Did you really just say that?
GSP is the best striker in WW and would be one of the best strikers in MW. IMO.
He has beaten everyone on their feet minus Serra, in which he got rocked by a fluke punch... could happen to anyone
Since Serra, he has dominated everyone on their feet. Hughes, Alves, Serra, Fitch, penn, koscheck.
First of all I think its obvious I did say that although maybe if I was twelve it would help me understand why its at all perplexing to anyone.
Can I ask whats so impressive about beating Hughes's stand up? His striking is clearly not that impressive. Every fighter on you're golden oldies hit list is a F'N wrestler with the exception of Pen who lets be honest never was that impressive at welter weight to begin with.
Im not sure why anyone would come out and say he has the best hands in the division clearly he dose not. GSP sets up his takedowns with his striking and most of what he dose comes from a mix of good kicks and good hands but he's no KO artist and he doesn't just drop fighters with his overwhelming power. He knows his limitations and when the going gets rough the rough get a takedown, I have no issue with that myself.
We are talking about striking here not stoppages and most of his fights end on the ground were he is undoubtedly one of the best ever.
As far as hardy goes, did you see the Swick fight? He out boxed mike, he beat mike to the punch, he had quicker and more accurate strikes for most of the fight.
For a second lets put the massive power advantage a side. Mike Swick has his nickname for a reason, he's probably got the fastest hands at WW in the UFC Hardy however was able to dismantle his striking with accuracy, power and his own hand speed.
GSP hands are probably NOT much better if any than Swicks, he has better stand up but thats not just punching and I am talking specifically about punching.
GSP's kicking game IS much better than Hardys or Swicks but Im not that convinced he could win a stand up war with Hardy based off that.
People bashing GSP have been pissing me off. He has one boring fight against Alves and people act like one of the most exciting fighters in the world is boring.
15 of his 21 fights have not gone the distance.
His decision over fitch got FOTN and was exciting
His split decision with penn was exciting
so now 17 of his 21 fights were exciting
I would argue that at least 19/21 were exciting.
Some people are so shortsighted
from his sack piss me off, so I guess we are even? He's one of my favorit fighters and so far I have yet to see him be "bashed" in this thread. I know criticism is hard to read when you have his poster on the sealing above your bed but this is a MMA forum not a "Im in love with GSP" Forum so if you dont want to hear other peoples opinions of fighters dont read them, problem solved.