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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 03:46 PM
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Absolutely not.

Fedor has 3 recent losses and his legacy is not tarnished.

If Anderson loses, his age obviously will be the factor but his legacy in this sport is cemented as the best of all time.
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I think people would still respect Anderson and his accomplishments, but he would lose that Aura he has right now, the "nothing is impossible" person he represents.
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Yes easily, even though he has done everything. People forget Silva is 38, but his last three fights he has looked better than he has before. He is on top right now at 38, his skills has not decline, so any lost right now would tarnish his legacy, although it should not.
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Fedors legacy was definitely hurt by his losses. The same would go for Anderson, you're as good as your last these days to most fans.

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Fedor steered clear/was kept away from the biggest MMA stage on the planet, he's certainly a legend but not on Silva's level IMO, and it's not because he lost a couple fights at the end.
I don't know man, I don't think Anderson fought anyone on Big Nog or Crocop's level.
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A win would do a lot more for Anderson's legacy than Bones because of the age and size difference. If Bones won it would get downplayed historically and the conversation would turn into what would happen if these two could have met in their prime. If Anderson wins it becomes another ridiculous accomplishment towards the end of his career making it even more impressive.

I don't really think it makes sense for the GOAT to be chasing fights. Shouldn't people be coming to him to get their own glory like Rashad is thinking about doing?
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i dont think so, his legacy is set, unless he goes on to lose 4 straight like most legends before calling it quits and i dont mean just losing i mean getting KTFO liddell style.

But i doubt that will happen, in fact i doubt anderson loses until hes 40, i think when he reaches 40 hes going to start to fade, i already think hes slower than earlier in his career but he makes up for it with incredible accuracy and technique.

i also think its importante to understand that its going to be pretty hard for anderson to continue fighting into his 40s like randy and henderson. Due to the fact that hes been fighting a long time from such a early age already this guy has been fighting for more than a freaking decade, look at any MMA fighter once they reach a decade that wear & tare usually catches up to them, not anderson man...hes a beast, this guy used to fight at 170! he beat ******* newton in pride and sakurai in shooto, then fough in cage rage and THEN entered the UFC and started his dominance

Anderson is a old school guy still at the top and always improving, there was a time where he didnt even have a ground game, its amazing to see how much hes grown as a fighter...no doubt he will go down as GOAT already

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A fight against Jones as retirementfight would be good. If Silva were to lose, it would be the passing of the torch to a guy who admires him and wants to step in his footsteps. If he were to win, it would be a final statement of uberdominance.

Nothing to lose there for Silva.
Nothing to lose? What about his teeth? What about consciousness?

People on this forum seem to think this is a video game. Yea, easy for you who sits on his fat ass from the couch to say he has NOTHING to lose. But fact is you don't fight.

It is so odd to me how people just make fantasy matchups, expect fighters to fight until 40 years old, expect them to always bounce back, expect them to not care about their health.....as if it were pretend fighting.

Well it is real. People are a little to drowned in their video games and fantasy worlds these days to realize that these are people...with families...and have a job. And have injuries.
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Nothing to lose? What about his teeth? What about consciousness?
That's a danger they are facing in every single fight. You are aware that this thread is about legacyż And to that I have answered. Silva has nothing to lose concerning his legacy if he fights Jones. I don't mind if Silva doesn't want to fight Jones, that's his own business and I won't think any less of him.

So please keep your outcry of false ideas about fellow members for someone else.
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That's a danger they are facing in every single fight. You are aware that this thread is about legacyż And to that I have answered. Silva has nothing to lose concerning his legacy if he fights Jones. I don't mind if Silva? doesn't want to fight Jones, that's his own business and I won't think any less of him.

So please keep your outcry of false ideas about fellow members for someone else.
My Facts:

What he has to lose?

His belt?

His undefeated UFC record?

His Aura?

In my opinion he has many things to lose. And it is pretty clear.
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