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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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GSP and Franklin are different fighters. I think GSP would fair much better than Franklin did.


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A MW/LHW GSP would beat AS imo. WW GSP, not so sure..
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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.


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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.
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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.

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