Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
So what even if he has a small size advantage, whatever, more props to GSP if he wins it and no shame if he loses, he was at a size disadvantage against the #1 p4p and at the very least stepped up, and at the most dethroned him.
I mean this was a sport without weight classes and guys like BJ Penn challenging 3 weight classes above even after weight classes. Even now, it's not like the divisions are homogenous in terms of weight, every division has guys that are relatively "bigger" and cut far more weight than others in the division.
This superfight should be about the two best technicians in MMA duking it out to see whose technique is truly the best. Each guy has the technique that has been shown to be the other's kryptonite, GSP with his relentless wrestling, transitions and GnP, and Silva with his one shot accuracy. 8 lbs here or there won't be the deciding factor, the styles themselves will be.
Im speaking purely from how i think GSP and his camp will be thinking of this fight. Personally, I think GSP has a chance of beating Anderson by using a similar tactics to Chael but equally, I think Anderson could knock GSP out before he gets him down.
To me, I see Anderson as being too big for GSP, but that is just my opinion.
Silva weighed in at 202 pounds for a 205 pound fight against Stephan Bonnar. If the fight is at a catchweight of 178 pounds I'm pretty sure Silva will be around the same weight as GSP on fight night, or at worst 5 or 6 pounds more.
I'm not that interested in this fight anymore, since it is quite clear GSP doesn't want this fight at all.