TheMadTitan wrote:Mabybe not Machida but he would have Dusted Liddell, Rampage or Shogun at that period in time.
DreadLobster wrote:I think, and this is just my opinion, mind you... You'd have to be out of your goddamn mind to think he couldn't have beaten the lazy ass Rampage Jackson that got beat by Griffin, not to mention the obvious easy win over Griffin at 205 one fight removed from him holding the belt. So yeah, he most certainly could've done it.
I think Rashad prior to the Machida fight probably could've held him down. I could see Anderson catching him, but Rashad would've been a much tougher matchup for him than for Machida.
I don't see how anyone thinks he couldn't have beaten Shogun. I love Shogun, and sure, he had a hell of a chin... but even when he wins he takes a beating. Just leaves way too many openings. I think Anderson would've caught him with something. I'd still watch that fight.
EvilGorilla69+1 wrote:Anderson silva couldnt really beat Otsuka...as he was gifted a decision..Otsuka had good catch wrestling and he was a 'brawler' limited skills, to say the least
And 'Ando',coudlnt beat him.. ..... just saying .. .. .......
GOAT my fucking ASS. Liddell would have tortched Otsuka in less than 2 minutes.
(guy mezger killed him twice)
Be reaaaaall.. Anderson started his career as a fucking LW.
6'2 and a fucking lightweight... .....
Cheated Sakurai out of his first loss.. .. Sakurai, at lets say: 167 pounds and 5'11, fighting a natural MW-HW, who is being a dick and decided to start at LW.
We need someone like Fedor or BJ..
^^ .'''He probably also was trying to gain a competitive advantage over opponents and moved up when the cut was to much.'''
blackmetalcarson wrote:You know it honestly makes me wonder how many people would have popped had USADA been around back then when Silva was dominant.
PBells wrote:blackmetalcarson wrote:You know it honestly makes me wonder how many people would have popped had USADA been around back then when Silva was dominant.
I'd say literally everyone.
blackmetalcarson wrote:Yeah I remember Lutter almost beating him with plenty of time left in the fight getting the top of his head caved in. The ONLY way Lutter almost beat him would have been if the elbows Anderson used were illegal. That was the only chance Lutter had. As for Sonnen, well, we all know that story. Silva's ribs were injured and he was fighting a roided opponent and STILL came out on top and if you need any more evidence as to why that wasn't the typical Silva in that fight, see the rematch where Sonnen essentially got a reverse alien chestburster for his troubles as a result of a missed spinning backfist. As far as Weidman beating Silva in his prime... Lol Weidman was making Maia's stand-up look fairly passable. The same Weidman in that fight would have been crushed.