Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
I highly disagree. I don't think the best MMA striker in the sport would narrowly out strike Jake Shields for 5 rounds or stand up with Dan Hardy for a mere 20 seconds each round.
I agree, I should have elaborated on it really. It's cool.
I don't think GSP is better at every thing. I think Georges' over cautious style is really going to cost him against a killer like Carlos Condit.
Carlos has the striking, ground game and tenacity to give GSP a lot of problems. Then you have to take into consideration the lay off. It spells trouble for the French Canadian.
I'm not sure how Condit is better at anything than GSP, except maybe aggression, and that can be a huge liability against a good counter puncher, which is why Condit didn't do it against Diaz.
Penn was supposed to outstrike GSP, he got mauled. Alves was supposed to be the more dangerous striker, and he got dropped a couple times.
I don't think Condit can outstrike GSP, but it's irrelevant whether he can or not, either way, he gets taken down anytime GSP feels like it.
Condit has a good ground game, very good, but GSP probably has the best combination of grappling/wrestling in MMA. I doubt Condit gets subbed or TKO'd, but he won't do much better on the ground than anyone else does against GSP.
Bottom line, it doesn't matter if you're the second best at everything in the world if the guy your're fighting is number 1. Condit is good, this isn't like Hardy-GSP, but Condit still has barely more than a punchers chance here.