Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR
See, there in lies the problem that I hate very much about a guy like Silva.
Great champions are always willing to prove something. Michael Jordan retired at the high point of his career, winning 3 straight champions and to come back and do it again. But he came again, only this time to prove he still had game and can hang with the younger generation of players. Many believed he ruined his legacy, but I think to him that wasnt an issue and was merely to test himself out, regardless if he didnt win a title or his career Points per game average dropped.
A 50 year old Randy Couture would consider coming out of retirement, solely to test himself against a legend in Fedor. I dont see him caring about his legacy or making a fuss over the payday or incentives he should receive the way I think Silva would make if wanted to fight Fedor. Hell, I think better chance of Lesnar coming out of retirement,risking everything and taking a fight with Fedor than Silva would.
And all of the other GOAT candidates would jump out of retirement, but Anderson wouldnt? Based on nothing
GSP of course... Even though he said he wanted to retire early and doesnt want to move up...
Randy, Lesnar, hell anyone would do it... Anderson wouldnt though... Hes a coward...
Fedor isnt even in the UFC and making a fight with the MW champion probably wouldnt even be on the UFC's radar if he was to come to the UFC.... But I say Anderson would love that fight and jump at the idea...
Im a huge fedor fan, but stylistically he is a MUCH better fight for him than Jones... Hell Fedor is even smaller than Jones.