“Anderson Silva is so far the best fighter in the world, (expletive) pound-for-pound, they ought to make a whole other list for him. I don’t know what you call it, but he should be on that list. That’s how good this guy is. This guy is 38 years old and still performing at the level. Bonnar went the distance with Jon Jones and he said to me after his fight with Anderson Silva, he was in total shock. Not to mention the fact that we find out he was on steroids. He’s on steroids. He’s already the bigger, stronger guy. Anderson Silva has 36 days to prepare for that fight. He (expletive) annihilated him. So after the fight, he says to me, ‘That guy lives in the Matrix. Nobody’s ever done that to me in my life. I felt like I never fought a day in my life when I went in there with this guy.”
“When has Anderson Silva never stepped up to the plate and done what we asked him or needed him to do? Even fighting at 205 on a month’s notice. That’s how good Anderson Silva is. I feel like the media and the fans don’t grasp it, don’t get it as much as I do.”
– UFC president Dana White discussed the dominance of his middleweight champion Anderson Silva during last week’s media event.