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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 06:13 PM
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If you're talking about marketability then there's no question that GSP is more marketable and thus, a bigger draw then both B.J. and Anderson. If you need proof of his superior marketability then look no further than his recent endorsement deals with companies such as Gatorade and Under Armor. So in my mind there's no question that the UFC has more to lose with a GSP loss in another weight class then a Penn or Silva loss.
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If you're talking about marketability then there's no question that GSP is more marketable and thus, a bigger draw then both B.J. and Anderson. If you need proof of his superior marketability then look no further than his recent endorsement deals with companies such as Gatorade and Under Armor. So in my mind there's no question that the UFC has more to lose with a GSP loss in another weight class then a Penn or Silva loss.
being white,blonde,blue eyed and a generic spokesperson did give him a good headstart.And his style of fighting since serra solidified it..Why else do you think the coward is petrified about taking risks

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being white,blonde,blue eyed and a generic spokesperson did give him a good headstart.And his style of fighting since serra solidified it..Why else do you think the coward is petrified about taking risks
Every time a fighters gets into the cage they take a risk. Pretty impressive that you can call a professional champion a coward on an Internet forum.

That being said I do agree his fighting evolution has been more towards safety and consistency. But that is what you expect out of a reigning and defending champion.
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Dana White needs to just suck it up that the fighters might lose and bump them up to the next weight category.

Penn didn't lose all that many fans with his loss to GSP(and the ones he did lose were because of his post fight antics not the fight itself).

What is losing fans is GSP and Silva staying in their division and making a mockery of their opponents. It is boring people, they want to see challenging fights.
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being white,blonde,blue eyed and a generic spokesperson did give him a good headstart.And his style of fighting since serra solidified it..Why else do you think the coward is petrified about taking risks
Not a big GSP fan I presume? Personally, I don't know that the reason GSP's not fighting Anderson Silva is because he's a coward (apparently you do).

I do however think that the size advantage Anderson would have would be significant. In the past, it's been reported that Anderson walks around at about 220. While it might actually be a little less than that, it's ceratinly not the 192 Rogan mentioned during the PPV. 192 is about what GSP walks around at. So when you're talking about a potential size difference of up to 30 pounds, that's something that has to be considered.

I think recent history has taught us that the great big fighter beats the great small fighter 9 out of 10 times, hence GSP's reluctance to fight A. Silva. Now if A. Silva's going to drop down to 170 then GSP's obviously game because if he's even able to get that low, that kind of cut has to hurt A. Silva's chances.
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