If you needed a reminder as to why Anderson Silva is one of the baddest men who has ever lived, then look no further than the video found below.
Anderson “the Spider” Silva will no doubt go down as one of the greatest MMA fighters the game has ever seen. If you were tasked with showing a mixed martial arts newcomer a fighter who encompasses all of the things we love and cherish about the sport, then the lethal and extravagant Silva would most certainly be at least in the discussion and would more than likely be the most solid option.
At UFC 208 this weekend, he faces off against the hard-handed brawler Derek Bruson in a bout that may well give him a chance to remind the world exactly how dangerous he can still be, despite his grand old age of 41. In Brunson, he has an opponent who perhaps could be well-suited to his highly clinical counter-striking game and though he is coming off of a 1st round loss to Robert Whittaker last year, he most certainly has all of the tools to re-establish himself as a threat at 185lbs if he can connect on the chin of the legendary Brazilian over 3-rounds in the co-main event.
Silva’s time as the UFC’s middleweight champion was among the greatest title-reigns the promotion has ever seen and despite his rather abrupt and devastating fall from grace, there is nothing he could do now to detract from his achievements in the past. If you needed a reminder of exactly how lethal the Spider was in his prime, then below there is a video which does a good job of adequately summing up the talent of the man that many considered to be the greatest to ever do it.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena