Dana White: “Anderson Silva is the Greatest of All Time; He Does Things Nobody Else Can Do”


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.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC President Dana White suggested an Anderson Silva win over Nick Diaz could earn “The Spider” a title shot. So with the victory in the books, does the former champ deserve another fight with Chris read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Despite a failed drug test due to a pair of steroids, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will still be a head coach on the upcoming fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”Filed read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Anderson Silva has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), but he'll continue on in his role of coach for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, UFC president Dana White said Wedn read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC president Dana White issued a show of support for Anderson Silva, including keeping him on as coach on TUF Brazil 4. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

It has been a tumultuous week for Anderson Silva, but testing positive for anabolic steroids will not affect his coaching role on the upcoming fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.&rd read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 96 views

Dana White has published a statement addressing Anderson Silva's failed drug test, which could affect his position as head coach on season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. UFC president Dana White read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Dana White and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will defend Anderson Silva and give him his right to due process following "The Spider's" shocking positive test for drostanolone and androstane in read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

January was one of the best months in UFC history. The company scored two monster pay-per-view buy rates, strong ratings for UFC on FOX 14 as well as Conor McGregor's win over Dennis Siver. Yet, a nu read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

According to Dana White, Anderson Silva's positive test "screwed him up" for a few days. Dana White spoke briefly about Anderson Silva's test failure to multiple banned substances, and the UFC presid read news >>