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Old 11-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When was the last time GSP displayed an impressive performance anyway?






Oh yeah, guess none of those were impressive. You know absolutely destroying 3 top WW fighters...

GSP may not have had the most exciting past few fights but no one can argue that he hasn't been impressive. He has absolutely destroyed his opponents, imo he hasn't lost a round since his loss to Serra in 2007(some argue that Shields stole a round or two but I didn't see it) and he has won multiple 10-8 rounds... And in 2 fights he has had significant injuries to deal with(groin against Alves and eye against Shields).

His now 9 fight winning streak has been nothing but impressive... Like I said before maybe not that exciting at times but definitely impressive. No other fighter dominates fights the way he does and no other fighter has won as many fights as he has while not even coming close to losing.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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They went the distance both times they fought, anyway.

I really respect GSP for his discipline, drive and accomplishments. He is a great champion. I rather state his dominance as a champion is impressive instead of his performances IMO.


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So since he didnt finish them that means they wernt impressive???

Not everyone sees it the way you do.

I find some of GSPs victories alot more impressive then alot of finishes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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In before Anderson invites GSP to his bar b que.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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So since he didnt finish them that means they wernt impressive???

Not everyone sees it the way you do.

I find some of GSPs victories alot more impressive then alot of finishes.
I have to agree with him though. Every finish is more impressive than any decision in my opinion even if the guy who wins gets beaten on for 24 minutes. If you don't finish, you failed the objective of the fight. It's like sex without orgasms. Still pretty damn fun but you're not really satisfied afterwards.
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I have to agree with him though. Every finish is more impressive than any decision in my opinion even if the guy who wins gets beaten on for 24 minutes. If you don't finish, you failed the objective of the fight. It's like sex without orgasms. Still pretty damn fun but you're not really satisfied afterwards.
I disagree even though I'm absolutely in favor for finishes. But in my opinion not every finish is more impressive than any decision. A lot of finishes are lucky shots with one or both fighters swinging for the fences and one strike luckily hits the right spot. Relying on luck doesn't impress me that much, in those cases I find St. Pierre's sheer dominance more impressive. A different thing are finishes were the fighter really is aware of the fighting situation, in control of the situation or at least of himself and consciously puts the other guy away (i.e. Anderson Silva, submission wins generally).
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Could you imagine what would happen if he told GSP he was not impressed by his performance?

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Ahahahaha. That would absolutely be the best.
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If GSP Wins at UFC 154, Anderson Silva Will Likely Step Into the Octagon to Challenge


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UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will be cage side at UFC 154 when Georges St-Pierre faces Carlos Condit for the undisputed welterweight championship.

Silva’s presence is notable for essentially one reason – because he plans on calling out St-Pierre if he’s victorious at UFC 154.

According to UFC President Dana White, Silva will be making the trip to Montreal to root St-Pierre on while he fights Carlos Condit, and then likely step into the Octagon and challenge him when the fight is over.

“There’s no doubt Anderson Silva (is) showing up to cheer Georges St-Pierre on, and he wants him to win this fight. He wants to fight him after. So I would say yes (he will challenge him in the cage),” said White on Wednesday.

Silva last fought at UFC 153 where he toyed with and then dismantled Stephan Bonnar in his home country of Brazil.

Since that time there’s been a lot of speculation for what Silva would do next in his career, and it appears all of his chips are in the basket of facing St-Pierre in a super fight assuming he’s victorious in Montreal.

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For his part, St-Pierre could care less that Silva will be lurking cage side while he’s attempting to defend his belt.

“I don’t care about Anderson Silva, he can do whatever he wants, he can go to Florida or stay in Brazil if he wants. I’m focusing on Carlos Condit. That’s all that matters to me,” St-Pierre stated.

The subject of Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre continued to come up frequently during a media call on Wednesday, but UFC President Dana White down played the notion that the fight is a done deal by any means.

Still with Silva planning on being in Montreal with the idea of calling out St-Pierre when the fight is over, just about everyone will be playing the speculation game until the main event takes place on Nov 17.
I didn't want to create another thread about this but here is another article confirming this.
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GSP has had several impressive performances.

I find it funny though when people say "he was on his way" or "he was close to finishing so and so"

Since when does a potential finish count for anything in the way of a finish? Fighters get beat to a T without getting finished every card. You either finish or you don't. If you can't seem to finish a guy who is bloodied, gassed, has 1 eye, has no stand up skills....then you really aren't a finisher. Even if you may be dominant.
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A lot of finishes are lucky shots with one or both fighters swinging for the fences and one strike luckily hits the right spot. Relying on luck doesn't impress me that much, in those cases I find St. Pierre's sheer dominance more impressive. A different thing are finishes were the fighter really is aware of the fighting situation, in control of the situation or at least of himself and consciously puts the other guy away (i.e. Anderson Silva, submission wins generally).
Agree with you, but the thread itself is about GSP and Anderson, so I did not consider lucky shots. Anyway, swinging for the fences is not only a lucky move, it is for some, a legit and very efficient technique. It's comparing a pistol vs a machine gun. Each weapon will have its application. When Vitor or Wand start(or used to...) to swing, their opponents will be the lucky ones IF NOT being caught by one to the face.

Just to erase any doubt. When I asked when was GSP last impressive victory I didn't mean he never had one. I just don't like his burocratic style.
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I disagree even though I'm absolutely in favor for finishes. But in my opinion not every finish is more impressive than any decision. A lot of finishes are lucky shots with one or both fighters swinging for the fences and one strike luckily hits the right spot. Relying on luck doesn't impress me that much, in those cases I find St. Pierre's sheer dominance more impressive. A different thing are finishes were the fighter really is aware of the fighting situation, in control of the situation or at least of himself and consciously puts the other guy away (i.e. Anderson Silva, submission wins generally).
I don't think there's anything such as a lucky shot. Fists are thrown with the intention of hitting someone's chin. If you can finish your opponent it sends a clear message.
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