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Anderson Silva 17 32.69%
Frankie Edgar 1 1.92%
The Diaz Brothers 7 13.46%
The Axe Murderer 0 0%
Hendo 1 1.92%
JDS 19 36.54%
Fedor 3 5.77%
Rampage 1 1.92%
Other (please specify) 3 5.77%
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:18 PM   #16
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I like Anderson,he also can mix his boxing with kicks and knees like its easy and that is important in mma,he makes it look so fluid,like water.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:26 PM   #17
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Take Anderson's kicks and knees away - would he win a standup fight with the hands in the Octagon with Vitor Belfort???
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:29 PM   #18
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Take Anderson's kicks and knees away - would he win a standup fight with the hands in the Octagon with Vitor Belfort???
I think he would
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:08 PM   #19
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This might sound daft, but I think Nam Phan is up there. Every time I've watched him I've been seriously impressed with the way he utilises his boxing. Even last night when he got grappled to death by Hettes, I was impressed by his boxing in the few exchanges when he got to use it.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:12 PM   #20
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This might sound daft, but I think Nam Phan is up there. Every time I've watched him I've been seriously impressed with the way he utilises his boxing. Even last night when he got grappled to death by Hettes, I was impressed by his boxing in the few exchanges when he got to use it.
For effectiveness, yeah. He's had some hard fights, but when he's on he is ****ing on.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:19 PM   #21
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Voted Anderson.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:19 PM   #22
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after the cowboy fight I'll have to say nate diaz
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #23
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He's arrogant and disrespectful the way he fought against Maia completely turned me against him, I just believe he's a bully! That's why bones is his new best friend!
Arrogant and disrespectful against Maia is a fair call. But his complete mastery of Maia was also quite stunning. A brilliant career with a single blemish compares very favourably to most other dominant MMA fighters, but I respect your opinion
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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I say Dos Santos on the basis that if he was 6 foot his hand speed, co-ordination, agility etc would be even more impressive. His boxing for a fully fledged heavyweight is what is impressive.

Otherwise it is probably Silva as he seems to have embraced the highest level of boxing with his defence, timing, accuracy etc
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #25
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Not a bad choice but I think their biggest advantage is their stamina + pressure. Technically Penn has better boxing skills than Nick Diaz but Diaz broke him down with size, stamina, and pressure.
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Surely Vitor Belfort deserves to be included in this discussion?

I like Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva, Junior dos Santos and Dominick Cruz as the best boxers for MMA, now that BJ Penn has retired.

However, Belfort should be being mentioned here.
I agree, when the time is right there will be a poll with The ATGs.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #26
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Lots of great options but id pick JDS he has shown almost no flaws in his standup game. The Diaz brothers for example still take alot of hits along with some of the others. BTW I love Wandy but he doesnt belong on any best hands list.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #27
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Why isnt Gegard Mousasi or Overeem mentioned?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #28
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Gegard.

Not just top praise from someone like Anderson, but Gegard has actually proven himself. He beat some of the best kickboxers and was an top amateur boxer as well.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #29
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Yea Mousasi will LIGHT YOU UP if you attempt to strike with him... Only way to really beat him is wrestle **** him to a decision, and he's getting alot better with wrestling. Scary thought.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:30 PM   #30
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I say Dos Santos on the basis that if he was 6 foot his hand speed, co-ordination, agility etc would be even more impressive. His boxing for a fully fledged heavyweight is what is impressive.

Otherwise it is probably Silva as he seems to have embraced the highest level of boxing with his defence, timing, accuracy etc
There's only an inch in height between Junior and Silva. You are right about Junior as far as striking for a heavyweight goes. Outstanding hand skills
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