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View Poll Results: do you find GSP exciting?
yes, he's one of the most exciting guys in the sport 7 4.64%
he's boring as **** and i'm tired of him 52 34.44%
george is the consummate MMA champion, show some respect 22 14.57%
he's not one of the most exciting guys but he's not boring either 51 33.77%
i'm tired of you JUST BLEED fans. go watch backyard brawling instead 19 12.58%
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post #101 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 09:36 AM
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As amazing and talented (and gorgeous) as GSP is, SOME of his fights have been boring. The most boring one for me was the Jake Shields fight. I felt he should have finished Sheilds in the 2nd round at least.

The thing with GSP is he has some really big strong legs, which indicates that he can finish people whenever he wants. I think he chooses to fight conservative and punish opponents.
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Knockout power comes from the legs. Have you seen the size of his thighs, hamstrings and glutes? He is built to dominate fighters at his weight class. Look at people who hit hard. They ALL have above average size in legs. Wrestlers who love to ground and pound have massive legs. It's all where there power comes from.
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Chuck Liddell didn't seem to have big legs... and a guy with huge legs, Ben Henderson hardly ever KOs anyone.


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Chuck Liddell didn't seem to have big legs... and a guy with huge legs, Ben Henderson hardly ever KOs anyone.
That's because Ben is the closest fighter to GSP in terms of size, skillset and mentality..he chooses not to KO people. He fights that Muay Thai sensibility of just punishing opponents until they themselves break. Just because they dont' KO people it doesn't mean they lack the ability.

Chuck Liddell, I don't know much about him, I can't find a picture of his legs. Maybe he is an exception.
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Dan Henderson, Hendricks, Robbie Lawler...

Punching power comes from knowing how to throw a punch hard.
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What makes you think Henderson and Hendricks don't have big legs????
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What makes you think Henderson and Hendricks don't have big legs????
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That's because Ben is the closest fighter to GSP in terms of size, skillset and mentality..he chooses not to KO people. He fights that Muay Thai sensibility of just punishing opponents until they themselves break. Just because they dont' KO people it doesn't mean they lack the ability.

Chuck Liddell, I don't know much about him, I can't find a picture of his legs. Maybe he is an exception.

LOL that is absolutely hilarious if you think GSP or Bendo are choosing not to finish guys. GSP fights safe that's a fact that even he acknowledges. But he also doesn't have finishing power. You will never see him KO a guy with 1 punch the way someone like Hendricks does.

I will give you 1 guy that would support your argument though. That would be Tyson Griffin. He has a few KO's on his resume and massive legs that likely play a large role in that.

But your generalizing statement just isn't true. Especially in the cases of GSP and Bendo.
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Charlie Brenneman had some massive legs.

Ryan Bader has a massive upper body...small legs....big power.

Josh Barnett has huge legs....not much power.
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