Originally Posted by MMA-Sportsman
This whole excuse can be transfered to Silva/Jones potential match, but ppl normally feel so pitiful for "poor" small GSP, like he was handicapped or smth and not the outstanting athlete he is, ready for a good challenge. In the other hand, ppl tend to call Anderson a coward for not fighting Jones, a very impressive talented fighter, actually a HW cuting to LHW, being Anderson the eldest of the three by good margin. Needless to say nobody called nobody yet.
PS: I am also not interest in the Anderson/GSP fight for similar reasons, just bringing the point.
Agreed. It is ok in peoples eyes for Anderson to be undersized vs. Jones. Being 12 years his elder as well. But it isn't ok for a younger, also top P4P fighter to be at a size disadvantage.
When anyone talks about GSP they talk about how he is the best wrestler in the game. How he is so well-rounded. How he takes a guy like Rashad down in practice. How he is so dominant. But when Anderson comes around all that magically goes out the window. All of a sudden there is no confidence in him. All of a sudden an average wrestler will stuff all his attempts. You would think GSP is a mid-tier WW when you hear people talk about it being unfair. It really confuses me.