If GSP was the same size as Anderson Silva? - Page 18 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

View Poll Results: Who would win?

Silva takes it 57 42.22%
GSP takes it 78 57.78%
Voters: 135. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

Old 01-12-2010, 03:46 PM   #171 (permalink)
ROCKET FISTS
 
khoveraki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,743
khoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renown
Quote:
Originally Posted by alizio View Post

I dont thnk GSP is as strong as Rich Franklin and im unsure he could take him down at will and Rich said Anderson was scary strong and once you realize it, it's too late.

Just to clarify this part, Franklin said Silva's clinch was scary strong, Franklin never really had a chance to wrestle him.


Franklin's awesome game plan of not training to escape the Thai Clinch no doubt hurt his ability to get out of it. Other fights have pulled out of his clinch with little trouble before, certainly due more to training than due to strength.
__________________
WAR CIGANO



sig credit to Limba

lobster train.
khoveraki is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 01-12-2010, 03:48 PM   #172 (permalink)
WEC For Life
 
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 17,997
Blog Entries: 13
HitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the system
Quote:
Originally Posted by khoveraki View Post
Just to clarify this part, Franklin said Silva's clinch was scary strong, Franklin never really had a chance to wrestle him.


Franklin's awesome game plan of not training to escape the Thai Clinch no doubt hurt his ability to get out of it. Other fights have pulled out of his clinch with little trouble before, certainly due more to training than due to strength.
I read somewhere that before heir second fight that Franklin trained a lot for the clinch with Silva. I don't think GSP will have as much of a problem, GSP is a whole different fighter.
__________________


"Don't be shocked that people die. Be surprised you're still alive."
HitOrGetHit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 03:49 PM   #173 (permalink)
Welterweight
 
Soakked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,442
Soakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By AllSoakked Is Beloved By All
Quote:
I have never been worried about Silva subbing GSP much at all. I also think that GSP is athletic enough and his standup is versatlie enough to keep him out of trouble on the feet until he gets his takedown. GSP also stays very busy while he is on he ground and he can transition to better positions well. He has fantastic sub defense as well.
That's why he's one of the best. Thing is AS is a serious mofo standing, it'll take all 5 rounds for GSP to beat AS, I don't think the same can be said about AS striking against GSP. All it can take is one good combination or well timed shot to land for AS to knock GSP out. I don't think GSP has been hit ever as hard as AS hits. That being said the match could go either way. I'll give AS the advantage because of the weightclass difference(yes is does count) and because he can put GSP to sleep anytime during the match, whereas GSP would most likely have to grind a decision.

Last edited by Soakked : 01-12-2010 at 03:55 PM.
Soakked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 04:23 PM   #174 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: parts unknown
Posts: 2,638
alizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By Allalizio Is Beloved By All
Quote:
Originally Posted by khoveraki View Post
Just to clarify this part, Franklin said Silva's clinch was scary strong, Franklin never really had a chance to wrestle him.


Franklin's awesome game plan of not training to escape the Thai Clinch no doubt hurt his ability to get out of it. Other fights have pulled out of his clinch with little trouble before, certainly due more to training than due to strength.

Franklin didnt train it the 1st time cuz he is so much bigger then Anderson and thought for sure he would have the strength advantage. Rich is a really big and strong MW aswell, that's saying something. The second time around Rich knew exactly what was coming and really couldnt stop it that time either. Anderson is strong for a LHW imo nevermind a MW.

I just think alot of ppl are underestimating how truely hard it is to put on a bunch of muscle and be exactly the same fighter and also be as strong or stronger then guys naturally much bigger then you. Alves is a decent example but i also think his extreme cut hurts other aspects whereas Anderson has the body frame where it doesnt seem to make much difference.

Again, JMO
alizio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #175 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 260
paulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enoughpaulfromtulsa will become famous soon enough
what if bj penn was the size of brock lesnar
paulfromtulsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:08 PM   #176 (permalink)
WEC For Life
 
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 17,997
Blog Entries: 13
HitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the system
GSP and Franklin are different fighters. I think GSP would fair much better than Franklin did.
__________________


"Don't be shocked that people die. Be surprised you're still alive."
HitOrGetHit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #177 (permalink)
<= MODERATOR=>
 
Xerxes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,224
Xerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By All
A MW/LHW GSP would beat AS imo. WW GSP, not so sure..
Xerxes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 09:11 PM   #178 (permalink)
WEC For Life
 
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 17,997
Blog Entries: 13
HitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the systemHitOrGetHit has cheated the system
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerxes View Post
A MW/LHW GSP would beat AS imo. WW GSP, not so sure..
I think that if GSP made MW the right way and he maintained his athletic wrestling, he would have a great shot at beating Silva.
__________________


"Don't be shocked that people die. Be surprised you're still alive."
HitOrGetHit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 09:29 PM   #179 (permalink)
<= MODERATOR=>
 
Xerxes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,224
Xerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By AllXerxes Is Beloved By All
He'd have a shot but I dont know about a great shot. He'd still be a 5'10 tall with a 76" reach 'MW' who couldn't keep AS on the outside with his jabs and outstrike him to set up his TDs.

Now a 6'1 tall with a 79/80" reach GSP would be another story imo.
Xerxes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 09:37 PM   #180 (permalink)
ROCKET FISTS
 
khoveraki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,743
khoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerxes View Post
He'd have a shot but I dont know about a great shot. He'd still be a 5'10 tall with a 76" reach 'MW' who couldn't keep AS on the outside with his jabs and outstrike him to set up his TDs.

Now a 6'1 tall with a 79/80" reach GSP would be another story imo.
Silva is only a few inches taller with like a 1" reach advantage. GSP is MUCH, much thicker to make up for it.
__________________
WAR CIGANO



sig credit to Limba

lobster train.
khoveraki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios