]No competition? Jake Shields, Martin Kampmann, Diego Sanchez, Paulo Thiago, people are talking about a 2nd fight with Fitch as well. Heck, I have seen a number of people talking about a fight with Penn again. And as you said, there are always new up and comers and they will have plenty of time while GSP is fighting to make it through the ranks.
I look forwards to the Shields fight because I believe he's the GSP's only real test at WW. Kampmann, Sanchez, Thiago, really? We all know the outcome of these fights before they ever happen. GSP would have no troubles steam rolling right through them. BJ and Fitch included. How can you be interested to see those fights when its obvious they pose no real threat to GSP?
I don't understand why GSP needs to do it just because others have. There are also plenty of champions who have stayed at their weeight classes.
Also, boxing has so many divisions, that they are quite shallow in talent when looking at a specific weight class. The UFC divisions are completely the opposite of this.
Because of the challenge, thats what champions strive for right? The challenge? To leave a legacy, to go down as the greatest ever. Kampmann, Sanchez and Fitch arn't challenges. There are no real challenges for him at WW after Shields. Silva is GSP's only real threat and challenge, he knows it and everyone else does.
Yes that is true, but Manny has moved up through multiple classes and took on guys clearly much bigger than him (check the pics)
He never said he didn't want the fight at all. He said if he is going up in weight, then that is where he is staying. I don't see how that can be taken as him saying he wants nothing to do with Silva.
I think it's obvious he doesnt really want the fight. he's never enthusiastic about the idea and it just seems like he's fishing for excuses. I ask myself, if i was in GSP's and I had pretty much destroyed everyone in the WW division and lower weight classes, what would I want to do? There is this guy one weight class apart who people call the p4p number 1, I would want to challenge that guy ASAP. I would jump at the oppurtinity if i was in GSP's position. I would want to prove I was the best ever. It just seems that GSP isnt at all enthusiastic about the situation.
Right and don't get me wrong, I would LOVE for this fight to happen so much. BUT, us wanting the fight does not mean that GSP should revamp his career because of it.
Right, but that didn't happen so it is pretty irrelevant. Like I previously posted, if he beats Shields, there are still fights for him at WW.
Neither has said they do not want to fight. GSP has just stated that if he did take it, then he isn;t going back to WW which means a complete career change.
Well then what about a catch weight? Then it doesn't have to be a complete career revamp. Have it at a catch weight, fight this guy and prove that you are the best p4p number 1.