Jon Jones Takes Dig At Adesanya, Declares Anderson Silva Middleweight GOAT

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has declared Anderson Silva as the greatest middleweight of all time. Jones has been beefing with current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for a while now. Most recently, they went at it on Friday though “Bones” claimed he was done trading shots with “The Last Stylebender” until 2021 — which […]

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has declared Anderson Silva as the greatest middleweight of all time.

Jones has been beefing with current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for a while now. Most recently, they went at it on Friday though “Bones” claimed he was done trading shots with “The Last Stylebender” until 2021 — which is when Adesanya believes they will clash.

However, he decided to take a few more digs at Adesanya by declaring Silva as the best middleweight of all time:

“I’m going to tell my kids Anderson Silva was the greatest middleweight of all time. ” Jones tweeted.

He followed it up soon after:

Of course, there’s no denying that Silva is the greatest middleweight of all time.

He was the longtime champion who was unbeatable for years. Adesanya, meanwhile, only became the champion last month and would probably even agree with that assessment with Silva being his idol.

However, it didn’t stop there for Jones as he took another dig at the New Zealander later on:

“Anime porn watching grown a** man calling me a boomer, that sh*t was so pathetic I don’t even know what to say back. Dude is literally two years younger than me. ????? anyways, just landed in Chicago.”

If this fight does eventually happen, the trash talk in person will be something else.

What do you make of the Jones vs. Adesanya online beef?

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Rich Franklin Entertains Fighting Anderson Silva Again

Rich Franklin had a decorated career with the UFC. A career highlighted with wins over the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell, and Ken Shamrock. His career hit its peak when he was crowned as the fourth man in UFC history to be named as the middleweight champion of the world. However, Franklin’s reign as […]

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Rich Franklin had a decorated career with the UFC. A career highlighted with wins over the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell, and Ken Shamrock.

His career hit its peak when he was crowned as the fourth man in UFC history to be named as the middleweight champion of the world. However, Franklin’s reign as the champion ended abruptly when he met Anderson Silva in the Octagon for the first time. Silva defeated Franklin via TKO in the first round.

As a result, the victory led to the longest title reign of all time. After 2,457 days of being the UFC champion, Silva’s meteoric rise came to a halt at UFC 162 when he lost the belt to Chris Weidman. Since that loss, Silva has had a record of 1-6.

The beloved 44-year-old legend has remained in the game. His extended tenure in the UFC has garnered the attention of former opponent Franklin. Speaking to theScoreMMA, Franklin shared his thoughts on possibly rematching the Brazilian. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I would love to dance with Anderson again. And I believe I could beat him, but that’s the kind of mentality you have to have an athlete, right? It’s amazing somebody that at our age is still competing and trust me, on a realistic note, I think about it from time to time.

“It’s what you love to do. That’s why Anderson is still competing. Because it’s what he loves to do. I love competition, I love martial arts, I love training. So don’t think I don’t occasionally maybe get that bug”.

Franklin found a smooth transition from his UFC career. He has remained in the fight business and is now the Vice President of ONE Championship. It has been seven years since the ONE VP has fought. Whether Franklin is simply voicing his imagination, or is serious about making a comeback is to be determined.

Would you have any interest in watching the two UFC legends, Rich Franklin and Anderson Silva, run it back for the third time?

 

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Chris Weidman Believes Failed Drug Tests Diminish Jones & Silva’s Legacy

Chris Weidman beat Anderson Silva twice, and now if he wins on Friday could very well be fighting Jon Jones next. Both Silva and Jones are considered two of the greatest of all-time, yet Weidman believes their legacy are diminished due to the PED suspe…

Chris Weidman beat Anderson Silva twice, and now if he wins on Friday could very well be fighting Jon Jones next. Both Silva and Jones are considered two of the greatest of all-time, yet Weidman believes their legacy are diminished due to the PED suspensions. “If you look at his record and who he’s beat […]

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Anderson Silva & Georges St-Pierre Faceoff After 10 Years

Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre was a fight many fans wanted to see. The two were in their prime and holding belts at welterweight and middleweight, but ‘GSP’ did not want to move up to take on Silva. Now, 10 years later, the two did a face off in Las Vegas. Anderson Silva is still […]

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Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre was a fight many fans wanted to see. The two were in their prime and holding belts at welterweight and middleweight, but ‘GSP’ did not want to move up to take on Silva.

Now, 10 years later, the two did a face off in Las Vegas.

Anderson Silva is still fighting and last competed at UFC 237 when he lost by TKO due to leg kicks by Jared Cannonier. Before that, the Brazilian lost to Israel Adesanya by decision at UFC 234, which headlined the pay-per-view card. The 44-year-old is still continuing to fight but has no fight scheduled right now.

