Originally Posted by Masscore
I would really like to see him jump into the shark tank that is LHW. Would love to see how he would do against the likes of Evans, Shogun, Bader and Jones. The only thing that really hurts his legacy in my eyes is the fact his record is littered with a bunch of so-so fighters. Cote, Lietes, Lutter, Irvin, Marquadt and Leben just to name a few. His best win is Hendo but after that it's either Franklin or Forrest. And while Franklin and Forrest are good fighters neither of them are going to go down as all time greats. So I would really like to see him jump up and join the deep waters of LHW.
I would happen to agree with you. I have felt the same way about Silva for a couple years now. I slowly went from intense adulation to indifference. Anderson has reigned over the MW division for far too long. Anderson has the size (Oversized for his division - much like GSP) and ability to make the leap to LHW but apparently he is not up to the challenge. The man is now getting old and will no doubt look to retire at MW while moulding his own legacy of utter dominance in his own division, rather than absolute domination.
Anderson Silva will undoubtedly have legendary status but he will always have his detractors due to the reasons you listed.