Fedor Emelianenko's loss last night to Dan Henderson in a Strikeforce bout has led to some questioning of the true greatest MMA fighter of all-time. The man who could combat Fedor for this title? UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Silva has done a lot throughout his career and has seemingly been atop the pound-for-pound rankings—and rightfully so—for a long time.
Silva has brought to something to every fight. Love him or hate him, his striking has run rampant on the UFC since he first stepped foot inside the Octagon and knocked out The Ultimate Fighter 1 alum Chris Leben in the first round.
This is not a knock at Fedor. He still is the greatest heavyweight of all-time, but here are five reasons making the claim that Silva is the greatest fighter of all-time in MMA.