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01-19-2013, 06:44 PM
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I would love to see Anderson Silva v Rashad or Shogun, but any talk about him cleaning up at 205 or fighting a heavyweight is insane. Anderson might have a CHANCE against a hand-picked heavyweight who is going to stand and strike with him (Hunt? Kongo?), but all this talk is insane.
I realize he's old, but he did just sign a 10-fight deal. Now granted it is HIGHLY unlikely we see that 10th fight, but I wanna see just how good this guy is. Say he fought Shogun or Rashad next and smoked them. Would have to be Jones next. Say he smokes him. Well that's only 2 fights, so I think it's fair to assume he could fight again (especially since beating Jones obviously means he's still at the top of his game). The only logical next opponent would be a top 5 or so HW.
Anderson's a 185 fighter, the greatest of all time, so enjoy it, and stop asking Wayne Gretzky to tend goal or try his hand at basketball ...
But see that's just the thing for me. Everyone wants to say Anderson is the greatest of all-time (and by the general definition I'm fine with that). But if a top 5-10 HW would smoke him, then to me he isn't even close to the greatest fighter of all-time. The greatest fighter of all-time IMO is the guy who could beat the most people. Anderson might be the greatest P4P, but if he would lose a fight to Barnett you can't say he's a better fighter than Barnett. You can say he's better for his size, and you can say he was far better in his division, but he's not a better fighter, because the better fighter would win.
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