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Old 11-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here's why I think GSP loses this fight. They're roughly the same size, so that's not an issue. Now GSP's striking style relies heavily on jabbing to maintain his distance. With Silva, that strategy will be neutralized as he not only has the reach advantage but is well known for his precise counter striking. If you can stop his striking, it gets a lot harder for him to set up takedowns. At that point, he would be forced to shoot from a distance which Silva would see coming and, based on the second Sonnen fight, would be able to defend pretty well.

Basically, I feel that Anderson has more ways to win this fight. Even if GSP does get him to the ground and hold him there, I don't think he can finish him, and the next round always starts on the feet where Silva has the edge. I'm not saying it wont't be competitive. That's just the way I see things going down.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It seems like since a lot of people love GSP they don't want him to fight Silva because they are afraid he will lose and they want him to keep his spot at number two.
There are some people that think this but there are also a lot of people that just don't seem to think that GSP has any chance against Silva.

Honestly I don't see how GSP losing to Silva can hurt his career in any way unless there is permanent damage done during the fight. Losing to a bigger fighter who is quite possibly the best of all time should not hurt GSP's legacy at all, if anything it should speak to it for him be willing to take the challenge on.
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GSP to Silva is pretty much the same difference as Silva to Jones. All things being equal, size is an advantage.
That's pretty much how I see it.
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GSP had no problem lying on little old BJ Penn for 4 rounds. Someone needs to tell him to man up and get his head kicked off by Anderson.

I'm sure he'll fight Hendricks/Kampmann or Fitch again while his fans tell me he is #1 P4P.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Silva walks around at around 202 according to the Bonnar fight and GSP walks around at around 190-195 in between fights according to interviews. That's 7-12 pounds. You decide.
Silva said in the last promo before the Bonnar fight that he walks around at 215-220. Silva is a pretty big sized LHW. GSP is a moderately big sized WW.

Silva is huge compared to Silva. I still think GSP beats Silva at will.

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GSP had no problem lying on little old BJ Penn for 4 rounds. Someone needs to tell him to man up and get his head kicked off by Anderson.

I'm sure he'll fight Hendricks/Kampmann or Fitch again while his fans tell me he is #1 P4P.


Look at all that laying!



He was so tired from being layed on he quit! How embarassing...
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GSP would look exactly the same way as BJ if he went up and fought the world champion at a higher weight class.

Gotta have heart though to make the plunge.
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GSP would look exactly the same way as BJ if he went up and fought the world champion at a higher weight class.

Gotta have heart though to make the plunge.
I doubt it. BJ looked gassed and was getting beaten to a bloody pulp.

Regardless, GSP didn't lay on anyone in the Penn fight. The only people who would claim that are Penn fanboys or GSP haters... or both.
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For the record I believe Silva's 215-220 lb walk around weight is when he is not in training mode and definitely not where he cuts weight from. There are many pictures of him when he is not fighting and he has noticeably more fat on him which he burns away in training camp. When he is training I believe he is naturally around the 200 lb mark just like we saw in his last fight.

GSP's "walk around" weight of 190-195 has also been stated as the weight that he cuts from. Even when he is not coming up to a fight GSP always seems to be in amazing shape. For example you can find a video of him having his body fat tested in his off season and still being 7.7%...

I think that is one reason you can't compare these 2 weights. If these guys were to fight at a catch weight of 178 lbs as previously discussed I bet Silva would be the same weight if not less then GSP before there weight cuts.
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For the record I believe Silva's 215-220 lb walk around weight is when he is not in training mode and definitely not where he cuts weight from. There are many pictures of him when he is not fighting and he has noticeably more fat on him which he burns away in training camp. When he is training I believe he is naturally around the 200 lb mark just like we saw in his last fight.

GSP's "walk around" weight of 190-195 has also been stated as the weight that he cuts from. Even when he is not coming up to a fight GSP always seems to be in amazing shape. For example you can find a video of him having his body fat tested in his off season and still being 7.7%...

I think that is one reason you can't compare these 2 weights. If these guys were to fight at a catch weight of 178 lbs as previously discussed I bet Silva would be the same weight if not less then GSP before there weight cuts.
Well GSP trains year round, so that's not an accurate comparison. Of course Silva isn't going to be around his natural weight when cutting. Neither is GSP.

Silva has a significant size advantage over GSP. I'm surprised people even argue this.
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For the record I believe Silva's 215-220 lb walk around weight is when he is not in training mode and definitely not where he cuts weight from. There are many pictures of him when he is not fighting and he has noticeably more fat on him which he burns away in training camp. When he is training I believe he is naturally around the 200 lb mark just like we saw in his last fight.

GSP's "walk around" weight of 190-195 has also been stated as the weight that he cuts from. Even when he is not coming up to a fight GSP always seems to be in amazing shape. For example you can find a video of him having his body fat tested in his off season and still being 7.7%...

I think that is one reason you can't compare these 2 weights. If these guys were to fight at a catch weight of 178 lbs as previously discussed I bet Silva would be the same weight if not less then GSP before there weight cuts.
I agree with this. People get out of shape weight and cut weight mixed up. Anderson at 220 is pudgy and fat. He lets himself get like that. He doesn't base his body off muscle, he is very lean. When he isn't fighting he lets himself get fat, I have seen pictures having that fat Rumble Johnson face going on.

GSP at 193 still is ripped and looks like a short football player. Anderson at 215-220 looks like a lankier Fedor. Plump.

I don't think Silva walks around at 202 exactly. But I have no explanation as to why he came in at 202. No one that has to cut weight comes in more than a lb under, there is no reason too. Perhaps 205 is so easy for him to make he was shedding the last lb or 2 and 4 or 5 accidentally came off. Or the scales in the back were off. Who knows, but there is no logical reason he came in at 202 on purpose.
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