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Old 11-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Other than his thighs that are always that huge, I'm not sure what they were talking about either. Maybe you had to see him in person.
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I'm sure he is bigger since he started doing new weight training that he wasn't doing before... Thats usually what happens for most people...

He for sure looked thicker...
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's not his size. It's his training regimen; resistance and gymnastics which give him that incredible explosiveness. No wonder wrestlers can't stop his takedowns because he jumps into them using that forward momentum.

Here's the thing. Anderson Silva holds his own against LHWs Stephan Bonnar, Chael Sonnen, and Okami who's a very strong middle weight. He also trains with Lyoto, Big Nog, and JDS so Anderson is very accustomed to higher weight classes.

GSP's advantage is clearly his strength, agility, speed, endurance, reach (jab), and explosiveness combined together. Fighting Anderson his strength, endurance, reach will be negated thus his only advantage would be agility, speed, and explosiveness in the ground game. You can also say that Anderson is very quick which he is, more with his head movement and striking. GSP glides around the Octagon like a flyweight and covers a lot of distance. I think I remember him taking down someone from the middle of the Octagon all the way to the fence. GSP will have to expend far more energy keeping Anderson down.

As much as I want to watch this I think it's a really bad proposition for em. As I said in previous posts, I'm not sure he'll take it...even if he does...he won't seem pumped. Which is too bad cuz it's a very intriguing match up. If GSP had KO power or an iron chin (Hendo style) it would be that much more interesting.

When you compare all current and past champions they are all mortal. However one seems to be a cut up the rest.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I kept thinking how much bigger Condit looked than GSP to be honest...
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I didn't think he looked any different to be honest. He's always been this thick lately with the wide shoulders and huge legs. Probably one of the biggest WWs out there anymore. What he lacks in height he makes up for in width.
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GSP has always been thickly built with huge legs, I just think not seeing him in the cage for so long and against a slim opponent made him seem bigger.

I very much doubt after such a long layoff he would pack on muscle and risk an unfamiliar cut.
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His quads and calves looked bigger, but it may have looked that way because I haven't seen him fight in a couple years.
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I don't think he looked any bigger than he usually does. What are you guys talking about???

Everybody keeps saying how GSP is this massive WW. He's not. He's an average/above average sized WW. Condit at 6'2" is huge at WW. Did anybody else notice this at the end of the fight where Condit was congratulating Georges?? He was towering over GSP.
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I don't think he looked any bigger than he usually does. What are you guys talking about???

Everybody keeps saying how GSP is this massive WW. He's not. He's an average/above average sized WW. Condit at 6'2" is huge at WW. Did anybody else notice this at the end of the fight where Condit was congratulating Georges?? He was towering over GSP.
Condit is taller but GSP is a lot, A LOT, thicker.
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