Haha Anderson was not 100% in the Sonnen fight.
I guess that's true. But none of Anderson's opponents nearly match up to the kind of competition Bones has demolished. I mean Bonnar, Leites, Cote, Irvin, Forrest, Lutter ... most of these guys got cut from the UFC, and Forrest / Bonnar were only in it for being exciting, not super elite fighters.
Silva's best wins are Henderson, Sonnen, Belfort and Franklin. Franklin, Sonnen, Belfort don't even rank at LHW, they got killed in most of their recent fights there. Henderson is about the only elite level LHW Silva has fought and beaten, that's it.
Compare that to Rashad, Shogun, Rampage and Machida. These guys are far above any of the guys on Anderson's list. Machida just beat Hendo, as did Rampage a while back. Machida also KOd Franklin. Vlad, Bader, Vera and Hamill are also far more solid veterans than the likes of Leites, Cote, Irvin and Lutter ... these guys have been around in the UFC forever and all have winning records unlike those Silva opponents that hardly stuck around in the UFC after being beaten by him.
Also Silva has been beaten before. Many times. Long ago, yes, but still losses are losses. If he wasn't trying 100% against Chonan or Takase, he probably should have. Jones has faced a murderer's row of opponents and never truly lost.