When Anderson showboats, you know he can seal the deal at anytime.
While Rory continues his rise in the WW div, lets put this in perspective. BJ is still - everyone forgets - a LIGHTWEIGHT. A 155lber. Not sure what this means for Rory and the rest of the top WWs. I do look fwd to the rematch with Condit.
But lets put Rory vs BJ's careers in perspective.
BJ is Rory's biggest win thus far in his career. Against a LW and 15 fights into his career.
BJ, by contrast took out Din Thomas and Kaoru Uno in his 2nd and 3rd fights. Din was around top 5 and Uno was 2 fights removed from being the #1 LW. In BJ's 8th fight, he absolutely smashed Gomi. And in his 9th fight, he submitted Matt Hughes.
That would be like Rory going up to fight Anderson and not only beating him but beating him by finish. Anderson may be the GOAT but Hughes was the absolute man when BJ tapped him.
Rory wasnt even in the UFC in his 9th fight and beat Mike Guymon in his 10th fight (UFC debut).
This is coming from a Canadian as well. While I like what I saw skillwise from Rory, BJ had accomplished about 100 times more by this point in his career.
Look fwd to seeing Rory's future but that showboating didnt impress me.
Respect to BJ. Continuing to fight the best in a div larger than him.