You're not off your rocker. I mean, Gsp's legacy is already being tarnished by the day, and he's still winning. If Anderson starts decisioning everyone, he'll get the same treatment. I think they both should step a weightclass up, they both have the body for it. Anderson can easily compete with the Rampages, dare I say Silva/Bones...dear lord what a fight. And Gsp can hang with any MW you can name. I think it's time they did move for awhile, they can always drop back and challenge the new champ at the class they left.
I just lol'ed at this.
So let me get this straight. Anderson and GSP's legacy is being tarnished......because they win too much and too easily???? Last time I checked, that was the whole friggin point of pro sports.
WTF does this even mean? Just think about what you are saying here. The fact they might be able to fight successfully at a higher weight class doesn't mean they lose something by fighting at their optimal weight class.
Fighters should obviously fight at the smallest weight class they can comfortably make, and maximize any size advantage they have. Silva and GSP both do this, it makes them better fighters, not worse.
I would like to see GSP move up to MW, but I'd like to see it as a fan, I'm not going to pretend that would necessarily be the best thing for him. Same for Silva.
They will both go down as two of the greatest fighters of their generation no matter what happens, the only way they can tarnish their legacy is if they Shamrock themselves and fight so long that they are losing to 2nd and 3rd rate fighters.
Results matter, not sideshow stuff. GSP and Silva's record both speak for themselves, they don't need to showboat at higher weightclasses to prove anything. I wouldn't mind if they did, but it wouldn't prove anything.