Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
I can't wait for Okami to send Belcher back to irrelevancy.
Georges St. Pierre came along and trashed Hughes
Randy Couture got stomped out by Brock Lesnar
And Chuck was never that good to begin with, but Shogun, Penn, Fedor, all of them, their time all ran out, and a younger, stronger, newer breed of fighter came in and phased them out.
Anderson was 2 minutes away from losing to a guy with inferior striking and ju-jitsu to Weidman whose only looked bad once in his career and that was when he cut 32 lbs in 11 days and he just made the guy Anderson brought in to teach him wrestling look like an amateur.
So yeah, I really don't get why people are so confident in Anderson, he's always struggled against wrestlers and this one actually knows submissions when the time comes Weidman will push him out the door and Anderson can go enjoy his retirement, he just doesn't have what it takes to beat him and there's no shame in that.
Dude, im simply calling you out on your use of the term "passing him by". To say the sport will pass Anderson Silva by implies he would have underachieved. Whether you like it or not, that's what that term means. You could aim a comment like that at BJ Penn maybe. But Liddell and Hughes certainly got lots out of their careers. To say the sport "passed them by" is fecking absurd. Use a different term bro.
Even if Weidman beats Silva, MMA wont pass him by for a long time. Long after everybody has forgotten Chris Weidman, they'll still be talking about Anderson Silva. He will become the yard-stick for every champion. Fact.
He is a legend. Get over it.