Franklin was an unbeatable champion at the time.
Griffen was a champ at the weight class above Silva.
Honestly, I think GSP can beat Anderson. But I think it's foolish in current MMA, to look at any long term champ and call their opponents clowns. Honestly, it's bias IMO, nothing more.
Seriously though, we can pick at any man's opponents. Jones fought Bonnar. Heck, he couldn't finish him, Anderson did. Jones fought Hamill. And Bader. Are these guys killers? Jones fought Belfort. So did Anderson. Is it more impressive that the guy Vitor's weight finished him vastly quicker than the guy who is bigger did?
What about GSP? Every man he's fought is a stud? Dan Hardy isn't a joke? What about Shields? Or Serra... Wait, he lost to him
Maybe it's worth looking at it another way.... How many of the dudes Jon Jones has beaten do you think could beat Anderson? The only guy I see as a potential foil is Rashad.
And given that Anderson is a guy who used to make 170, same question. Because I can't see most of the WWs GSP has beaten having much to offer Silva. I do feel like Fitch would have some vague, outside chance.
I feel like this thread has went to a place where it's about degrading the accomplishments of Anderson Silva. That is a joke. This man has mauled and toyed with his opposition in an insane manner. We now watch him with expectations he's going to destroy his foe in the most ludicrous manner. I want to see him fight Jones. I also want to see him fight GSP. Or Rashad. Or Lyoto. Heck, I want to see him fight Frank Mir. At this point, anything the man does is worth watching. And whining about him not fighting Jones is a joke. We get to see one of the greatest P4P fighters of all time beating people up. So if he opts for GSP, so be it. It's an amazing fight.
Hahahaha.. Some of this is funny.. Now its not a superfight? haha.. GSP is better than all of the fighters Anderson has fought.. Period.. GSP will mix his game up rather nicely and can win a decision.. If GSP can finish AS, whether that be by submission or TKO, then his legend tops all.. GSP is fast and very skilled and will come in with a gameplan to beat him.. Id gander that he'd train with Jon Jones for that fight.. In order for GSP to fight Anderson, id think hed want to dominate Condit.
Id like to see silva beat the crap out of gsp
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whats realy funny is there is talk of AS fighting jones. if that is the case then will gsp ever fight AS?
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silva should fight diaz, gsp then jones.