Low Budget Jeff wrote:
I agree that Fedor might be...MIGHT BE...the best fighter in the world. But I agree with Anderson being named "Most Dangerous Man" in the world. I see Fedor as being most skilled and can probably win more fights before the career is over, but many of Fedors fights end in submissions. I see "Dangerous" as meaning the potential to BRUTALLY end a fight. Fedor ends fights clean and neat and it's an art form in and of itself. The Spider though...whoa...in his UFC career he's had what...two guys get out of the first round? And his KO to sub ratio is 2-1 one right now. Knockouts vs. Leben, Franklin, Marquardt, and Franklin again. Subs vs. Lutter and Henderson. Of the 5 fighters, only Marquardt and Henderson made it to the second round, and for Marquardt it was just barely.
Then when you look at the viciousness of Silvas knockouts...whoa.
Plus, Anderson is now going to beef up to LHW, and Anderson will go to the organization that has the fights. Don't get me wrong, I like Fedor, liked him in Pride and will like it if he stays with Affliction, but if he doesn't, what else will he do? Find that big ass asian freak show again? I'm among those who respect Fedor, but want to call him out and tell him to fight against real fighters again.
Most Dangerous Man In The World
Just had to ;)
When we're talking brutal we can't forget that subs can be just as brutal as KOs (don't believe me? Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmPmau4BL78
) and many of Fedor's subs have been sick as hell (check out him vs Ogawa, Fujita and Randleman). Also I'd want to say that Silva probably has the cleanest striking in MMA so calling him brutal and Fedor clean doesn't really sound right; when Fedor strikes his opponents it's with wild, swinging bombs that hit like sledgehammers. Silva's striking is with surgical precision and he picks his opponents apart.
Still, I'll concede the point as it's Spike we're talking about here.
Anderson walks around at around 210-220 so I wouldn't worry; he'll most likely beat some ass (hell, if Sakurai could beat Ricco Rodriguez in ADCC anything's possible). Regarding Fedor: he really doesn't have anything left to prove to me. His record is a veritable who's who of the MMA heavyweight division and there are really only four names left: Cotoure, Arlovski, Barnett and Sylvia. After that there are no fighters left to fight (unless of course we get some new fighter up to his level within that time). He could retire today and be considered a legend of the sport.