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ToOcH911 Says, in 12-26-2013 at 18:42:42 from 142.105.40.129    

at 40 seconds into the video rogan makes the comment “against elite competition” lol not even half his fights if that were against elite competition, this is eery opponent he faced in his ufc career. tell me, am i wrong?

chris leban- rubbish
rich franklin- elite
travis lutter- rubbish
nate marquardt- mid tier
dan henderson- elite
james irvin- rubbish
patrick cote- rubbish
thales leites- rubbish
forrest griffin- mid tier
demian maia- good at ww but mid tier at mw
chael sonnen- elite
vitor belfort- elite
yushin okami- mid tier
stephan bonnar- rubbish
chris weidman- elite

only 5 out of his 15 opponents would i consider “elite” so i guess you could say he’s only 4-1 against elite competition and all the other fights were just to build him up because dana white needed to create a star and all you fools bought into it and are actually brain washed that he’s the best ever. haa thats why i put money that weidmans gonna beat him again, hes the mw version of gsp. granted he may not be the most exciting fighter but hes well rounded, a complete mixed martial artist and say what you want but you cant deny the fact that all of his competition was elite(with the exception of dan hardy)

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Yung Says, in 12-26-2013 at 19:51:12 from 98.224.19.240    

How many of those guys did he fight before he was champ though? You only fight the best when you’re the champ.

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skifri3 Says, in 12-26-2013 at 21:09:34 from 98.154.140.205    

@Toooch911

Your argument is rubbish. You gotta compare people to their contemporaries. Forrest Griffin was mid-tier? He was LHW champ! Even if he didn’t deserve to be the champ, he was clearly top 5. Most of the guys you named were in the top 5 (or at least top 10) at the time Silva beat them. I don’t think anyone is brain-washed about Silva’s accomplishments or greatness as a competitor… you’re just delusional.

That said, I’m picking Weidman on Saturday.

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T-Bone15 Says, in 12-26-2013 at 21:22:06 from 24.20.145.240    

ToOcH911 you are indeed wrong. At the time Anderson fought those guys the majority of them were “elite” fighters. The only one’s that were irrevocably “elite” top 5 guys at the time they fought were
Leban, Lutter, Griffin and Bonnar.
Keep in mind this man has destructed his opponents in 2 weight classes and held the belt DOMINANTLY for years. He deserves hespect.

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budysniff Says, in 12-26-2013 at 21:29:45 from 108.132.199.227    

@ToOcH911-
other than Weidman, he finished all of the elite opponents on your list, how many people can say that? Plus 2 of the 5 on your list he finished twice (Franklin and Sonnen)…and do you think Matt Serra was elite? Josh Koscheck? Or Thiago Alves (who has lost 4 out of his last 6 fights)…if they are elite, then so is Yushin Okami and Damian Maia…and who cares if they go from MW to WW, it’s normal, helax…

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ToOcH911 Says, in 12-26-2013 at 22:25:05 from 142.105.40.129    

lol @ yung you obviously know nothing

that list is in chronological order and his second fight in the ufc vs. rich franklin was for the belt and hes been champ ever since. so to answer your question one, he fought one guy before he was champ in the ufc and how beating chris leban qualifies you for a title shot is beyond me

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Samsam Says, in 12-27-2013 at 02:08:08 from 76.114.253.240    

Even the best got caught for fooling around,, boy did AS lost much of his respect LOL!!!
But i still think AS has the deadly skill ;) voting for anderson!

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ToOcH911 HATER Says, in 12-27-2013 at 03:09:05 from 76.89.235.35    

@ ToOcH911

“only 5 out of his 15 opponents would i consider “elite” so i guess you could say he’s only 4-1″

You little piece of s hit,

Get at least your math straight you idiot. If his beat 5 out of 15 that means he is 3-1.

You don’t know s hit… Anderson Silva is the GOAT in many, many professional fighter’s opinion. So why should yours matter?

Go stick a sneakers up your rear please…

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Lodovik Says, in 12-27-2013 at 17:32:19 from 188.167.124.155    

Why so much hate towards a guy (ToOcH911) who is obviously too dumb to even understand what is going on… :)

BTW: Leben was 5-0 in the UFC and 15-1 overall at the time he fought Silva and Anderson knocked him out within the first minute. That was the reason why he got the title shot next.

His days as the middleweight king might very well be numbered though.

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ToOcH911 Says, in 12-27-2013 at 21:33:45 from 142.105.40.129    

lol i love it. keep it coming guys, the truth hurts hu?

and @ tooch hater get your math straight idiot 4+1 equals 5 not 3+1 you moron. maybe you should read twice before you comment because you just made yourself look retarded. i said only 5 of his opponents would i consider elite so thats 4-1 out of 5 because the other 10 are irrelevant(not elite).

and besides franklin, hendo, belfort, and chael which i do give him credit for you cant say those other wins even if they were in his tier(which they werent) werent stylisticly taylormade for him. thats why i dont give him as much credit as you d**k riders do. because i believe dana was trying to build him up and gave him a lot of “give me” fights, for example james irving, forrest griffin, stephon bonner. guys who stand up and bang, are slow, and nowhere near technically good stikers and wont try to take him down

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tobes Says, in 12-28-2013 at 06:06:24 from 86.180.222.161    

What makes Anderson Silva more exciting and impressive is that he consistently finished opponents and made them look foolish and amateur. GSP mostly only made fighters look like chumps before the Serra knockout (Sherk, Trigg). After the Serra knockout he did decisively beat Serra, Hughes and Penn. However the rest of his fights went to decision. As dominant as he was, a finish is always more decisive. There is no argument (really NONE) however that GSP’s reign should be held in VERY close regard with Silva’s reign simply because the talent in the UFC WW division was MUCH higher caliber than in the UFC MW division. They are different fighters in different weight classes. What ToOcH911 is saying may be tough to swallow, but it is true that a lot of the Spider’s opponents were not as high caliber as they might have been. That being said, his undefeated reign still stands as the greatest winning streak in mixed martial arts history (in my opinion). Number 2 is GSP’s win streak post Serra, and number 3 is Fedor’s win streak when in Pride. The win streak Jon Jones is currently enjoying should also bear consideration and perhaps trumps Fedor’s (tougher competition).

BTW, Weidman is still undefeated. I expect him to win on Saturday. And I think he may in fact be the greatest MW ever. His fighting style may not be as pretty as Anderson’s but Weidman is massively talented, exciting and dynamic. Time will tell.

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