Rankings aside, who is the biggest threat to Anderson Silva in his division?

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  1. joeyp1

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    Just your personal opinion, but who do you honestly see as the biggest threat to Silva in his division. Remember you cant lie, youre on Sherdog.
     
  2. BrainLeakage

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    His biggest threat is his next opponent in his next title defense. Whoever it is. There is no greater challenege than a title defense.

    Boring answer, but it's the truth.
     
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    Weidman even though he's shown mostly mediocre stand up. And even him being able to take Anderson down is unsure, Silva displayed incredible TDD against Chael, he's obviously worked on that a lot.
     
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    Honestly, i think him vs Cung Le for 1 round would be fun.
     
  6. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    Right now you have to go with Weidman because he has GREAT TD's and is unlikely to get submitted while on top like Chael.

    But I would not bet on him to beat Andy though.

    and also, Andy would tool Lombard.

    Bipsing has vitually no chance to even come close to beat Silva. Belfort ...we saw the result already...Okami is a tough matchup for anyone...except Andy obviously, we saw at UFC 134 that Okami looks terrified vs Andy...Belcher is not a threat to Andy right now...Jacare wouldnt fight Andy but would lose anyway...Rockhold would look like an amateur too...

    Honestly, Weidman might have a chance, the rest are cannon fodder
     
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    Jacare, but they would never fight each other.
     
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    Weidman or Jacare if you ask me.
     
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    And how could we forget, his clone
     
  10. Karelinator

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    I would say Weidman. Just stylistically interesting. Jacare's good answer as well, but this won't happen due to all that training and friendship.
     
  11. Repoman23

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    I think the answer is Vitor...Nobody presents much of a challenge besides him. I dont think the first fight showed much in that Silva landed a flash KO kick to the face. That kick maybe misses 50% of the time and Vitor could catch him.

    And if anyone says Bisping GTFO
     
  12. Kanster

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    Weidman by far.
     
  13. MRDOG

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    Not exactly in his weight class anymore but could drop back down. I will have to go with the guy that was minutes away from taking the title from him before getting caught in a sub. Sonnen.

    I think Victor would lose again but not because of what happen in the first fight. That kick wasn't lucky but is very highly unlikely to happen again.
     
  14. ThunderStruck

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    Weidman, Jacare, Spong (is he a lhw or mw? I think he matches up well with Silva).
     
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    Uh, it probably misses 90% of the time, but then there would be punches, elbows, knees that eventually wouldn't miss...

    I really like Belfort, but he has huge holes in his striking, and simply has reach history or wilting and playing his fights in very suboptimal way.

    It really seems that if he had fought again, he would still make a mistake somewhere. Hanging right at the end of Anderson's reach, for example.
     
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    Bisping
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  17. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

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    Did you watch Le's last fight? He was so slow and fat with no footwork. He doesn't belong in the same ring as AS and the only reason he beat Franklin is because Franklin needs to retire just like Chuck needed to retire.
     
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    Either way, it's Weidman, then I would say Jacare.
     
  19. PunchFaceToWin

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    Probably Weidman, but that "most chance" to win is still a tiny chance.
     
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    weidman, but he'll get beat too.
     

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