Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum


View Poll Results: Can he become the GOAT?
Yes 35 71.43%
No 14 28.57%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
Vitor Belfort
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 9,167
vCash: 1000
Default Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Anderson Silva has dominated the ufc middleweight division much like fedor dominated the heavyweight division back in his pride fc days. Fedor is clearly past it while anderson is still going strong.

If anderson can keep winning and retire undefeated in the ufc, could he become the greatest ever?
Vitor Belfort is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-18-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
the beaver
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,981
vCash: 75
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Belfort View Post
Anderson Silva has dominated the ufc middleweight division much like fedor dominated the heavyweight division back in his pride fc days. Fedor is clearly past it while anderson is still going strong.

If anderson can keep winning and retire undefeated in the ufc, could he become the greatest ever?
No reason why not, especially now considering the tougher level of opposition now days.
the beaver is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
Vitor Belfort
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 9,167
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by the beaver View Post
No reason why not, especially now considering the tougher level of opposition now days.
yea especially if he keeps winning.
Vitor Belfort is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
Vitor Belfort
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 9,167
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

He has a sick resume

Defeated

Carlos Newton
Jeremy Horn
Jorge Rivera
Tony fryklund
Chris Leben
Rich Franklin 2x
Travis Lutter
Nate Marquardt
Dan Henderson
James Irvin
Patrick Cote
Thales Leites
Forrest Griffin
Damian Maia
Chael Sonen
Vitor Belfort
Vitor Belfort is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 12:06 AM   #5
ufoalf
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,441
vCash: 1550
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Yea but there wont be another Fedor. He has instincts like noone else.
ufoalf is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 12:23 AM   #6
Shogun Assassin
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,382
vCash: 75
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Maybe if he beats GSP and a few other big names.
Shogun Assassin is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 01:08 AM   #7
jimmie
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 8,359
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

You can argue he already has especially when you look at the resumes of the 2 fighters.
jimmie is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 02:10 AM   #8
Shogun Assassin
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,382
vCash: 75
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

What do you guys consider Silva's best win?.
Shogun Assassin is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 02:28 AM   #9
achillesthegreat
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 18,266
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Silva has the potential to beat GSP and Jones and avenge the Okami loss.
achillesthegreat is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 02:54 AM   #10
codeman99998
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,857
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

If he beats GSP at 185 and moves up to take the 205 title from Jon Jones, or really anyone who has it at the time, it seems unarguable to me that p4p all-time he is better than Fedor.

He can also achieve it without doing those things but that seems the clearest way for him to accomplish it.
codeman99998 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 03:28 AM   #11
Juzie
newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
vCash: 500
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

You'd wanna hope so as an MMA fan, a little embarrassing that a guy like Fedor who looks like the kid who got bullied at school swinging helicopters at you developed an average ground game and then became the greatest of all time.

When you compare him to the obvious skill levels of Ali/Robinson you really can't say MMA is even close to the level of boxing yet. Silva is a huge step in that direction from the old days.
Juzie is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 03:34 AM   #12
Polymath
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,328
vCash: 500
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

heavyweights are the best fighters, everything else is prelims, so...no. he is already the best p4p fighter/resume holder etc as well though/
Polymath is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 04:40 AM   #13
Primate
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,415
vCash: 500
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juzie View Post
You'd wanna hope so as an MMA fan, a little embarrassing that a guy like Fedor who looks like the kid who got bullied at school swinging helicopters at you developed an average ground game and then became the greatest of all time.

When you compare him to the obvious skill levels of Ali/Robinson you really can't say MMA is even close to the level of boxing yet. Silva is a huge step in that direction from the old days.
What the ****.




Anderson certainly can become the best ever. The fact the Fedor hasn't faced the greatest of competition over the recent years, coupled with the fact that Anderson hasn't showed any signs of slowing down. If the Silva/GSP fight doesn't happen, that would certainly be a sticking point.
Primate is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #14
Will Cooling
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,589
vCash: 500
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

He and GSP already have.
Will Cooling is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 05:08 AM   #15
mckay_89
Haw you!
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Funky Town
Posts: 2,286
vCash: 1065
Default Re: Can Anderson Silva surpass fedor as the greatest ever?

If he steps up and beats Jones then he surpasses Fedor in my opinion.
mckay_89 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013