Is Anderson Silva The Greatest UFC Fighter Ever?
Dana White, in his interview for Saturday's UFC 97event, talked about Anderson Silva's UFC domination, and where it placed him among the all-time UFC greats. Dana has already said many times that Silva is the best pound for pound fighter on the planet, but he took it a step further this time.
When asked if a win on Saturday would make Silva the greatest fighter ever in the UFC, White answered with an emphatic yes.
"Yeah, I think he does. Yeah, there's no doubt about it. He's a humble guy. What drives me crazy and pisses me off all the time is when people try to debate whether he's pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world. You have to be out of your mind to not think this guy's the pound-for-pound best in the world."
Fanhouse's Michael David Smith mentions Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture as a couple guys who could make the case for "Best UFC Fighter Ever" as well. Personally, I would probably pick Royce Gracie. Fighting in an era when weight classes were unheard of and fighters would fight 3-4 times in one evening, he went 10-2-1 in the UFC, and won 3 UFC Championships. He beat great fighters like Ken Shamrock who were much bigger than him, and is in the UFC Hall of Fame.
Who's the best UFC fighter ever? Would Anderson Silva take that title with a win tomorrow at UFC 97? Give us your thoughts.
Dana White: If Anderson Silva Wins at UFC 97, He's The Best Ever in the UFC [Fanhouse]