Originally Posted by JGunn
Gracie is more of a sentimental favorite for me personally cause I still remember that first fight I saw in UFC 1 when he rear naked chocked Shammy in the first round back in 93'.. I loved how he beat all these big dudes, I know his record was not eyecatching, but his will to win way second to none.
At this point I wanna see how both Silva and Bones react when they actually have that loss. I know both have lost before, but you see what a fighter is made of when they hold that top rank for so long then lose. That will tell us alot.
I like Silva he is one of my favorites, he is a good dude to idolize, but like I said I just hate doing the best ever comparison in fighting sports.
As far how they would react, Jon Jones is not in the conversation, he only have his belt since March 2011, 1 year and 4 months.
GSP have his interin belt since December 2007, and the undisputed since April 2008, 4 years and 3 months.
Anderson Silva have his belt since October 2006, 5 years and 9 months, next time he fight, will be over 6 years since we won the belt.
Plus he defended his Cage Rage title 3 times before go to UFC. So he was a champion before become UFC champion.
Jon Jones has the potencial to be great, but only couple years from now..it's like Cam Newton, great rookie year, but not on the same conversation when talking about top QB that have played at the high level for many years.
Fedor is one of the greatest of all time without a doubt. Here is Anderson and Fedor stats:
By knockout - 10
By submission - 16
By decision- 8
No contests -1
He finished 75.5% of his fights.
By knockout - 19
By submission - 6
By decision - 7
By desqualification - 1
Finished 78.1% os his fights.
So both fighters have no problem finishing fights.
I would give edge to Anderson based on strength of the opponents.
Fedor has fought some guys like Satoshi Ishii last year, this guy have a 4-2 record being 2 wins by decision. Being one of them against "Katsuyori Shibata" witch have a 4-10 record.
I mean, this guy with a 3-2 record, beat a guy with a 4-9 record and he is the challange for Fedor, a guy that we debating if he's the best of all time..?