Originally Posted by PIRA
Voted slight edge to Anderson. Not just looking at resume but ability, division domination and KO / sub / Dec ratio. Anderson is the mould of every athletic attribute the GOAT MMA fighter should have. Time will show that Jones is the next .
Ability and resume goes to Fedor. Fedor is in all sense an Olympic level Judo fighter (representing Russia at the time when Fedor did Judo was very tough, any other nation he would have been in the Olympics). The GOAT in Sambo and Combat Sambo, and GOAT in MMA.
Division domination also goes to Fedor, the guy has beaten the best of the best, even those who is bigger, taller, and more powerful than him. Fedor dominated the top tier longer and had more wins, and was tested more from top strikers, top grapplers, top wrestlers, and simply some bad ass MOFO.
Athletic attribute? this isnt a video game or a beauty pageant. Two of the most dominant fighters in the top tier HW division has been fighters who doesnt exactly have that fighter look. Someone like Igor and Fedor. Even Manny in boxing doesnt have that super hero physique.