Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Swinging from Roy Nelson's nuts.
This fight is a win-win for me.
I used to LOVE GSP. I live in Canada and like 6-8 years ago he was really the only guy we had representing us on the world stage in MMA and he was an absolute KILLER. He used to rip guys to bits.
I used to LOVE Carlos Condit. He was a no-nonsense KILLER who went toe-to-toe with everyone and never gave up. He was on a smaller stage, but real MMA fans knew who he was and what he was capable of doing.
Then after the Condit-Diaz fight I lost all respect for Carlos. Not because he didn't 'let Diaz beat him' like a lot of people say, but because he sold himself out.
He didn't sell his fans out, he didn't bitch out, none of that. He sold HIMSELF short. He was perfectly capable of going toe-to-toe with Diaz and making it possibly the best fight ever. Two WW killers in great shape with great striking who put on exciting fight after exciting fight and were finally getting a chance to main event a UFC together and show the world how amazing MMA can really be and that the new generation had finally arrived.
And instead he decided to run away and play the Greg Jackson bullshit and ruin not just the fight, but his entire reputation.
And GSP, after losing to Serra, completely changed his gameplan and now fights not to lose instead of fighting to win.
It's been a long time since the second and third Hughes fights, and a lot of newer fans have probably never seen them, but they were imo the pinnacle of GSPs career. Absolute take no prisoners everything and the kitchen sink assaults on the greatest WW champion of all time both topped off by stunning stoppages.
Both these guys to me are like fallen idols.
And I know this fight is going to be a boring clusterf*** of GSP trying to do what Rory did to Condit and Condit trying to run away.
Whichever one loses, I don't care, because it will be my pleasure just to watch him get what's coming to him.