Anderson Silva at UFC 126It’s been no secret who UFC president Dana White feels is the best fighter to set foot on the planet since the dawn of time… Anderson Silva. And for good reason.

Silva was a tremendous talent before he came to the UFC, but since stepping in the Octagon, he has been nothing short of phenomenal.

He’s never lost in the UFC since his arrival in 2006, blasting through nearly everyone he’s faced. He captured the middleweight championship in only his second UFC bout. He’s moved up and defeated fighters at light heavyweight.

Silva has set records from most title defenses to most consecutive victories to most post-fight bonus awards and many, many more. And he’s not done yet.

After toying with Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153, Silva mentioned at the post-fight press conference that he might still have five years left in his career.

“Anderson Silva is laying down records that won’t be broken for 50 years,” said White after the press conference. “If he really thinks he has five years left, he’s not at the tail end of his career. Five years is a very long time. Three fights a year for five years?

“The guy is 37 years old, going on 38. 37 is when a guy is done, he’s over, he’s toast, especially in the fight business. He’s just a freak of nature when it comes to fighting.”

That of course makes White smile, thinking about another five years of Anderson Silva performances in the Octagon.

But even with the prospect of several more years of Silva, White was adamant that now is the time for fight fans to pay close attention to anything and everything that “the Spider” does.

Likening him to Michael Jordan in the prime of his NBA career, White says that Silva isn’t just the best mixed martial artist every, he crosses any combat sports boundary.

“He’s the greatest of all time. I think he’s the greatest in any combat sport. Anderson Silva just does amazing things that nobody else can do,” exclaimed White, proclaiming him superior to even Mike Tyson’s heyday in boxing.

“Watch every fight that he has. Enjoy every moment that he’s here, because when he’s gone, you’re gonna regret it (if you don’t).

“Anderson Silva is the guy you want to watch when he’s fighting.”

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