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UFC: Anderson Silva responds to Daniel Cormier excluding him from ‘Greatest of all time’ conversation, says Jon Jones is the best fighter at 205

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Earlier this month, UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier claimed fighters like Anderson Silva and arch rival Jon Jones should be excluded from ‘GOAT’ discussion due to repeatedly failed drug tests.

Cormier in a recent interview mentioned him alongwith UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and another double weight champ Georges St-Pierre should be given the GOAT status.

However that didn’t go well with Silva who holds the record tied with Johnson for the most consecutive title defenses (11). Silva who also happens to be a former opponent of Cormier, responded to Cormier’s claims in an interview with CBS Sports.

UFC: Anderson Silva responds to Daniel Cormier excluding him from 'Greatest of all time' conversation, says Jon Jones is the best fighter at 205 - Anderson Silva
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“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,” Silva said. “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]. 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 Daniel 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 Daniel, 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.”

Read also:

UFC: Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones, Anderson Silva should be removed from GOAT discussion because of PEDs

UFC: Jon Jones believes if it’s in ‘God’s will’, there will be more fights coming from him

 

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