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I know. At first, you’re like “Whoa, CagePotato scored an interview with Anderson Silva in English? This is historic!” And then you’re like, “oh.” CP’s Brazilian correspondent Brian D’Souza does his best, but it’s hard not to be disappointed when Anderson is fed a question about a potential superfight with Georges St. Pierre, and responds by saying that while GSP is the best welterweight in the world, BJ Penn is the best fighter in the world. (Does that mean he’d rather fight Penn? Aloha, brother.) Also: His training for Vitor Belfort is going well, moving back to light-heavyweight is not his decision, and Team Nogueira is more like Family Nogueira. Now let’s never speak of this again…

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bobbyd- December 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm
I am sorry Penn's record is lousier than I thought he is 16 -7 and 1 draw, a less than 70% winning ratio.He cannot and should never be mentioned in the same sentence as GSP in terms of who is better, Silva Fedor sure...Silva is a great fighter but he should go back to school unless it was a joke. GSP win ratio is 91% an A+ beats a C+ any day of the week.
bobbyd- December 17, 2010 at 8:28 am
Oh yeah I forgot to the wins were against Penn. One was close but everyone that matters agreed GSP won the fight. The second was a complete pounding of a guy who said he would kill GSP in the ring.Another classless goof gets done in by the classiest fighter in the sport.
Fried Taco- December 17, 2010 at 7:59 am
What I think the Spider meant was that blow jobs are the best in the world.

And Brian, don't be scurred homie, go ahead and put your arm around him! So you can be family!
bobbyd- December 17, 2010 at 6:49 am
BJ Penn is not in the same league as GSP and never will be. He has a 16 and 5 record and currently is the champion of anything. GSP in many experts eyes is the most dominant welterweight champion in the history of the sport he has a 21 and 2 record. While I appreciate being a fan of a particular fighter, logic statistics and facts outweigh emotional appeal. When all is said and done GSP,Silva and Fedor will be looked at as the best love ever lived. BJ Penn won't even come close. Even when he loses he seems to find excuses (Vaseline? I've looked at that fight numerous times it was never even close the Vaseline was wiped off, j the commission agreed, game over).
WhyNot- December 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm
I am not a huge fan of Anderson although I do agree with him that Bj Penn is the best fighter in the world. No other fighter has tested himself against multiple weight classes as Bj has. Only 1 other fighter has won belts in two divisions of the UFC (Randy Couture). Bj has never been knocked out. Even when he looses he seems to have beaten himself. St Pierre got dismantled in their first fight until Bj gassed. Matt hughes got dismantled in their second fight until Bj's conditioning once again set in. St Pierre did manage to destroy Bj in their second fight but also managed to hit him in the back of the head multiple times and accusations of cheating cloud his camp. NOT taking anything away from Pierre as he is a great fighter but facts are facts. Edgar is like Floyd Mayweather to Bj and just outworked him. Edgar won the second fight but it is ridiculous to think he won the first. Edgar went in to win a sport, not to win a fight. I don't remember seeing any lumps after the 2nd fight. Bj always goes to fight like a fighter should. To deny that Bj is the most naturally talented fighter is pure hate. St Pierre may be the most technically efficient fighter but his natural fighting instinct is lacking due to the fear of getting knocked the F#@k out and that is why you watch him win decisions instead of closing the deal. He had Josh humiliated but was still afraid of that 1 punch and so another decision. That is why Bj remains above Gsp. And your damn right I am biased. War BJ!!
dranokills- December 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Anderson sounds like a cartoon character mated with Mike Tyson.
RwilsonR- December 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm
First off, Fitch was definitely bigger than GSP. Go back and watch it. Actually, for good common point of comparison, use Thiago Alves. Look at how Fitch looked compared to Alves in his last fight, versus how GSP looked against him. Fitch looked the same size as Alves, and GSP looked small. GSP looked biggest in this last fight against Kos. He looked like he had additional muscle in that fight. Although, I don't really know why it matters whether GSP has fought guys bigger than him, when the argument for fighting at MW is that no guys his size are even competitive with him.

On the BJ thing, I just can't stand the guy, so I am admittedly biased. But even more, I can't stand his unreasonable fans. If he loses - excuses. Injuries, motivation, cheating, too small for the weight class, etc. Motivation is not an excuse, it is a weakness in his mental game. When he loses to Hughes, it is because he injured his rib midway through, and would have easily won otherwise. Well, GSP might have smashed him in their first fight if he hadn't gotten a broken nose early on. That isn't an excuse. It is a fight, and the other guy is trying to injure you. I don't care that much about rankings lists, but I still find it annoying when he loses again and again, and is still near the top of all of these lists. Everyone seems to rank BJ where they wish he would be if he came motivated, in shape, etc, and not where his actual accomplishments should place him. And this wouldn't bother me as much if he weren't granted title shot after title shot throughout his career based on this reputation, not on accomplishments. Tell me which title shot in BJ's career he has really deserved? Maybe the first one at LW. That's about it. As much as I hate Fitch's fighting style, he has deserved more title shots than BJ.
DazedNConfused- December 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Yeah theres no way Fitch had 10-15 pounds on GSP. Alves probably had 10 though, but like I said he was an inch shorter and had less reach. Anderson is tall, lanky and strong. I don't see a way GSP would win, for real. If that fight happens I'm throwing a load on Anderson destroying him.

