Israel Adesanya has progressively leveled his game over the past few years, and there has been a great comparison between him and Anderson Silva. Most people have ranked Adesanya over Anderson Silva; Michael Bisping, however, still sees Anderson Silva as the greatest of all time in the middleweight division.
Israel Adesanya had the privilege of fighting Anderson Silva; Adesanya secured a unanimous decision, and that must have accounted for one of Adesanya’s greatest victories, but does that prove he’s better than Anderson Silva? Perhaps, Perhaps not.
Anderson Silva engages in some form of combat sports every now and then in spite of his growing age, and it will be very interesting to see when he fights next.
Michael Bisping on Adesanya and Anderson Silva
In a recent YouTube video, Michael Bisping compared Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya and explained why he thinks Anderson Silva will always remain to be the G.O.A.T.
“Listen we could sit here all day and we pontificate and come out with theories and who’s the best and why and all the rest of it,” Bisping said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Right now, Anderson Silva is ahead on all the numbers — knockouts, wins, defenses, length of time, all the rest of it.
“It all points toward Anderson Silva, and I think he’s got the better style so far. ‘The Last Stylebender’ is incredible to watch, but the way that Anderson Silva would dispose of his opponents was legendary back in the day.
They’re two great fighters from two different eras, they did get to fight one another and of course Israel won but as I said before, you can’t really look at that fight too much. Bisping further said: You can’t really give it too much weight, and I know that sounds like an insult to Israel Adesanya.
“That’s not what I’m doing. They’re both incredible. I’m a fan of them both. Right now, the greatest middleweight of all time without question is Anderson Silva, but Israel Adesanya is still only 34 years old.
The man is still in his prime, and he’s fighting every few months”.