at 43 he rolled off his couch and went to a decision with DC a weight class above his own. at 45 he went toe to toe and gave izzy the toughest fight of his life aside from Jan. He isnt a prime athlete any longer but he still has enough heart and meddle to compete not only with the best and scariest guys in the world, but also in unfamiliar territories as well. This is why Anderson is the GOAT. Its not just his accomplishments in the cage, its the willingness to go places other fighters have never gone even in his late 40s. gsp crawled out of the sport at 32 after being gifted one of the WORST decisions in the history of sport against a 70% Hendricks. Georges was bloodied and beaten terribly in that fight. So much so, he ran out of dodge never to be seen or heard from again until he cherry picked a 40 year old one eyed lucky champ. Bones is bulking up but he has yet to accept a fight at hw and hes only 33. Anderson is doing what no one else has really done in the sport. Maybe Randy comes in 2nd but he couldnt cross over into boxing and beat a former champ with a huge name in their home country.