Georges St-Pierre, meanwhile, last fought back at UFC 217 when he submitted Michael Bisping to become the new middleweight champion. It marked his return to the Octagon after a break from the sport. Before that fight, he last competed at UFC 167 when he beat Johnny Hendricks. The Canadian is 26-2 and has notable wins over the likes of B.J. Penn, Jake Shields, Matt Serra, Carlos Condit, and Dan Hardy among others.

This is no doubt one of the biggest fights to never happen. It is an interesting stylistically matchup, and one that is hard to pick who would win. The Brazilian in Anderson Silva no doubt has the striking advantage, but the Canadian has solid striking, but his wrestling and jiu-jitsu would have been a factor.

Regardless, it will go down as one of the biggest what-ifs in UFC history.

Who do you think would have won the fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre if they fought?

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Stipe Miocic Reveals That Anderson Silva Helped Him Beat Daniel Cormier

Stipe Miocic is once again the heavyweight champion. He reclaimed the belt by beating Daniel Cormier by TKO in the fourth round at UFC 241. Yet, it didn’t appear he was going to win the fight early on. Cormier used his wrestling and striking effectively and was up 30-27 on many people’s scorecards heading into […]

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Stipe Miocic is once again the heavyweight champion. He reclaimed the belt by beating Daniel Cormier by TKO in the fourth round at UFC 241.

Yet, it didn’t appear he was going to win the fight early on. Cormier used his wrestling and striking effectively and was up 30-27 on many people’s scorecards heading into the fourth round. For Miocic, he was not happy with his performance early on.

“It was terrible (the beginning of the fight), my God. It seemed that I could not fight,” Miocic said to Combate (as transcribed by BJPENN.com). “I thought, ‘should I be here? Then I started to open more, found the distance and began to see openings. Okay, we’re fine, I get it now”

Then in the fourth, he started to attack the body which set up the TKO win. Why he decided to switch the gameplan like that was simple. He was watching past fights from Cormier’s where he saw Anderson Silva have a ton of success hitting ‘DC’ in the body. So, after his original game plan didn’t work he remembered that fight which helped him win.

“In the third round (I decided to change my strategy). I started to see it between the third and fourth rounds. My coaches were talking to me and I said ‘let’s attack his body’. He leaves it really open and nobody takes advantage of it,” he explained. “I remember Anderson Silva hit him with a body kick and that hurt him a little bit, so I thought of attacking him there, and it worked.”

Now, with the help of Anderson Silva, Stipe Miocic is once again the heavyweight champion of the world.

What do you make of Stipe Miocic using Anderson Silva to help him beat Daniel Cormier?

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Daniel Cormier Doesn’t Believe Jon Jones Belongs In GOAT Conversation For One Reason

Who is the GOAT (greatest of all-time) is a question every sports fan asks regardless of sport. MMA is no different and names like Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, and Fedor Emelianenko are brought up. Yet, Daniel Cormier says “Bones” should not be in the conversation. Although Jones has never lost, other than a […]

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Who is the GOAT (greatest of all-time) is a question every sports fan asks regardless of sport. MMA is no different and names like Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, and Fedor Emelianenko are brought up. Yet, Daniel Cormier says “Bones” should not be in the conversation.

Although Jones has never lost, other than a DQ loss, Cormier says “Bones” should be removed from the conversation due to his PED use.

“When you talk about the greatest fighters of all-time, there are layers to it. It such a discussion in terms of how you are speaking. A person’s ideas is what drive that discussion. I really do believe when you break down the greatest fighter’s of all-time, anyone with any accusation against their name should be omitted. I just think that is the way it is,” Cormier said to TMZ Sports. “In baseball the guys that did all those things, regardless of what they did, they can’t even get into the Hall of Fame.”

Really, for Daniel Cormier, he believes if anyone has a past with PED use they should not be considered the GOAT. He believes that because no one truly knows what fights they were on it and when they weren’t. Or how good they would have been without PEDs.

“I like Anderson (Silva), he is a great guy, a great champion, (Jon) Jones is a great fighter. But, anytime you have anything attached to your name, I think you should be out. You are not supposed to do it. But, Georges St-Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, those guys along with myself and a few others should be considered the greatest fighters of all-time. You will never come to a universal decision because it is so subjective.”

Yet, the GOAT talk is so subjective that some may agree with Cormier while others may disagree.

Do you agree with Daniel Cormier that anyone accused of PEDs should be removed from the GOAT conversation?

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