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post #131 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 04:00 AM
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Good for GSP. If you don't want to do it, then don't do it.

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GSP is a smart man. By vacating the title and coming back for it later he won't fall behind Anderson on being introduced in the future as the "Two times (insert category) UFC Champion of the World..."


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post #133 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 09:21 AM
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I think he'll be back. He's vacating the belt, not retiring. After a year or two he'll get the urge. He's a born fighter and I don't see him taking too much time off.

Let the title go to someone else, let them attempt to defend it a couple times, then make the return the greatest welterweight of all time versus new champ fight. The marketing will be insane.
That is a good point imagine the marketing behind a gsp comeback fight. That would be ridiculous. I hope you are right my friend, i hope you are right.

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post #134 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 10:31 AM
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He wouldn't commit to a comeback because he doesn't want people and the media to be thinking about him - he doesn't want the spotlight to be solely on GSP. The man's a class act. I feel as though we'll see him again, but for now, let us enjoy a rejuvenated WW division so to speak. Exciting times ahead.
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post #135 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 10:49 AM
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At least GSP seems to be smart enough to realize that the belt no longer belongs to him after that first class beating he got from Johnny. Hopefully all the GSP fanboys will stop with all the nonsense about him allegedly "winning" the fight.

I wouldn't blink if GSP (mr. human blanket) never returns. In fat, unless he does a super fight with Silva or a rematch with Jonnhy I'd rather he goes away.
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People keep going on about how GSP just started fighting stiffer competition in recent time and dont mention the fact that he underwent a career threatening injury/operation before these fights.

Nick diaz pre GSP injury would be easy easy work for GSP. No doubt about it. Diaz struggles with wrestlers, theyre his cryptonite... yet gsp (the best wtestler in UFC history maybe) made hard work out of a still dominating performance

long and the short of it is... GSP pre injury was a different beast. Hendrix came along at the right time mentally and physically in GSPs career and now people go on as if GSPs whole career amounts to him being not good enough for the class of '13

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post #137 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 12:21 PM
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No doubt he will keep in top shape even if he is retired. But I don't think you can just take a year or 2 off and come back and fight the best. The division was already catching up a little. By the time he comes back it may have passed him by. All depends how long he is taking off and if he is still working hard at his craft in the meantime.

If he does come back it will be a huge fight, whoever it is that has the title. At least the division should be real exciting in the meantime.
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post #138 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 01:00 PM
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He wouldn't commit to a comeback because he doesn't want people and the media to be thinking about him - he doesn't want the spotlight to be solely on GSP. The man's a class act. I feel as though we'll see him again, but for now, let us enjoy a rejuvenated WW division so to speak. Exciting times ahead.
I agree. Regardless of whether he wants to come back or not, right now the best thing for him is to publicly retire. Get a bit of peace and quiet to sort out whatever shit needs sorting. Un-retiring is no difficult thing.
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post #139 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 01:42 PM
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Love George. Wish him all the best.

He's burnt out. GSP is hardly the first athlete/entertainer/banker to work themselves to exhaustion. Everyone handles stress differently. Life in a fishbowl wouldn't be fun. Sounds like GSP is the OCD type.

Maybe after 2 years of not having to be "on" all of the time as "GSP" George will feel re-energized. He might feel the hunger again. Sports are unique with acute highs and lows. It's hard to replace that and George might miss it.

Or he might decide he doesn't need to be punched in the face anymore for money. Hardly unreasonable.
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post #140 of 155 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 03:26 PM
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Anyone think that if Georges didn't lose his last one and cruised to another 50-45 or 49-46 that he would have walked away? Or did he have his mind made up?
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