- 03/03/2013, 08:00PM ET
PCH-LEH GO HEAT! said 03/03, 08:00 PM
Every time this guy's fought, he's brought it. Not like DJ brings the pain, but how pch cracks heads on RASTLIN' td's on fannation.
no offense, amigos.
Wanderlei fights to put on a SHOW. Many fighters need to take note. Wanderlei is "gunz a blazin", nearly everytime he's fought.
Anywho, Wanderlei Silva has beaten MANY notables. Easily one of my favorite fights of his, a loss, but to Chuck Liddell.
The "Axe Murderer"'s a LEGEND. Pride and UFC have been his playground, for the most part. When you say "MMA", when you say "WAR", you say, Wanderlei Silva.
I'm not saying this just because of his victory with Brian Stann, but it helps things.
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 03/03, 08:47 PM
What the hell, I'll bite. I'll just list my top 10 and let you argue away.
1. Anderson Silva
2. Fedor Emelianenko
3. Georges St. Pierre
4. Dan Henderson
5. Chuck Liddell
6. BJ Penn
7. Matt Hughes
8. Shogun Rua
9. Big Nog
10. Jon Jones
PCH-LEH GO HEAT! said 03/03, 11:07 PM
Nice list, I might add.
I'm taking Shogun Rua off @ #8.
Much respect to Shogun, but I think he's right on the outside of the top ten, looking IN.
my top ten...
4. *GSP swap^
5. Chuck Liddell
6. BJ Penn
7. Matt Hughes
8. Big Nog
9. Jon Jones
10. WANDERLEI SILVA
I know I said easily, but I was thinking over the whole landscape like I should've been.
Wanderlei, courtesty of wiki,"2004 Knockout of the Decade vs. Quinton Jackson on October 31, 2004", by Sports Illustrated
"Longest undefeated winning-streak in PRIDE FC history"~wiki
quote the raven, nevermore..
"I fight for my fans and they know I give my best. Every time I need to give a good show for them because tickets are so expensive and pay-per-view is so expensive. The fans know which fighters want to give a show. I love my fans and fight for my fans. It's so incredible that I'm from Brazil but when I fight American fighters the crowd is much more for me over the American fighters. They know I'm going to put on a show."
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 03/04, 12:35 PM
There are a few reasons why Shogun should be included in top 10 over Wanderlei.
1. His 2005 Pride MW Grand Prix run. TKO win over Rampage, win over Lil Nog, TKO win over Alistair Overeem, and KO win over Ricardo Arona. One of the great runs in mixed martial arts history.
2. Shogun was a UFC champion. Something Wanderlei never accomplished. In fact Wanderlei is 5-7 in the UFC. None over any elite fighters.
3. Shogun has wins over former UFC LHW champions in Rampage Jackson, Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Lyoto Machida.
Let's be honest, almost everyone loves Wanderlei Silva, but his resume is littered with cans and simply doesn't match up to the resume of Shogun Rua.
Shogun has the better resume, better wins, held the Pride and UFC belts. He's better than Wanderlei.
PCH-LEH GO HEAT! said 03/04, 05:33 PM
It's hard to argue. Both are in different spots in their careers. Shogun has plenty of matches left, and Wanderlei has a couple.
Given that, and that Wanderlei, has produced more MEMORABLE fights, I'd give Wanderlei the edge for now. If Shogun happens to win the lightheavyweight title in the UFC again, then yeah, you got me. With Bone Jones fighting the way he's fighting, I doubt he loses it for a little while. haha
Shogun's the man, can't complain. But when you look at the sport as a whole, Wanderlei sticks out a little more.
Wanderlei, courtesy of wiki, " He holds the record for the most wins, knockouts, title defenses, and longest winning streak in PRIDE history"
That says a WHOLE lot. Pride is a big deal in my book. You can make fun of Wanderlei's record in the UFC all you want, even make fun of the opponents. Wanderlei has FIVE "fight of the nights"... to Shogun's measley 2
Wanderlei's a mudder ****'n bad ****. He's TKO'd/KO'd rampage in their two fights, with the 'ol knees! Rampage has a frkn CHIN. Anywho, he's 2-1 overall against him.
I would just like to apologize to the "natural". I didn't mention him, and neither did you, Jim.
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