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I can assume by looking at his pace and posture in fights. I watched some of his old fights before UFC as well on youtube. Assuming is easy, knowing is hard. Why do not you tell me how you meisure this matchup yourself ?
Has it occurred to you that maybe GSP maintains the pace he does because he assumes his fights will go five rounds?

The fact is he dominates his opponents for five rounds at a time and never seems to gas. Cardio is, at worst, a wash.

As for the rest of the matchup - the striking is close, but irrelevant. GSP is the best MMA wrestler ever. if he wants to take the fight to the ground, it goes to the ground. Is Silva a good enough grappler to submit GSP off his back? Doubtful.
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Yes, Erick Silva vs Nick Diaz should definitely be the fight to make once Nick comes back.

Win or lose against Fitch, Silva/Diaz has to happen.
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He's fun to watch and he does seem like a good talent but a lot of people seem to think just because he got back up from underneath Brenneman he'll do the same to Fitch.

This Fitch fight will tell us a lot, if the only thing that saves him is the ref's standing him back up, he's got no hope against GSP, but if he can stuff Fitch's takedowns or get back up that'd say a lot. Fitch is much better than Brenneman.

But I don't like him and I do like Fitch so I hope he gets fitched.

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But I don't like him and I do like Fitch so I hope he gets fitched.
Whats not to like?
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He's fighting Fitch.

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He's fighting Fitch.
You dislike people who fight fighters you like? Thats ridiculous, who they fight makes them what they are....
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he will murder GSP....needs more time though, but i think hes the new type of breed that was amazing striking and also has good TDD, i dont see many guys who can beat him at WW, i think he beats diaz, kampmann, hendricks, ellenberger (though this one is a tougher call, cuz of his amazing power) and yes..fitch

one thing i think he really needs to work on is his pace, its TOO fast, gets too sloppy...he needs to fight a little smarter
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Silva reminds me of a Pride Shogun. Has that same berserker style, brutal power in his kicks and a very solid, aggressive grappling game.
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Silva reminds me of a Pride Shogun. Has that same berserker style, brutal power in his kicks and a very solid, aggressive grappling game.
It's a very hard formula to deal with and it makes for very entertaining fights, conditioning and toughness is the key to implementing this fight style fully.

Erick has the tools and mentality to put on mad fights for a while to come, and take out big names in doing so.

I wouldn't ponder the GSP question until he fights Condit, his injury is no joke and if he were to lose the title I'm not sure he'd bother trying to get it back.

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It's a very hard formula to deal with and it makes for very entertaining fights, conditioning and toughness is the key to implementing this fight style fully.

Erick has the tools and mentality to put on mad fights for a while to come, and take out big names in doing so.

I wouldn't ponder the GSP question until he fights Condit, his injury is no joke and if he were to lose the title I'm not sure he'd bother trying to get it back.
Definitely.

Completely agree with the GSP/Condit point too. For the first time in years I'm actually backing GSP's opponent.

I think people may be underestimating the severity of GSP's injury and lay off and also underestimating Condits skill set.

Carlos has the tools on the feet and the ground to give GSP all sorts of problems, combine that with his ridiculous killer instinct, and I think he's a nightmare match up for GSP.
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