GSP and Jones are a long way behind Silva. They are yet to defeat adversity like Anderson has.
I take it having your arm ligaments snapped off and still hammering a guy into unconsciousness with that same arm after 3 more rounds of exhausting dominance doesn't count as overcoming adversity.
Also here's a case for Jones already being GOAT over Silva. Jones is essentially undefeated, Silva has THREE losses. Jones has never even been scratched and has only been in trouble like 5 secs in his entire career. He's never lost a single round in his entire life.
Aside from his 3 losses, Silva was also pounded for 4.5 rounds, has been taken down repeatedly (Chael 2, Henderson, Lutter, Otsuka), mounted, and lost many rounds.
Jones has never been in a boring/embarrassing/brain fart fight in his life. When the man steps into the cage, you know some bad shit is going down. Anderson spent 3 whole main event championship fights dancing and running away like a clown doing nothing.
All of Jones' UFC opponents have been legends/ex-champs or are veterans still going strong in the UFC. A bunch of Anderson's opponents couldn't even cut it in the UFC (Leites, Lutter, Cote), so Jones has consistently been facing better competition.
Anderson Silva has only faced 2 wrestlers in his entire 40 fight career (Sonnen, Hendo). 4 if you count half-baked wrestlers like Okami and Otsuka. Both of them took him down and stole at least a round from him if not more and actually battered him. It's very easy to look invincible when you hardly face your weakness, and look very human when you do. Let's see how he does against Weidman, then we'll talk.
Jones has smashed strikers on their feet and made them TAP to strikes, outwrestled NCAA all american wrestlers, submitted BJJ black belts, and never been threatened by any of it except for 5 secs in an armbar. Which he endured and escaped. Instead of tapping and crying later in the locker room like someone else.
So Anderson has some records because he's been in the game longer. Give Jones time. He's TWENTY FIVE. At his age Anderson was fighting bums in villages in Brazil, Jones is already the longest reigning LHW champ in UFC history.
So what does Anderson have going for him? That he's the best striker in MMA? Some flashy dominations in the standup? Yes, but that's just one facet of MMA. This is MIXED martial arts, and Jones is clearly the more well rounded, dominant, intimidating and virtually flawless athlete.