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October 21, 2010, 08:24 AM
Anderson Silva has to be the best MMA fighter right now in MMA. His last fight showed why he is the champ. He fought Chael on steroids with a cracked rib getting dominated for 4 and half rounds and still won the fight. If you look at his record he has beaten top quality fighters such as Henderson, Griffin, Rich Franklin, Nate Marquardt and Leben. Now that???s a think resume and is currently holding the most title defense in the UFC history.
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October 21, 2010  11:14 AM ET

i think the sonnen fight showed that he is not some magical brazillian death machine

that being said he is a great fighter obviously the top middleweight and i think he will stay there for a while till he gets knocked off by a one trick pony or ballsy submission ( and i mean one trick pony mostly because of the horse steroids)

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October 21, 2010  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

GSP is definitely right there with Anderson for the titel of #1P4P fighter in the world.

Yes he is up there but not better then the Spider.

October 21, 2010  12:05 PM ET
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think resume

Meant to say *thick*

October 21, 2010  01:20 PM ET

i still wanna see the gsp silva death match at 185

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October 21, 2010  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

i still wanna see the gsp silva death match at 185

It seems more a possibility as time goes by! I'd really love to see this on a PPV even for 100 big ones. (100 bucks not grand you richies.)

October 21, 2010  04:42 PM ET

I basically divide Anderson's career into two parts:

- The 1st part was the one in which he was a pure striker, Chute Boxe style. He and his teammates Ninja, Wanderlei, Pele, Shogun, Assuerio, were dominating MECCA, where some of MMA's most brutal fights took place.

He was basically facing brawlers or Luta Livre (wrestling) guys, or even average BJJ practitioners, and he basically had his way with almost all of them.

As was the case with other Chute Boxe guys he was invited to fight in Japan. In PRIDE FC his limitations were showcased: great striking, below average grappling. Carlos Newton and Otsuka had him dominated on the ground for stretches, Chonan got that flying submission from out of nowhere and Takase finished him with a triangle, after completely smothering him on the ground.

PRIDE FC didn't invite him back after two straight losses and he traveled to England where he captured the Cage Rage title. That's where things changed for him.

- He started training BJJ with the Nogueiras and got his Black Belt in 2006. He perfected his ground game, to go along with his lethal striking, just around the time when the UFC came knocking at his door. And he never lost the Cage Rage title.

And the second part everyone knows, a run that is the stuff of legends.

 
October 21, 2010  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I basically divide Anderson's career into two parts:- The 1st part was the one in which he was a pure striker, Chute Boxe style. He and his teammates Ninja, Wanderlei, Pele, Shogun, Assuerio, were dominating MECCA, where some of MMA's most brutal fights took place.He was basically facing brawlers or Luta Livre (wrestling) guys, or even average BJJ practitioners, and he basically had his way with almost all of them.As was the case with other Chute Boxe guys he was invited to fight in Japan. In PRIDE FC his limitations were showcased: great striking, below average grappling. Carlos Newton and Otsuka had him dominated on the ground for stretches, Chonan got that flying submission from out of nowhere and Takase finished him with a triangle, after completely smothering him on the ground.PRIDE FC didn't invite him back after two straight losses and he traveled to England where he captured the Cage Rage title. That's where things changed for him.- He started training BJJ with the Nogueiras and got his Black Belt in 2006. He perfected his ground game, to go along with his lethal striking, just around the time when the UFC came knocking at his door. And he never lost the Cage Rage title.And the second part everyone knows, a run that is the stuff of legends.

Pretty good

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