As for BJ, meh, I have a couple buds who are rank nuthuggers so I've been on your side plenty of times. I do argue he is top 10 though. I want to see his fight versus Fitch to commit anymore than that.
macreadysshack- December 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm
@tysonmcneely

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MonsterMaulingAss- December 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm
To say BJ is not in the top 10 fighters in the world is utter bullshit and i hope VELOCIPRODIGY shows up in australia and either viciously KOs fitch or submits him, that way all you lil haters can convert back to nut huggers. And BTW, alves is an inch shorter than GSP and GSP has more reach, furthermore there is no way fitch had weight on GSP in their fight.
RwilsonR- December 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm
BJ Penn isn't even the best fighter at LW, let alone over all. When the fuck will this myth of BJ Penn end?! He gets destroyed by GSP, and assholes still put him in the top 5 of PFP lists. He gets beaten by Edgar, and still everyone says he is better than the person who just beat him. He gets decisively beaten by Edgar, and Anderson Fucking Silva says he is the best fighter in the world? He isn't even in the top 10 best fighters in the world.

@ Dazed - both Fitch and Alves dwarfed GSP, and could easily fight at MW right now. Both had at least 10-15 pounds on him.

And I don't think you could say that BJ would be the best fighter in the world if he were motivated, in shape, or whatever. First, he is mentally weak, and quits when he gets frustrated. Second, he never has great cardio. So to me, that is like saying if so-and-so only had awesome wrestling and striking, they would be the best. Mental strength and cardio are huge parts of this game. If you don't have them, and have them consistently, then you aren't all that great.

DazedNConfused- December 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Ahh Iunno I think GSP deserved the first decision. BJ whooped him in the first pretty bad, so I guess you could argue a 10-8 round and a draw, but GSP outwrestled and dominated him in the second and third. Pretty much because BJ gassed after the first and lost his ambition. Almost exactly like his Matt Hughes fight.

Pretty much the reason why I think a motivated, well trained BJ, could destroy anyone in 155 or 170 on a good day. Too bad he hasn't been motivated or well trained for a lot of his fights.
Hexed79- December 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm
1. The comment that GSP "crushed" BJ twice is just new-fan ignorance. I think you meant "BJ got crushed by GSP in the rematch, and totally jobbed by a horrible decision in their first fight."

2. As per usual, and regarding Silva's mastery of English, between two sides of the story lies the truth.
Organ Donor- December 16, 2010 at 11:14 am
I think Silva is playing both GSP and Dana by saying BJ is a better fighter, not that he doesn't believe it.
DazedNConfused- December 16, 2010 at 11:00 am
Who has GSP ever fought bigger than him? really?

Hughes- 5'9
BJ- 5'9
Fitch- 6'0 (but skinnier)
Trigg- 5'10
Koscheck- 5'10

It's all guys around his height and reach (some even less). It's a lot easier out boxing and shooting for guys comparable to your own size. That's why weight classes were invented durrr
DazedNConfused- December 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

Fear? Come on guys.

I believe this fight would be exciting and record breaking but some people are a bit delusional here. I really see no way that GSP can win. Anderson is about 4 inches taller and 20-25 pounds heavier come fight night. I know GSP will move up in weight but Anderson can fight at 205 and look no smaller than Forrest Griffin. That's a huge guy. His length on the ground will cause problems and sub attempts as will his nasty elbows off his back, his unorthadox striking and reach will kill GSP, as will his knees and clinch if GSP tries to close the distance.

I'm not a Silva nut hugger, I admire GSP's career a little more I'd say, but Silva is better at 185 and it would be a dominant performance.
echoxer0- December 16, 2010 at 10:34 am
Silvas gotta get on that TUF shit. he speaks english!
LOKI- December 16, 2010 at 10:18 am
Dont you muffuckers EVER doubt Chael Sonnen's word again!
ReX13- December 16, 2010 at 10:09 am
LOL @ the headline.  Alternate Title:  Anderson Silva Rawdogs English in Exclusive CagePotato Interview
topdog- December 16, 2010 at 9:59 am
@knucklesamitch BJ only got crushed once against GSP. You need to check the first fight again. I know and would have to agree that sometimes BJ doesn't show up but Silva knows what the hell he's talking about. I mean it's coming from a guy that is the most dominant MW champ ever. Like they say in my hood real recognize real...Besides IMO BJ won against Machida if you have watched that fight. You think GSP could shuffle all those weight divisions from LW to HW and still be dominant? I dont think so...but BJ did it. As far as Edgar is concerned if he does get past Gray he definitely will not get past Henderson or Pettis depending on who wins tonight. GSP would get smashed by Silva and he knows it. No lay and pray here...
NukeBlast- December 16, 2010 at 9:52 am
Both GSP and Silva are probably affraid of that super fight.

GSP knows that Silva can knock him out easily and Silva knows that GSP can do the exact same thing that Sonnen did...except getting caught in a submission.

Vovchanchyn Check- December 16, 2010 at 9:34 am
GREAT title. hahahaha
danomite- December 16, 2010 at 9:31 am
What I really want to know is which one of you was sitting on the couch first. You guys are taking the term "love seat" a little too seriously.
nickyroose- December 16, 2010 at 9:24 am
First thing I noticed. Fucking hysterical.
knucklesamitch- December 16, 2010 at 9:23 am
So BJ is better than GSP even though GSP crushed him twice...and BJ lost back to back fights to Frankie Edgar. Anderson, I can smell your fear from year.

I guarantee if DW starts pushing for GSP to move up in weight, Silva will become a permanent 205er.
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