Finding MMA's GOAT | Episode 1: Anderson Silva
What exactly is your criteria for an all-time great?
I don’t think there’s an answer out there that gets unanimous approval, but with this series, I want to help in outlining the argument for seven different fighters as the G.O.A.T.
Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Amanda Nunes, Georges St-Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, Demetrious Johnson, and Jon Jones; I won’t deny it, the seven fighters named are not all on the same level, but each has certainly something that has established them as a cut above all others within their respective eras and divisions.
Everything else is a matter of preference. Week by week, I’ll take one and break down their claim to the throne, drop some insight on where that claim might be hindered, and leave the actual decision making up to you guys.
I think it’ll be an interesting and enjoyable dip into one of the sport’s most ever-present topics - and between myself and you guys, our loyal viewers, we’re going to come as close as possible to Finding The G.O.A.T. We’re going G.O.A.T hunting, folks!