I know I'll catch some hell from the Anti-Brazil movement and then the boxing purists, but I feel like with every fight and every time I watch one of their fights again... the resemblance is uncanny. Now I'm not anointing Silva as MMA's GOAT.. just like I'm not saying that Ali is boxing's GOAT either (old school boxers will always say Sugar Ray). However.. their speed, unorthodox style, charismatic and sometimes abrasive personalities and overall dominance. Yes, Silva got beaten for nearly 24 minutes before he pulled an upset over Chael Sonnen. The way that fight was talked about, it seems as though its almost chalked up to a loss. Then again, Ali lost in his prime as well.....no one's indestructible. Mind you, Silva's camp claims he had a broken rib and still fought however this could be somewhat of saving face.. Personally, I just don't think his overall charisma will ever be matched. After he got mauled by Chael for 4.5 rounds, he displayed probably one of the most electrifying knockouts in MMA history when he front kicked Belfort and then he made Yushin Okami look silly. After his fight with Silva, Forrest Griffin said "I tried to punch him, and he literally moved his head out of the way, and looked at me like I was stupid for doing it. He looked at me like why would you do such a stupid thing? Oh did you really think you were gonna hit me? And I felt embarrassed for even trying to punch him." No matter where you are.. if you say Muhammad Ali.. people get the point and what you meant, no matter the context. In a few years, and if MMA actually reaches the height that its on the rise to achieve.. I think Anderson Silva will EVENTUALLY (many years down the road) potentially gain a similar pedigree.