understand who is saying this, and how BJ fights. Anderson Silva and GSP fight like mua thai guys, by having way more movement in the ring and utilizing more moves in the standup. However, from a purely boxing point of view BJ is by the far the best pure boxer I've seen in the UFC. He has the power to knock guys out, he stays extremely composed, can check the nastiest flurries coming at him, he has damn good accuracy and he has a magnificent jab. Does that make him the best striker? no. that makes him the best boxer, guys with better counter striking, more head movement and more knees/elbows/general clinch work are better strikers (hint hint, silva). It's like when Forrest fought Rampage, just because Rampage could hit harder didn't mean he won, BJ is absolutely beatable standing up if GSP sticks to a plan. If GSP stands flat footed and tries to box with BJ he'll be tasting his own blood, but if he avoids the jab and doesn't let himself get cornered BJ will have a tough time catching him.
Last edited by rabakill; 12-20-2008 at 04:34 AM.