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post #121 of 143 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:05 PM
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Maia and Marquardt made 170. Who's to say Silva can't? He's tall, but his body is built for going up and down in weight. Granted there's his age. Anyway, we're all jumping the gun. Just because GSP shied away from talks of a super-fight after a nearly 18 month layoff and what I can only assume was a very painful bout with Carlos Condit doesn't mean he won't consider the matter in a few weeks, a month, or what-have-you. I might not be so quick to talk about facing the number one striker in MMA whilst I currently look and feel like I just went through a car windshield either.
Hendo and Sonnen can't make 185 anymore. Or at least without it hurting their performance. When you get old it is harder on the body to shed that weight. He may be able to make the weight. But what is the point of a superfight if 1 guy is going to kill himself to make a weight?

I think a catch is perfectly fair. If they met at 178 or 180 I don't think Anderson would be anymore than 10-12 lbs heavier on fight night.

Perhaps Anderson will just defend a couple more times at 185 then retire. His time is coming to a close.
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Anderson wants the fight bad. He is the only one of the 3 that can go below his weight class. He makes his weight class easier than anyone according to Dana. Dana said he makes that with no problem what so ever.

He wants it bad but he isn't making 170. So he will just do something else. He offered. GSP declined. That is fine. Not many times can you pit the #1 vs the #2. But oh well. I will hold out for the hopes of Jones/Anderson after Jones gets done doing a reality show and backing up the division. Not sure if Anderson taking on Bones would be fair to teh Machida/Hendo winner. Jones has many challenges at 205. Perhaps Anderson will just retire.
Well he makes his weight easier than Bones and GSP because he is closer to the limit. He is usually only cutting 10-15 pounds to make MW and GSP and Bones cut around 20 or a little more. Which is why the Anderson is too big for GSP thing is hilarious. Where were those people when GSP was fighting BJ, Serra, and Sherk saying he was too big to be fighting him or that Alves was too big to be fighting GSP because he probably weighs more than Anderson.

I think Anderson could probably make 170 but he shouldn't be forced to there isn't a point in him getting the 170 title the fight is about greatness fighting greatness not belts.
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Again... if Anderson wants the fight as badly as he claims, he can go to 170. He even said in an interview that he'd be willing to make that cut. And were he to do so, I've little doubt GSP would fight him. You call out someone in a lower weight class,...
To cut weight is a totally separate camp and many say it's the worse part of a training camp. So Anderson would have to train hard and still cut weight while GSP would be granted with the privilege of devoting his full time to train only and keep his hidratation at optimum level through the whole time, so what's his disadvantage here?

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... especially when he's out with a career altering injury, then you make the adjustments necessary to make the fight happen. Simple as.
Possible career altering injury, you mean. This was a fair speculation before, until GSP just showed us his career and style did not suffer any alteration from his injury/time off.


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I get it... All you GSP fans think Anderson Silva is so good he should drop to 170 and fight GSP.

Defend his Belt at 185lbs

Move up to to 205lbs and fight Jon Jones...

This all because He is the Man Right? Just say it? Not because you guys are scared little_______???


So Siva should be punished for fighting at 168, 177, 185, and 205 now... He's basically Being Looked down upon for taken risks in career that other fighters are afraid to take. Besides guy like BJ Penn.

Butt it's OK, what your really saying is... Anderson is the Greatest fighter ever. And your guy is a little ____??? Come on Say it... You know it's what your thinking... Why else do you keep getting so defense
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I get it... All you GSP fans think Anderson Silva is so good he should drop to 170 and fight GSP.

Defend his Belt at 185lbs

Move up to to 205lbs and fight Jon Jones...

This all because He is the Man Right? Just say it? Not because you guys are scared little_______???


So Siva should be punished for fighting at 168, 177, 185, and 205 now... He's basically Being Looked down upon for taken risks in career that other fighters are afraid to take. Besides guy like BJ Penn.

Butt it's OK, what your really saying is... Anderson is the Greatest fighter ever. And your guy is a little ____??? Come on Say it... You know it's what your thinking... Why else do you keep getting so defense

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I get it... All you GSP fans think Anderson Silva is so good he should drop to 170 and fight GSP.

Defend his Belt at 185lbs

Move up to to 205lbs and fight Jon Jones...

This all because He is the Man Right? Just say it? Not because you guys are scared little_______???


So Siva should be punished for fighting at 168, 177, 185, and 205 now... He's basically Being Looked down upon for taken risks in career that other fighters are afraid to take. Besides guy like BJ Penn.

Butt it's OK, what your really saying is... Anderson is the Greatest fighter ever. And your guy is a little ____??? Come on Say it... You know it's what your thinking... Why else do you keep getting so defense
A scared little welterweight?

Why should GSP be the one who has to leave his weight class when Anderson's the one pushing for the fight? Georges clearly doesn't want the fight.

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A scared little welterweight?

Why should GSP be the one who has to leave his weight class when Anderson's the one pushing for the fight? Georges clearly doesn't want the fight.
No one is forcing anything on Georges.

Anderson offered to make the #1 vs. #2 P4P superfight. Between 2guys separted by 1 division. He figured a catch would be fair. If anything it takes something out of old man Anderson, weakens him..messes with cardio and routine. GSP would have had to cut less weight, which should only make him fresher.

Anderson nor many people thought it would be such a problem to meet at a catch. These are the #1 and #2 fighters in the world. GSP even said while he was rehabing that if that fight happened it would be at 178 at a catch. Then once it gets time he changed his mind and said 170.

GSP can do as he wants. If he feels like a catch isn't enough of an advantage that is fine. He shouldn't of strung people along for years though. Anderson offered to make the superfight, GSP declined. Anderson can now defend his 185 title like you want anyway.
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I'm much more of a GSP fan than a Silva fan, but I think making Silva drop to 170 is unrealistic. Meet at catchweight, and lets see if GSP's TD/ground control can counter Silvas laserbeam accurate striking

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Am I the only person who is not really that interested in seing GSP vs Silva?

I just think the size difference would be too much for it to be competitive.
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