Most of Anderson's UFC opponents have retired

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  1. Not A Real Fan The Lucifer Alpha Slayer Yellow Card

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    And many of them were younger than him. He is truly a fighter from another era.

    Chris Leben
    Rich Franklin
    Travis Lutter
    Nate Marquardt (he is rumored to come back)
    Dan Henderson
    James Irvin
    Patrick Cote
    Thales Leites
    Forrest Griffin
    Chael Sonnen
    Vitor (he supposedly going to fight for ONE)
    Stephen Bonnar
    Michael Bisping
    Daniel Cormier

    Only Maia and Okami are still active and mostly likely not for long.

    Anderson was my favorite fighter. "Was" because of his PED issues. But I cant deny he provided many memorable moments.

    WAR SPIDER!
     
  2. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    He and Hendo managed to stay competitive to a pretty cray age.
     
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    44 year old Silva did better vs prime Izzy than prime Whittaker and prime Costa. GOAT
     
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    Probably because he took minimal damage in fights. Worst damage he ever received was the broken leg, Weidman KO and the first Chael fight.

    Pretty incredible.
     
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    inb4 "bUt hE dId sTeRoIdS!!!!"
     
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    Clearly didn't read the op lol
     
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    Except it’s in the OP LMFAO
     
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    ***and 6 of those opponents were a champion at one time or another... Legendary Stuff
     
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    Who are your AT favorite Fighters?
     
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    All Whittaker and Costa can do is out strike and old Cuban wrester. To this day Silva would smash them both!
     
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    What's most impressive for me - is that even in his twilight years Anderson holds his own and doesn't get embarrassed vs. Izzy, DC, and many others.

    Watching Prime Silva was magical
     
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    If he beats Hall, I would like Silva against Romero next.

    I know Silva is "retiring" but he has one more fight left on his contract plus he is not being entirely clear about his future.
     
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    Cleary some didn't get the sarcasm
     
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    If i don’t take TRT i will die! - Chael Sonnen
     
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    And so should he to o be quite honest.....his day has gone, and he's just obscuring his record with these recent fights....

    His life etc....
     
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    I never stopped likeing silva for the peds, he's from a time when everyone was on it and lots of his opponents were more than on just a little. Also all the goats, even gsp, are pretty suspect that they used peds. And I wouldnt say his style is one that benefits as much as someone like vitor from peds.
     
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    Or it clearly wasn't sarcasm and now you're backtracking to try and save face

    Just ignore and move on
     
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    it's interesting because most of the ppl disregarding silva's accomplishments still hold chael's "magnificent" performance against him in high regard, despite chael popped that night AND STILL tapped.
     
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    PED aside id say its due to good training. He seems like a samurai in the sense he studoes small details and follows a good regime of diet and training.

    But as a quirk of my imagination id like to say since he was so damn good at evading being hit he has not taken a lot of sparring % fight damage which is killer on the body.
     

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