Anderson Silva Unimpressed With Daniel Cormier’s GOAT Denial
Daniel Cormier who cement his legacy by becoming two-division champion at UFC 226 and puts him on the short list of fighters in the discussion for GOAT status. Earlier this week, Cormier said Demetrious Johnson and Georges St Pierre who share the greatest ever distinction with him and exclude Anderson Silva and Jon Jones due to their troubled history of drug tests.
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter ever to set a foot inside the Octagon, recently proved his innocence in his run-in with the USADA, showing that his doping test was due to a contaminated supplement and expected to be back in November.
Silva who dislike Cormier’s assessment about GOAT status, pointing out ‘DC’ he failed to defeat Jon Jones twice, regardless of Jones was popped by USADA so to Silva-Jones by far the best light heavyweight in UFC history, during his interview with CBS Sports.
“So, it’s very interesting because I take the fight against Daniel [on two days’ notice at UFC 200 in 2016] and I had been training absolutely nothing for months and I had surgery already in my body and I took the fight in saving Daniel money because Jon Jones failed the test. But it’s very interesting Daniel talking about that because when you have problems, everybody has problems.
“When you talk about people, you need to be careful because you never know about your life. You never know about your future. I think Daniel is very lucky and completely lucky because never beating Jon Jones, of course, because Jon Jones in my opinion is the best fighter at 205 [pounds].”
Silva met Cormier back in 2016 at UFC 200 on short notice fight when Jon Jones pulled out from a scheduled bout. Cormier went on to win a dull decision. Silva goes off on Cormier’s slack performance, said I respect him, but he shouldn’t talk about Jones.
“When I took the fight, Daniel didn’t do nothing. He was completely lucky. He was more lucky because I didn’t take the fight for five rounds and just three, and he don’t do nothing but just hit the ground and use his weight. Why are you talking? Why does Daniel talk?
“I respect, but Danny don’t have to talk about that because I’m very sad about that. That’s the first time I saw this news. I respect Danny, but when he is talking about me and Jon Jones, he’s completely crazy because Jon Jones is the best fighter. I tried to make everything perfect inside the cage for my fans. I don’t know, but it’s OK … this is Daniel Cormier.”
Silva recently said we should all stand down and show Jones our respect, just because of all the success Bones has been able to achieve despite his recent hurdles.
Currently both Jon Jones and Anderson Silva serving their respective suspensions, but Silva is eligible to return by the end of this year, while Jones still waiting for USADA hearing.