Jose Aldo believes Fedor Emelianenko is the GOAT, Anderson Silva comes in 4th place

Jose Aldo believes Fedor Emelianenko is the GOAT, Anderson Silva comes in 4th place

We here at MiddleEasy don’t necessarily subscribe to the notion that there needs to be a pound for pound list. In fact, we would even argue that the only list you need is the official Frate Trane List, the qualifications are designed by Ray Kurzweil, so you know for a fact that this list holds up to the highest of standards. I can’t delve too much much into what Mr. Kurzweil puts into his formula to decide the list, I can say that it has a heavy reliance on violence and fighters the embody the singularity.

Pound for pound lists for the most part are quite silly, the subjectivity involved in them is absurd. It’s like comparing Shenmue to Portal 2. What game is better? How would you even begin to compare the two? They both rely on completely different game mechanics, that is what it is like comparing fighters in different weight classes the majority of the time.

With all of that being said, I agree with Jose Aldo. Fedor is the GOAT, all hail The Last Emperor.

Last modified onThursday, 18 July 2013 17:43
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-16 # Asshole 2013-07-18 17:46
This can knows his MMA.
-22 # Master Bader 2013-07-18 17:53
Nuthuggers unite!
-16 # AuntieRazor 2013-07-18 17:55
I guess Brasilians are unable to smell their own.
-15 # America 2013-07-18 18:38
All the mud they play in covers up the smell
+15 # ^THISGUYISNAASSHGOLE 2013-07-18 17:59
1. Fedor
2. Anderson
3. Gretsky
-10 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-07-18 19:06
1. Anderson Spider Silva / Muhammad Ali
2. Pavel Bure
3. Blow Job
4. Marijuana
5. Battlestar Galactica
6. Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
7. Futurama
8. Your Mom
9. Mike Tyson
10. My Dog
-6 # Asshole 2013-07-18 20:21
Get rid of the first two and then we can be friends
+4 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-07-18 21:05
lol ...thats assuming i want to be friends with an Asshole. But seriously man, 80% not good enough for you? (i dont think Eharmony can even get it that close) Maybe we can hear each-others stance out regarding the first 2 and both compromise a little bit.
+15 # Stranger 2013-07-18 22:45
Your dog's overrated
+21 # hmph 2013-07-18 18:09
hahaa ...'and then me'

fucking badass
+4 # youcantseeme55 2013-07-18 18:45
Proof read your articles, Gary.
-3 # jt33 2013-07-18 19:48
fedor had to many questionable fights to me..hes still a very close number 2 for me though. i wouldnt have chuck that high either..maybe igor instead.
+7 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-19 00:17
I don't know why so many people freak out when you question Fedor. His fights weren't really questionable, it was just what the MMA HW division had to offer at the time. MMA was barely 10 years old when Fedor began his reign of terror. I do believe he ducked some fights, Like the Couture vs.Fedor fight they tried to set up as a PRIDE vs. UFC HW vs. HW champ in 2007 that I still wish happened or more recently a fight with Overeem which I think Fedor would win. He was the best at the time. I think he would be annihilated fighting HW's nowadays, but then again he smoked Semmy Schilt who was massively bigger than him. If Fedor were around today he would be the king of 205 and on a Dolce diet..
+1 # Fedors frame 2013-07-19 15:05
Dude im not even kidding but with a REAL diet and cut like every other pro mma fighters out there nowaday, Fedor wouldve been a middleweight... . he was 230 pounds with easily 20 pounds of fat on him, it was probably closer to 30 pounds to be realistic. So with the exact same muscle mass he wouldve been 200pds on the money... thats a 15 pound water cut for MW (which is easy as pie compared to some of the weight some guys cut)
0 # jt33 2013-07-19 17:29
i was mostly just talking about his fights against people who he had no business fighting..i can't remember all the names off the top of my head but the people with 0-1 records etc. he fought plenty of great fighters too but when youre picking the goat you cant just ignore the other fights..its still close for me though, its not like i said it wasnt even a top 10 fighter..hes still a very close 2nd to me
-6 # Fatty_Sam86 2013-07-18 20:16
Well that's lofty putting yourself in there...
+3 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-19 00:12
Not really. Anderson Silva was asked about Jose Aldo once and Silva said, "If I fought at 145 I would retire."
+4 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-19 09:03
Actually Silva said, "If Jose Aldo fought at 185 I would retire." I had the right quote, just wrong weight class.
+3 # MiddleEasy 2013-07-18 22:21
Muhammed Ali. Greatest American to ever live, and he's a muslim. TAKE THAT TAKE THAT!
-4 # OverEasy 2013-07-19 04:59
Muhammed Ali, rascist, Uncle Tom, narcissist, liar, all round bullshitting scum bag.

His parkinsons is proof that Karma is real.
+2 # UnderHard 2013-07-19 05:28
Looks like youre the racist racist. Your grandmas cancer and your mom sucking off your dads drinking buddies is proof that you touch yourself at night. your moms death will be proof that you are indeed a fucking asshole.
0 # GUCCI 2013-11-15 13:20
lol ppl can say what they want Ali was soo racist and if you disagree just spend 2 min on youtube watching him talk and youll figure it out.
+15 # BlackMilk 2013-07-19 01:00
1. Dylan
2. Dylan
3. Dylan
4. Dylan
5. Dylan
+9 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-19 09:05
Why? Because he spits hot fire!
-6 # VivaMiles 2013-07-19 01:21
Muhammed Ali wasn't even the greatest shit talker (Chael Sonnen) let alone boxer(Tyson, Jones Jr, Chaves sr). And greatest mma fighter is obviously Harold Howard.
-3 # Seriously 2013-07-19 08:48
Wow! You are all pretty serious about this! NOT! :zzz
We have Chael-Huggers, assholes, and the best pound-for-pound fighter all in one blog!

Any way you look at it: Anderson, Jones, Aldo, Machida, Weidman :sad:
-9 # ALPHA 2013-07-19 09:16
1. Rickson Gracie
2. Jon Jones
4. Fedor
+3 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-19 13:20
Rickson is a silly person, and so are his lame followers. I remember watching something where one of his students claimed that Rickson has a powerful aura that drains your energy as you roll with him and he always wins. Fucking retarded. Even Helio said Rickson was full of himself and used exhibitions and sparring matches as part of his "400-0" record he claims.
+2 # The Dude Abides 1 2013-07-19 13:21
Really, no one included Sakuraba?
+1 # joesumo26 2013-07-19 21:47
4. Jon Jones
3. GSP
2. Fedor
1. Anderson

Thats how i'd put it.
0 # mookiestick 2013-11-11 17:52
-1 # Adi 2013-11-12 04:24
No love for Rickson? Or his armbar?
0 # guppy 2014-01-30 08:25
0 # Starsky 2014-04-17 04:30
If you put these Fedor & Anderson in prison cell, gun to the head....who wins in a fight to the death? All I an say is I would feel a lot more relaxed picking Fedor & nervous as hell if I were dumb enough to have picked Silva.

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