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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ariel Helwani: "GSP said Silva fight not going to happen"

EDIT: Helwani retweeted this afterwards:

does not want to fight silva now' he said so and the reason why on TLMEP, a french show. I would suggest you listen to it
I did not watch/listen to the show, but apparently his reason was if/when he beat Silva there would be nothing left to accomplish and he would have to then retire.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 12:35 AM
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I really think GSP would be making a huge mistake fighting Silva. GSP is a business... and his business will lose a ton of its value if he loses to Silva.
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post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:04 AM
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What an awful excuse, he doesn't want to lose, wish he would say that instead.
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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 AM
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GSP loses to current AS. I think he wants to see Anderson start to fade before he nuts up to the bar. It really doesn't make sense though, it'll be a big money fight for the both of them, and they still have enough for a potential rematch within the next couple years. It's not as if GSP hasn't rebounded well from his past losses.

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post #5 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:30 AM
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Anderson needs to make 170lbs and then it will have to happen. Otherwise I dont see why GSP should have to move up weight.
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post #6 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:37 AM
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Ok so if he never beats silva is he never going to retire? (im kidding)

Just an awful excuse though.

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post #7 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:44 AM
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gsp leaving $20+ mil on the table? Wow, that's like 4 regular title defense fights which is what, 2 years worth.
Catchweight fight loss wouldn't hurt his cache unless he got slaughtered.

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post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 02:07 AM
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It's obvious Floyd doesn't want to fight Pacman. We should just brand him as a coward and move on.

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post #9 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 03:49 AM
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Damn...I do not believe it's a money issue either. He knows what he's up against. I wish he would say it out right something like this.

"I believe Anderson Silva is the best and true #1 P4P in the planet. It will be a very difficult match for me and yes I would be scared not just about losing, but losing my sponsorship and hurting my legacy. I'm a man and I will admit this. Look at what he's done in the 185 and LHW division."

In the end I respect GSP nonetheless. He's a great ambassador for the sport, but I wish this fight would happen...BADLY.

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post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 06:28 AM
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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.

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