Originally Posted by Hennessy
He really is an awesome fighter.
Do not think that this is nuthuggin either. He derserves the credit that's given to him.
In Japan there is saying: Why retire if you keep winning
in America they call that Brett Favre syndrome. It always ends badly, especially for fighters. Anderson is the best and most spectactular fighter in the world at this moment. This thread also reminds us of how long he has been around and how old he is.
Fighters his age who rely on speed and reflexes become mediocre overnight, like RJJ himself. Once they lose some of that speed and those reflexes the holes in their game are much bigger and easier to exploit.
Anderson fights in a way that only Anderson can. He cant just pass on those reflexes and instincts to somebody else and train them to be like that. He is special.
In a perfect world, he beats GSP at 185, challenges for the 205 crown and win or lose that (hopefully win), retire as the undisputed GOAT.