.
     
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