Originally Posted by tucker50
People can think whatever they want about what JDS or Bones are going to accomplish in the next few years, but anyone who's been watching this sport for more than a few years knows there is a steady stream prospects who come through the ranks and build a huge bandwagon of fans. In the time I've been watching the UFC, I can remember Sylvia, Mir, Arlovski, Lesnar, Gonzaga, Vera, and Cain all being talked about in much the same way as JDS is now. None of them accomplished anything close to what Anderson has, nobody at HW has in the UFC. I would be shocked if JDS manages to get passes Werdum, Cain, and Overeem without a loss.
Bones is maybe a different story, since nobody has ever really done what he has done. In the same breath though, usually the guys who dominate like Bones get figured out at some point. Shogun and Machida both were supposed to dominate for years but people figured out ways to beat them.
What I'm saying is it's hard to really understand what Anderson has done in the UFC. 15 straight wins and 10 title defenses are both records that nobody has ever come close to. GSP who's been dominant for years has 6 defenses, Hughes has 7 split over 2 streaks. Those are the only 2 guys who got more than half as many as Anderson. The UFC has never had anyone like him, but there have been plenty of guys who got hyped like Bones and JDS but never delivered.
Great post man, people really have to keep shit in perspective. Everyone hates on Anderson, saying he mostly fights cans and whatever, but the fact is he's beaten every single top 3 MW in the world who has come up in the past 5+ years. He didn't just beat them, he stopped them all within 2 rounds. And, he's mostly been consistent. He's had some adversity, he's had some shitty fights, but when he's on he fucks people up, and he does it in a way no one else can replicate.
Really all it takes is 1 fight for a champs hype to come crashing down. Jones had an awesome opportunity to clear out a stable of high ranked LHW's in a short period of time, but he still does have a long way to go. JDS is still a brand new champ. He can easily lose the belt in his next fight. Velasquez could beat him in a rematch, Overeem can beat him, DC has all the tools. He hasn't come close to clearing out the HW's.
Like you said, people have to separate hype from results. Also, I hope the fans can appreciate the beauty of how Silva fights, because I promise you guys no one will replicate it. There's only 1 Ali, RJJ, PBF, guys do not come along and steal their styles, because no one else can pull it off. No one else will be able to fight like Silva fights.
Originally Posted by VimyRidge
Silva is more a quantity than quality kind of guy. He is like the guy who picks up a different squank from the bar each weekend and brags about how many women he has scored with, but none of them are the kind of girls you would marry or even bring home to meet your parents.
He has beaten EVERY SINGLE TOP 3 MW that has been around to fight. You're talking out of your ass.