UnderGround Forums Anderson Silva nominated for GOAT athlete on ESPN

2/10/13 4:07 PM
6/15/12
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Along the likes of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Michael Phelps.

Place your votes.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sportsnation/feature/index?page=greatestofalltime

2/10/13 4:09 PM
6/4/11
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He's up against Phelps...
2/10/13 4:10 PM
9/13/11
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Need I remind you, fuck phelps
2/10/13 4:11 PM
8/25/12
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If he is the only fighter mentioned in an intra-sport GOAT discussion, is it safe to say hes MMA's GOAT?

2/10/13 4:12 PM
11/16/10
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I voted for him although he has no realistic chances of winning it all. He should beat Phelps though.
2/10/13 4:45 PM
8/9/11
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How is woods an athlete
I know his one of the best golfers ever but athlete I doubt Phone Post
2/10/13 4:52 PM
12/2/11
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bo jackson for athelete... gretzky for dominance
2/10/13 4:57 PM
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Fedor

but Phelps will beat him 77/23 is what I see happening
2/10/13 5:00 PM
7/23/12
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I voted for him, but he has very little chance of winning.
2/10/13 5:00 PM
7/10/12
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fitch n prey - How is woods an athlete
I know his one of the best golfers ever but athlete I doubt Phone Post
Dale e jr also, he drives a car Phone Post
2/10/13 5:04 PM
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Voted

2/10/13 5:08 PM
6/13/10
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The comments on there had a great discussion on athlete vs player. If we are talking about athletic ability alone it's really hard to argue against Bo Jackson. He had it all at uncharted levels size, strength and speed. Who else has even come close to dominate two professional sports in the modern era like he did? Phone Post
2/10/13 5:08 PM
6/13/10
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Ps I still voted for AS lol Phone Post
2/10/13 5:09 PM
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Silva isn't even the best MMA fighter, let alone the greatest athlete. I don't think Ali is the greatest boxer either. It's a very strange list.
2/10/13 5:14 PM
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phelps is going to annihilate silva on name recognition alone.  ill still vote tho

2/10/13 5:16 PM
6/27/11
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Voted Silva in futility

2/10/13 5:17 PM
7/23/12
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It seems unfair to have guys that are still active in their sport up against guys that have retired.

2/10/13 5:20 PM
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OftheWay - I voted for him although he has no realistic chances of winning it all. He should beat Phelps though.
We need to get Brazil in on this. Like, all of it. Phone Post
2/10/13 5:24 PM
3/7/11
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Gretzky without a doubt. You guys ever look at the all time points leaders in the NHL? He has almost 1000 more points than the next person. More than 50% more than the next person which is Messier.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/history/leaders
2/10/13 5:26 PM
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OftheWay - I voted for him although he has no realistic chances of winning it all. He should beat Phelps though.
We need to get Brazil in on this. Like, all of it. Phone Post

Pele would get more votes in Brazil than Silva.
2/10/13 5:26 PM
6/3/10
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For me it was between Gretzky and Bo. Bo being an all star in two sports at the same time is sick.

Gretzky has more assists than anyone else has points. He has records that will never be beaten http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=552838

Silva is great, but he doesnt deserve to be in the overall running.
2/10/13 5:27 PM
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Spartan 117 Master Chief - Since when was he a Pride champion? 0_o
He did beat Hendo Phone Post
2/10/13 5:30 PM
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No Alexander Karelin? Poll has no merit without him... Phone Post
2/10/13 5:33 PM
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Jordan or Jackson..... Phone Post
2/10/13 5:36 PM
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osiriss - The comments on there had a great discussion on athlete vs player. If we are talking about athletic ability alone it's really hard to argue against Bo Jackson. He had it all at uncharted levels size, strength and speed. Who else has even come close to dominate two professional sports in the modern era like he did? Phone Post
He didn't have these moves though...



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