Totally agree with the OP. Anderson was a very good welterweight (first man to beat Mach Sakurai) And his standup has always showed flashes of brilliance, but he never really was an elite fighter until recently. IMO It startead at the time he started to smash fools in Cage Rage, already there you can see the destructive style he has been using in the UFC. IMO I just think he has put on more skill in the ground game, more weight/strength and has even more standup skills. But I think the strength gain and his improving ground game (war Nog Bros!) is one of the biggest keys t his success over the past 4 years.
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