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Old 10-13-2008, 10:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Dude, this guy is looking so unstoppable ... mark my words, this is the man to knock Anderson off his horse some day.
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this doesn't really change anything, everyone knows GSP is an unbelievable wrestler/submission/submission defense fighter. He hasn't shown any weakness on the ground since he got sloppy against Hughes in their first fight.

Everyone is right, he should have been wholly devoted to defending strikes. After the beating BJ gave him in the first round of their fight, and BJ's performance standing against Sherk, he has to see that... right?
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Well deserved.

And I agree about the Chute Box camp...I think that would be great for him. Although heading to Thailand would probably be better for him as Chute Box tends to have a lot of control over who they let train with them and fight under their moniker.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Congratulations GSP. This guy is unbelievable. He just keeps on improving.
I dont think GSP has poor stand up by any means, however he is a long way behind the Anderson Silva's of the world. If he were to put all his efforts into concentrating on his stand up game, putting it together with his already awesome wrestling and submission games he will rule the WW division for a very long time.
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This is great. GSP is great
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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We've had a lot discussion on GSP's striking. He uses a Karate style striking versus a Muay Thai style striking. His striking is very good. Some people want to compare styles and not practitioners of a style. We see the same comments when discussing Machida's striking.

You can compare Muay Thai to Karate striking the same way you can compare Judo takedowns to wrestling takedowns. It largely comes down to the experience, training, and comfort level of the competitor.
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And there he is with the new belt on Very cool
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We've had a lot discussion on GSP's striking. He uses a Karate style striking versus a Muay Thai style striking. His striking is very good. Some people want to compare styles and not practitioners of a style. We see the same comments when discussing Machida's striking.

You can compare Muay Thai to Karate striking the same way you can compare Judo takedowns to wrestling takedowns. It largely comes down to the experience, training, and comfort level of the competitor.
Right, but they don't have to be mutually exclusive. Why can't you use Karate AND Muay Thai during striking, whichever is appropriate in your situation? I mean that right there is the essence of mixed martial arts. Remember Machida's devastating clinch-knee barrage on David Heath? That was straight out of MT, they don't do that kinda stuff in Shotokan karate. Or Fedor using combat Sambo, which has elements similat to a combined form of Judo, wrestling and BJJ. Granted GSP won't switch his dominant fighting stance and style, but a few techniques and defences here and there from the most popular and devastating stand up discipline can't hurt.
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