Originally Posted by MRBRESK
He would beat the strikers and lose to the grapplers.
Cormier, Cain, Barnett and any powerful wrestler would beat him.
He's a better striker than JDS so Anderson V Junior on the feet most likely = a victory for Andy.. considering Anderson would be 6'2 230lbs with 78inch reach and JDS is 6'4 240lbs and same reach.
I dunno if Werdum, Bigfoot Mir, Big Country etc. have the speed to take him down, Anderson's movement is excellent and he has equal reach to pretty much everyone in the division.
I know i'm a huge Anderson fan but I feel like i'm being fair, what do you guys think?
no i was thinking the same thing. although there is a weight advantage there is a big speed disadvantage. the more athletic guys like cormier, velasquez would probably get the better of him (silva still more than a punchers chance i would think)
and the slower guys like the ones you mentioned would not get a hold of him and get punched and kicked alot
to answer the original question, yes maybe at this stage he could/would be top ten
but in future as the division improves (which it will) then it would be a different answer