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post #301 of 399 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 09:07 AM
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The size diffrence will be comparable to Lesnar/Couture. Gracie fought a bunch of guys who had no idea what he was doing. I am pretty sure Anderson Silva will understand what GSP is doing, I am also pretty sure the skill difference between the Lesnar that donkey konged Couture and Anderson Silva is pretty vast.

Not that any of this matters, Anderson is bigger than guys like Rumble and Alves. People Forrest is a huge LHW and Anderson looked every bit as big as him. I am completely mind boggled at that fact that people believe just because Anderson mentions moving down that he is actually physically capable of doing it. I mean if Brock Lesnar said he was moving down to FW to challlenge Jose Aldo would everyone just accept it as fact that he could do it?
People are able to shift around 1-2 weight classes, your example is a little extreme.
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If the match-up was announced after the Maia fight as it was probably planned - Silva wouldn't get his walk around weight over 190, and would have made 170.

It was more than hinted. Silva was asked about fighting at 170 and said he could do it. Rogan was talking about it all through the show and during the fight.

This fight was supposed to happen, before the Maia outrage, Dana White threw a temper tandrem, shuffled the cards a bit and now we have what we have -

GSP v Kos II ----------- Silva vs #1 MW contender IX and then Silva vs #1 MW contender X
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A catch weight would be the easier fit for both..


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People are able to shift around 1-2 weight classes, your example is a little extreme.
We are not talking a small MW fighting a big WW. We are talking a monster MW fighting an average WW.




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This fight should take place at middleweight. GSP needs to step outside of his comfort zone and take a few fights at middleweight if he wants to be considered a p4p great.
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We are not talking a small MW fighting a big WW. We are talking a monster MW fighting an average WW.
For the record, Silva used to fight at 170 earlier in his career. I don't find it farfetched that he can make that weight considering he's made it before.
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He was also built like Corey Hill when he did. He has packed on a considerable amount of muscle since then.




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He was also built like Corey Hill when he did. He has packed on a considerable amount of muscle since then.
He can make the cut to 170. He's made it before, that means he can make it again. He would drop the weight and muscle necessary to get to 170 and look like he did previously. Just because he's gained a bit of bulk doesn't mean he can't cut down to a weight he was at before.
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He was also built like Corey Hill when he did. He has packed on a considerable amount of muscle since then.
When asked pre-Maia said he could and WANTED to, I think Anderson knows what he can do more than anyone else.

GSP - needs at least a year before he can fight at 185.


I'd rather this be a fight for two titles. Silva VS GSP, 5 rounds.

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It's a moot point, Dana White has already killed the notion. With Silva's future match-ups set in stone and GSP going to TUF, then training and Koscheck.

Further White said Silva move up to 205 if he wins the next two fights.

It's clear this fight ever happening was scratched by Dana after the Maia fight.

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Silva is already too big for WW so it must be a catchweight fight or MW. I say MW is better and the fair thing to do.

**and to be honest I dont really think GSP is worth coming down in weight for. if anything he needs to move his fat ass up like everyone else does. ya feel me?

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