Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
Where did I say any different.
RIGHT NOW the ranks are Silva #1, GSP #2. GSP will NEVER be the best without the fight taking place. If Silva wins, he just increases the gap. If GSP wins, he becomes the best of all time. What possible reason does he have for not taking the fight? If he loses he stays in the exact same position he is in now.
Really go look back at how far back people wanted to push BJ when he lost to GSP. Penn went from a clear top 3 to suddenly being pushed behind the likes of Shogun/Machida/Rashad/Sheilds/Diaz etc in the P4P ranking, Kenny Florian was gonna destroy BJ and show us all how overrated he was. That is the risk, there are those who look at a loss as a loss and refuse to acknowledge the circumstances of those kind of losses.