MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a generally new sport that has been gaining more awareness thanks to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) a company that is regarded as the number one MMA organization. MMA is a full combat sport that allows the fighter to strike and grapple so they can mix certain disciplines from wrestling. boxing, ju-jitsu, judo, kickboxing, karate and any other martial art out there. Out of all the fighters there is one man regarded as the GOAT (greatest of all time) that man is Anderson "The Spider" Silva.
Anderson Silva is a Brazilian fighter that made his UFC debut in 2006 where he knocked out his opponent with a striking accuracy of 100% for the whole fight (a record he holds alone). He then knocked out the UFC middleweight champion in his next fight and since then has been undefeated. He holds the longest winning streak in UFC history with 15 consecutive wins and 10 tittle defenses. He is statistically the most accurate fighter in the world, managing to connect with almost everything he throws at his opponent. Below is a highlight of the man many regard as the #1 Pound for Pound fighter in the world.
Anderson Silva always said he found inspiration from Bruce Lee and Mohammed Ali and tries to mimic their styles. Anderson unbelievably seems to be able to slow time, like Neo from the Matrix and is always one step ahead of his opponent. He seems to fight like he is playing a chess match and can read his opponents moves, only to react in lighting fast speed. In the video below you will see highlights and slowed down footage of Anderson's fight against Forrest Griffin. You also hear Forrest's comments on the fight. Witness "The Spider" do what he does best.
For those who are new to MMA, you need to know that since the introduction of weight classes, time limits and other rules in the early 1990's there have been no deaths or serious injuries. While this sport was once seen as a human cockfighting freak show, it now has become a fast growing legitimate sport that boasts some of the worlds top athletes.