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Old 11-26-2012, 07:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Can't say I didn't expect this to happen. What a shitty excuse though.
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GSP does not want this fight, and who can blame him?
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Maybe this will get AS back to KO'ing the winner of Vitor vs Bisping faster?

I know AS doesn't see any challenges left in his division, but I think if Bisping does manage to beat Vitor that AS would fight Bisping for the title in the UK. He has been very vocal about wanting to do that for a while now.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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MMA Fighting now has this translation up.

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"This fight is the cherry on the sundae," he said. "He wants to fight me so he can then retire. I would like to fight him too, but after I fight him and win the fight, what happens next? These days, yeah, there's a lot of money to be made, but I don't fight for the money. My motivation is to be the best. Like we said, to be the Wayne Gretzky of my sport. So if I fight him, what happens next? It will be over. So yes, I want the fight, but I want to take it when I decide the time is right, not when he wants the fight to happen.

"On top of that, he weighs 234 pounds; I weigh 188. So there's a big weight difference. I've fought guys who were bigger -- I'm not scared of him -- it's just that I will take this fight when it makes sense for me. I just came back from an injury, there's money to be made, there are fights in my weight class, other challenges out there, and if I fight him, I will have to gain weight, while he will have to lose weight, and then afterwards, I won't be able to come back to my weight class.

"First and foremost, I have things to do at 170 pounds. When I am ready and when I want the fight, that's when it will happen."

Other notes from the show:

* GSP wore sunglasses throughout the entire interview because he said he had yet to fully heal from the Condit fight.

* GSP said he had Christmas dinner last year at Sylvester Stallone's house after his doctor wouldn't clear him to fly home from Los Angeles following knee surgery.

* Arnold Schwarzenegger called to congratulate him after last weekend's win.

* He said he's not quite the Gretzky of MMA but maybe the Joe Sakic.
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Good, Champion vs. Champion is stupid.

GSP can fight Hendricks, Nate, and Diaz, Anderson can fight Weidman and Rockhold, that's the way it should have been the entire time. Anderson will lose to Weidman though, so after that this fight will never be talked about again.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hendrix vs GSP is the fight I want.

The beard has just completed the most impressive 3 victories at WW that I have seen in a long time. If he doesn't get a shot, that would be an utter disgrace. Till then, feck the "super" fight. Lets look at it again in 6 months.
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I'd rather see the UFC set up JBJ vs Anderson anyway.
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I know AS doesn't see any challenges left in his division, but I think if Bisping does manage to beat Vitor that AS would fight Bisping for the title in the UK. He has been very vocal about wanting to do that for a while now.
No chance us brits are getting a title defense over here. The events held in the UK are free to air in the states. All title defences are PPV.
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No chance us brits are getting a title defense over here. The events held in the UK are free to air in the states. All title defences are PPV.
Rampage vs. Hendo and BJ vs. Joe Daddy?

Bisping fighting for the title would be huge for British MMA and it'd be GIGANTIC if he beat Anderson, but I doubt either one happens because I think Vitor knocks his block off.

Ideally, the UFC should just do a fight at Cowboys Stadium with Anderson/Bisping, GSP/Diaz, and Jones/Mir. I'd rather see that than GSP/Silva or Jones/Silva(could be an interesting idea for Jones' Heavyweight debut) but again, don't see Bisping or Diaz ever getting to a title shot.
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Who cares really. It's a fun fight but makes little sense. Anderson has been fighting at 205 a few times now, if anything he should go after Jon Jones. Meanwhile GSP has a guy on his division who's knocking contenders out left and right. A fight with Hendricks makes much more sense.
This.

People just love to bash GSP though, no matter how little the fight makes sense.

Jones vs. Silva is much more interesting yet no one hates on Silva for not wanting Jones.
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