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I miss when Anderson and GSP were the MW/WW champs respectively

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  1. OneBoredColeman Blue Belt

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    Golden years of UFC in my opinion.

    Everyone couldn't wait to see either of them lose to someone, also the big superfight that was talked about by everyone was GSP v Anderson.. oh god that would've been something. The way they went out is a huge travesty.

    I would always buy a PPV with GSP or Anderson on it. Say what you will about GSP but he was dominant in every performance.. you were always interested in how someone like condit or jake shields or nick diaz could solve the GSP puzzle and no one could ever do it. Except maybe hendricks but that fight was..weird.

    Anderson the same thing, he fought like he was on another planet. The way he went out was a lucky punch by weidman and anderson had his head so far up his ass because of how no one ever matched him that he took weidman way too lightly..

    then the rematch happened and anderson broke his leg. fucking hell.
     
  2. DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    So like, you're sad that life happens?
     
  3. OneBoredColeman Blue Belt

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    Just sad they went out the way they did. Anderson/GSP never had the proper fight to end their careers.. they were never TRULY beaten, only really unlucky.
     
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    I miss Crystal Pepsi. There, I said it.
     
  5. Sirwastealot Silver Belt

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    Bj Penn, GSP, Silva. Probably the 3 greatest champs in UFC history.

    Yes that probably could be called the golden age. But i've been saying for a while UFC is in a transition phase, it will get just as exciting again. I mean, look at what dillishaw just did.
     
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    I miss Fedor.

    It's over, get used to it. Keep your memories close to your heart as to not forget how great they were, but allow yourself to grow with the sport. The athletes are different now.
     
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    This!

    The week leading up to a GSP fight was always exciting, especially for the Diaz fight. The buzz around a Lesnar or GSP fight is something we might not see again for a long time.
     
  8. reddhelium Black Belt

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    before those golden years there were the matt hughes/chuck liddell golden years.

    let's just enjoy the current champions, because in a few years we'll bemoan these golden years.
     
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    Those were the days

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  10. ShinkanPo 我敢說我愛你

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    What?

    Man I am a Silva fan but come on.

    Well for GSP that is true he was not really beaten he won that fight with Hendrix.

    But you can't say Silva was never truly beaten and was just unlucky.

    I do agree that It was an awesome era and that their careers could have ended better.
     
  11. Silva got knocked out cold sir, he was truly beaten in eyes of everyone except his fans.
     
  12. Brother Numsi Brown Belt

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    I agree with a lot of this. Thing about dominant champions is that so many people want to see them lose or go away and then when they do they start saying how much they miss them in the octagon even though they "hated" them. Doing the same thing with LeBron in the NBA. Once he can't play at a high level any more and retires, watch everyone talk about how they miss him.


    We take these guys for granted. They perform at a high level for so long you don't really appreciate it until they are gone.
     
  13. RoninJin Holla At Me If You Like My Avatar

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    Anderson yes...he was destroying guys left to right. GSP, no. He was just laying on them for 25 minutes
     
  14. EmeliankoFan1 Red Belt

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    The athletes now are also better and fighting better competition.

    Imagine GSP or Silva fighting fighters like Gus, Rashad, Machida, Tex or Cormier, do you really think they would be champions.

    Or a fighter like JDS in terms of Cain.

    They were great during there years and two of the best to ever do it but the new breed are facing monsters.
     
  15. 8limbscientist Orange Belt

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    This.
     
  16. bambammccoy Red Belt

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    How was GSP vs Hendricks weird? Because it was close? Because GSP got overpowered?
     
  17. Sirwastealot Silver Belt

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    Not true. Silva also has reasonable fans.

    It's only DELUSIONAL silva fans who think it was a fluke or freak occurrence or whatever. Unfortunately there seem to be a lot of them.
     
  18. Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    It's just the way it happened that sucks.
     
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    I still believe Fedor, GSP, and Anderson could be champions today if they were in their primes but of course it would be more difficult because like you said there are better athletes now. But ya these 3 fighters were all great in their time and the best in their division. People need to understand that they were the "new breed" back then and they all showed showed us something new and exciting and I think that's why fans have that nostalgic feeling towards them. People are going to miss watching Jones as champion too when he looses and is gone from the sport.
     
  20. tjumper78 Brown Belt

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    i thought i was the only one. i loved it so much.
    i dont even know if youre being sarcastic because all my friends made fun of me for loving it so much. lol
    it was good stuff.

    anyway, TS,
    dude, it's hasnt even been a full year since silva lost and gsp retired.
    why the hell are you talking like they were the champions like 10 years ago?
     

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