Anderson Silva is not the best P4P fighter in the world and here is why..
Firstly I would like to say I am not a Silva hater, and if anything closer to a nuthugger. And this thread has nothing to do with the Cote fight. But, there are to blantant reasons Silva isn't the best P4P fighter in the world, which no one ever seems to mention (which is quite saddening).
First off I'm giving Silva the benifit of the doubt here as he is the one who said this, (BTW this is easily the most overlooked point on the P4P scale in terms of Silva) he weights 230 pounds. That means he actually weights as much as Fedor. Everyone bitches about Fedor fighting Linland, but no body ever seems to care that Anderson is essentially doing the same thing every time he fights at MW. Sure there is no definite proof to this, but I'm quite sure Fedor can handle Franklin, Marquart, Henderson, Leban, Lutter and Irvin more dominantly then Anderson did. Hell probably even the current Cro Cop could. This in my mind makes Anderson the best P4P weight cutter, but in no way is he the best P4P fighter.
Secondly, he actually doesn't have an almost unbeatable style for his weight like all the other P4P contenders.
He has shown extreme weakness to shots, and although he is a legit black belt, there are levels of BJJ black belt. There are 4 guys with far better BJJ then him (Alemeida, Maia, Palhares and Filho). Palhares and Filho could probably take him down at will, and in turn would probably beat Anderson quite eaisly. Maia and Almeida could definitely beat him if they work their wrestling, and might even win anyways by pulling gaurd on him.
Look at the other contenders though.
BJ has the best TDD in MMA (except for maybe GSP). Hell even Randy had trouble taking him down. He also has great striking, an ungodly chin, very very solid TD's and the best BJJ at 155 (minus Garcia).
GSP has the best wrestling in MMA, great BJJ and very good striking. There are no actal threats for him in the BJJ department at WW, so he can actually just take anyone down and pound them out with his excellent GnP. Even if their were though, there is no way he can get them down and he is also one of the best strikers at WW.
Fedor has the best GnP in MMA, and is bascially 9/10 in every other aspect. He has shown great striking (he has never been outstruck or even knocked down by a punch), very very good TD's/TDD, amazing recovery time and awesome sub's/sub defense.
While Anderson has the best striking at MW and good BJJ, there are obvious flaws in his game which is why I say he simply isn't the best P4P fighter in the world.
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