Guys I started this threas bcoz of that other Fedor's striking thread, was just thinking about Pride's HW s and current crop. Fedor, Nogueira and Crocop were the elite HWs of their time and we have only their fights among each other to have an idea how good they were, Fedor defeated both CroCop and nog both by decision, both came to UFC and Crocop got Koed quite soon, Nog who was never KO/TKOed was by Cain and Mir(who also submitted him). Fedor never fought for UFC but he lost to Strikeforce HW's as well. The top three HW's of old did nt do well against the current crop of elite HW's and I do understand that they were may be not at their best but TBH nobody can say for sure that they were better than the current crop. Evidence(scanty or unreliable whatever) says something else and we will never know what would ve happened if Prime Fedor/Crocop would ve fought prime JDS/Cain, Cormier etc, but statements like Fedor had better striking than Silva are just laughable. I am a huge GSP fan but would never claim that he would outsrike Silva, have some dignity guys!