Originally Posted by OHKO
If they are so different in weight, GSP's camp wouldn't even have suggested Silva drop down to 170 then?
Pretty sure Silva said he might go down to 170 for the fight.
Once again, I reiterate that I have no interest in seeing this fight. I admit, Silva is the bigger man. However, the size difference is definitely not as big as everyone think it is. If the fight happened at catchweight of 178, I'm pretty sure Silva would only be about 8~10 pounds heavier than GSP on fight night.
Silva at 205, UFC 101:
They said it to make a point - Silva is calling for the fight so go get GSP, don't expect GSP to do the hard part.
8-10 pounds may not seem like much to me and you, but when it's to the advantage of the best fighter ever it's a little bit more of an issue.
I think if GSP held his nerve he'd probably beat Anderson, but I sure as heck understand why he's being so cautious.