Dan would have a phenomenal resume... He is clearly one of the best ever now, and it would only raise his stock. Beating Jones is as big of a win as you can get at this point in MMA. However this is very pointless question since he has little to no chance against Jones.
Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio
although I feel he beat 'Page
Care to explain? Did you actually score the rounds, or just watch the fight as a whole and determine that Dan won...
It was a pretty clear 3-2 for page imo...
Originally Posted by rivethead
Anderson has said he wants no part of Jones.
For another indefineable subject, I think Anderson stating that he'll never fight Jones impacts my perspective of him p4p, and I don't even have Jones top 3.
What do you think when GSP doesnt seem like he wants to fight Anderson... (Even though his opinion seems to change a lot, making it hard to really see what he thinks about that fight.)
If Dan actually beats Jones, than there is something to be said. He certainly deserves some respect for stepping up... He wont beat Jon, so it doesnt really make a difference...
than again if Herb Dean is in Dan's corner...I mean reffing the fight, he may have a shot.
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Few too many asterisks for my liking to say GOAT, maybe I'm just too incredulous for my own good, but his latter years surge leaves me with too many questions.
Taken altogether: looking back at the "Decision Dan" era, the Anderson loss, the Nog Bros submissions, some razor thin wins and his current day gameplans(basically, go yard), I see too many negatives, and that's going before his Clemens-esque twilight dominance. I DO certainly think he's an "all-time great" with one of the most impressive resumes in MMA history, win or lose to Bones.... IMO, the column against his GOAT rating is too steep to ignore.
BTW, Rickson Gracie is the one and only GOAT
Similar to the Anderson-Sonnen 1 fight I would put an * next to Hendo's fight vs. Sheilds... but you still cannot discount the stylistic match-up completely...
If Dan was to fight someone like Rashad Evans, he could easily be taken down to a UD loss.