Anderson Silva has won 16 fights in the UFC in a row, he has the most successful number of title defenses in UFC history, and will move up in weight division if asked to. However, UFC president Dana White doesn't think fans and the media understand how great The Spider truly is.“
"Anderson Silva is so far the best fighter in the world, f------ pound-for-pound, they ought to make a whole other list for him," said White. "I don’t know what you call it, but he should be on that list. That’s how good this guy is."
“This guy is 38 years old and still performing at the level. Bonnar went the distance with Jon Jones and he said to me after his fight with Anderson Silva, he was in total shock. Not to mention the fact that we find out (Bonnar) was on steroids."
“He’s on steroids. He’s already the bigger, stronger guy. Anderson Silva has 36 days to prepare for that fight. He f------ annihilated him. So after the fight, he says to me, ‘That guy lives in the Matrix. Nobody’s ever done that to me in my life. I felt like I never fought a day in my life when I went in there with this guy.’”
“That’s how good Anderson Silva is. I feel like the media and the fans don’t grasp it, don’t get it as much as I do."
“The day that that guy comes around and says I’d like to retire, it’s gonna bum me the f--- out.”
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