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Old 11-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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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.
This used to happen all the time to me in wrestling. You cut hard to get to the weight. Sometimes you reach the weight an hour or two before weigh ins, and your body is still burning from the weight cut prior to getting on the scale. Sometimes I would be 2-3 pounds under after a hard cut.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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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.
Silva has a noticeable height advantage and a slight reach advantage. I do not equate either of these to be a significant size advantage.

The only way Silva's size helps him against GSP is with longer arms to strike and keep GSP at distance and with his longer legs to help defend himself while on the ground.

If Silva wins it is due to superior striking or BJJ. I highly doubt it will be due to his size in other words I highly doubt Silva will manhandle GSP stuffing his takedowns and throwing him around the ring... Especially since at a catch weight of 178-180 Silva will probably come in slightly considering he hasn't cut that far in years.

As for Silva's 202 weight. I think that was his natural weight at that time. He was coming off a rather recent fight and would have still been in close to 185 weight shape.
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Silva has a noticeable height advantage and a slight reach advantage. I do not equate either of these to be a significant size advantage.

The only way Silva's size helps him against GSP is with longer arms to strike and keep GSP at distance and with his longer legs to help defend himself while on the ground.

If Silva wins it is due to superior striking or BJJ. I highly doubt it will be due to his size in other words I highly doubt Silva will manhandle GSP stuffing his takedowns and throwing him around the ring... Especially since at a catch weight of 178-180 Silva will probably come in slightly considering he hasn't cut that far in years.

As for Silva's 202 weight. I think that was his natural weight at that time. He was coming off a rather recent fight and would have still been in close to 185 weight shape.
Exactly... If Silva was actually fighting at 205... He wouldn't be putting on any extra weight the next day....

He may get get up to 215 when not training... But that's all fat... Some of you need to watch the special with him when he talks about his diet.. It's just horrible...LOL...

It's flat out amusing all these haters out there that want to say he is this huge guy... Just look at him...Does he Really Look like he is Jon Jones Size.. Really??? WTF are you idiots smoking???

He may be taller then GSP but GSP is way thicker and is never out of shape.... Plus, I'd Love to see GSP go through a full year of VADA testing
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