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View Poll Results: Who wins, GSP or Anderson Silva

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Old 10-17-2008, 10:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Silva has destroyed the UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin twice, and completely dominated Pride Light Heavy and Middleweight Champ Dan Henderson with relative ease.

I have a hard time believing that GSP and especially Penn, can move up from welterweight and lightweight respectively to take Silva's belt.

Both would be out like a light once Silva gets them in a muay thai clinch and knees them in the head.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Good fight but I HAVE to see Silva fight Okami before he retires (and possibly Marquardt too).
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a hard time believing that GSP and especially Penn, can move up from welterweight and lightweight respectively to take Silva's belt.
Correction: If it happens, it'll be a catchweight bout, for pure money and prestige, no belts on the line.

Although I agree, the other two would be disadvantaged moving up to a higher weight against someone who is quite comfortable there.

I'd love to see this match even though I see it in Silva's favour. These two guys are great at bringing down violence on their opponents, and are always improving, so it would either be over in the blink of an eye, or an absolute war.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't see why GSP v Silva would need to be a catchweight. GSP is already heavy enough to be a MW before the cut. Why bother with making it a catchweight fight unless you specifically want to remove the belt from the situation.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:05 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I don't see why GSP v Silva would need to be a catchweight. GSP is already heavy enough to be a MW before the cut. Why bother with making it a catchweight fight unless you specifically want to remove the belt from the situation.
GSP has stated numerous times he won't fight for the belt because he has friends in the 185 division, and that he would fight Silva purely for the challenge.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:16 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'd love to see GSP fight Silva at 185, and Penn fight Silva at the catchweight 180 (if Silva could/would come down).
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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GSP vs Silva would be a must watch kind of fight, but I don't think GSP would have much of a chance. Anderson's ability to keep you at the end of his punches and kicks, or pull you into the MT clinch if you get too close, would probably be too much for GSP. Regardless though, that would be one hell of a fight, and worth the PPV price.
Silva's biggest weakness is his take down defense. Lutter took Silva down pretty easily and GSP is far above Lutter's skills when it comes to takedowns and wrestling overall. Watch GSP vs. koscheck fight to see some awesome TDD & TD by GSP, basically he totally schools and outwrestles a guy with one of the best wrestling backgrounds in UFC. If GSP can take Koscheck and Hughes down so easily I doubt Silva is much harder.

My prediction is that GSP takes Silva down almost instanly, G&Ps him a bit and eventually subs him. My money is on GSP on that fight basically, but if Silva catches GSP when he goes for that take down it could be the end of the fight too.
GSP's stand up is pretty solid but I think he is smart enough to not try trading with Silva at all. It'll be very similiar with second GSP vs. Serra fight, except Silva doesn't have as good ground game (specially sub defense) as Serra has.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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silva has the advantage on the feet and gsp has the advantage everywhere else and i think the jitz is a tie (mma bjj) i dont think size is gonna come into play at all seeing as st pierre wrestles with rashad and jardine in practice and takes them down.

that being said silva likes to take his time and feel his opponents out where gsp usually starts quickly and in this case should start with a quick takedown. his pace on the ground could tire anderson out. anderson has great cardio but fighting off your back tires anyone out.

im going with st pierre in this fight because of his wrestling and top game. i think if he gets caught on the feet his chin is good enough to hold up for a takedown. and i dont think silva can stop gsp's takedowns.

i also think this fight with penn will show how much gsp has improved as a striker, wrestler, and bjj practitioner.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:09 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Now that I think of it, does this remind anyone of back in the day when Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme were at the height of their stardom with action movies?

When asked if the two ever fought who would win, they would both pretty much say this: If only allowed to use hands, Steven, if it was just feet Van Damme.

Makes me think of the comparison. Silva's striking is just downright lethal, and GSP's groundgame is getting to the point of total domination, so I guess it's all about who can pull the trigger first really.


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Old 10-18-2008, 02:14 AM   #30 (permalink)
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