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Old 04-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does GSP Have Much Left?

I don't know if he's just run out of challenges, but I feel like GSP's attitude lately is sorta ...meh.

In his earlier days he was all about "I want to be da best fighter evar. I want to build a legacy", but now he seems to not really give a shit.

Has anyone else noticed this? Do you think he's going to keep fighting for years?

It seems to me like he's had so much success building his brand and with his sponsors he might have a hard time putting it all on the line.

He's still dominating no doubt, but I've never seem him so negative in interviews before. I mean I guess it gets tiring having the same conversations over and over. But, it seems like he doesn't really want to be a role model anymore.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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he just knows he'll never beat Anderson or his legacy, now all he's got is making money and he's filthy rich
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GSP's coaches were already hinting that GSP only has 2-3 fights left before retirement and that it might go Hendricks, then Silva, and then retire. I'm not really sure I believe it but there was an article posted here I while back.
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A couple more fights wouldn't surprise me before GSP takes a Randy-retirement. This will actually be a good thing for the WW division. We'll see some fresh faces, different contenders, and new champions. And after his two year hiatus, the UFC will throw a ton of money at GSP, and he'll come back as the cagey veteran trying to recapture his former glory.
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I don't want him to fight silva. It wouldn't be a fair fight, silva would just smash him and ruin his legacy.
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There's nothing left for GSP to prove, he's THAT much better than every WW and the best WW in the history of the sport.

He's def still in his prime, but he's already rich and has the opportunity to go out on top (most fighters aren't so lucky).

BTW, the Silva fight intrigues me, but win/lose it doesn't tarnish his career at all.
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I would predict at most 2 more fights, especially depending on how well his role in Captain America goes. He's definitely smart enough to know when he should retire.
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“I’m already training. I train all the time. I heard Hendricks say ‘Oh, when he’s doing the movie, I’ll be training.’ Well, I have some news for him, I’m already training now. I trained two, three days after the (Nick Diaz) fight, I was in the gym training. The movie has nothing to to with the end of my career. I love what I do right now.”
While working on the promotion of his new book, UFC welterweight champion, GSP talked to the Canadian press and let them know he is already training for his upcoming fight against Johny Hendricks.
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Yes, have noticed. Not sure what has changed? Between Hendricks, Ellenberger, Maia he has some challengers left. If he feels he is running out of challenges....then why not move up?

It isn't like he takes much damage. Yes, training is hard on the body, but it isn't head damage...which is really the big deal here.

Not sure, he isn't old by any means. He fights like twice a year. Caught me off-guard when his camp talked retirement.

He could retire and be fine financially. He could do movies and still have sponsors. But I doubt he retires that soon. There is no real reason too unless he is just tired of the preparation, but I always viewed him as a guy who likes the gym anyway. He isn't the Penn type to get fat after fighting. He would be in the gym all the time even if he retired.
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Yes, have noticed. Not sure what has changed? Between Hendricks, Ellenberger, Maia he has some challengers left. If he feels he is running out of challenges....then why not move up?

It isn't like he takes much damage. Yes, training is hard on the body, but it isn't head damage...which is really the big deal here.

Not sure, he isn't old by any means. He fights like twice a year. Caught me off-guard when his camp talked retirement.

He could retire and be fine financially. He could do movies and still have sponsors. But I doubt he retires that soon. There is no real reason too unless he is just tired of the preparation, but I always viewed him as a guy who likes the gym anyway. He isn't the Penn type to get fat after fighting. He would be in the gym all the time even if he retired.
Yeah, I think that if he stops fighting and switches over to say, doing movies, he will probably realize he's not ...well, not as good an actor as he is a fighter. Then end up coming back to fighting.

I do sympathize in a way. There aren't really any super exciting fights/fighters for him at the moment. I mean, yeah Hendricks has been looking good. But there's no crazy fresh talent asides from Rory Mac whom he probably won't ever fight.

He's def the best WW champ but, I still don't feel like he's had the fight that defines him as a true champ. That's just MY opinion.

I'm a huge Anderson fan, but Chael kind of made him, ya know? GSP had that I guess with Hughes/Penn but his size is a bigger factor than skill with those guys.
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