I believe UFC 246 Live Free emphasised a variety of bloggers point lately, the champions are definitely the definitely the most beneficial fighters at their fat. The champions have only to protect their titles not acquire them, Anderson Silva proves my issue, at middleweight he has destroyed absolutely everyone bar Thietes Lietes who only desired a ground ju jitsu combat. When he measures as much as gentle heavyweight he places with a banger exhibit and sends shockwaves throughout the gentle heavyweight division!
Champions like GSP and BJ Penn in past times have long gone just after their challenger to batter and get, this for my part allows the challenger opportunity to show defense into attack and will allow the challenger a much better probability at beating the champion.
BJ Penn shown at UFC 107 he is because of the best fighter at one hundred fifty five and it has to go down in historical past because the finest at 155. What fascinated me more is how many challengers counsel they might set BJ absent and have the abilities to take action. BJ has fought up welterweight and won fights, he has battled legends these types of as Matt Hughes and GSP for titles, he has also beforehand fought present light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida when pushing around 205 catchweight. Keep in mind BJ Penn continues to be champion at the two welterweight (champion at UFC 46 and stripped when he signed for K-1) and light-weight defended because UFC 80, he has beaten Joe Stevenson, Sean Sherk, Kenny Florian and many a short while ago Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.
Additionally, it goes for GSP, he has defended his title 3 occasions, each and every challenger suggests they may defeat GSP, yet again his competencies, dedication and winner mentality guarantees he wins the battle right before he enters the octagon. GSP has long been champion since UFC 83, he has defended in opposition to Jon Fitch at UFC 87, BJ Penn aka “greasegate” at UFC ninety four and Thiago Alves at UFC a hundred.
In case you go as much as middleweight, what can you say about Anderson Silva? The Brazilian has beaten each challenger before him for several years, he has gone as many as gentle heavyweight and crushed a previous champion in Forest Griffin and risky striker James Irwin. There are numerous calls for Anderson to action up and struggle training lover and present champ Lyoto Machida but refuses do to remaining mates. Really noble but in the long run he has the talents to defeat the dragon. For me Anderson Silva is the best pound for pound fighter in MMA and only has actually been challenged once in his UFC career. He has not misplaced in three several years which was a DQ. His past precise misplaced was again in 2004 when Pleasure was in its hayday. Anderson has defended from Nate Marquardt at UFC seventy three, Wealthy Franklin at UFC seventy seven, Dan Henderson at UFC 82, Patrick Côté at UFC ninety, Thales Leites at UFC 97.