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Old 11-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I could go with 75" maybe 76 on a good day, he does have broader shoulders proportionally than silva, although he is still shorter by quite a bit...
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:59 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It would be a testament to GSP's humility and determination if he were willing to move up to MW and run the risk of getting beaten badly. However, I like him as a welterweight. A dominating welterweight. A jacked, broad-shouldered, six-pack-having, pectorally gifted welterweight with dreamy blue eyes and a sexy accent uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:09 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I don't know if he'd overpower guys the same way. He'd need to win fights without relying on his strength as much.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:14 AM   #34 (permalink)
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It would definately be a challenge for him, and there are so many fights there that would be awesome to see. I think my favourite would be Marquardt vs GSP. That match could go either way, and both guys have very similar styles.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:54 AM   #35 (permalink)
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You guys are taking this reach thing way too seriously. The reach is your wingspan split up between arm length AND back and shoulders. It wouldn't be that hard to have fluctuations, both in measurement accuracy and the actual measurements from day to day.

Someone could come in on a few weeks notice and be dehydrated as hell and have a 74" reach, and then the following year have a fight where he trained his ass off and had a better cut and was able to retain more water, and his reach go up an inch or two. 1" of reach is usually only a 1/2" per side. That's not hard to gain or lose within a few months.

Reach is a really overrated stat.

A 74" reach guy could still possibly be giving up arm length to a guy with a 72" reach.
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You guys are taking this reach thing way too seriously. The reach is your wingspan split up between arm length AND back and shoulders. It wouldn't be that hard to have fluctuations, both in measurement accuracy and the actual measurements from day to day.

Someone could come in on a few weeks notice and be dehydrated as hell and have a 74" reach, and then the following year have a fight where he trained his ass off and had a better cut and was able to retain more water, and his reach go up an inch or two. 1" of reach is usually only a 1/2" per side. That's not hard to gain or lose within a few months.

Reach is a really overrated stat.
Misunderstood and over-analysed maybe, but not overrated in the slightest
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:11 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:22 PM   #38 (permalink)
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You guys are taking this reach thing way too seriously** The reach is your wingspan split up between arm length AND back and shoulders** It wouldn't be that hard to have fluctuations, both in measurement accuracy and the actual measurements from day to day**

Someone could come in on a few weeks notice and be dehydrated as hell and have a 74" reach, and then the following year have a fight where he trained his ass off and had a better cut and was able to retain more water, and his reach go up an inch or two** 1" of reach is usually only a 1/2" per side** That's not hard to gain or lose within a few months**
The shoulder joints shouldn't really have that much expansion or contraction as far as I know, I could see a half inch on either side like you said, but not much more for a normal person unless we're talking about decades of aging or something**

Still you have to admit, 74" to 78" in like a year is probably poor measurement more than anything**
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GSP could stay at 170 and still be an elite MW fighter**
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