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Old 12-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ESPN MMA Live - Rashad and Kenny's opinion of GSP-Silva

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Rashad Evans says, after training with GSP, he thinks all GSP has to do is show up in shape and he would beat Anderson Silva.

Kenny Florian agrees and says he could beat Anderson today.

Rashad says that fighting at your natural weight and not cutting weight can be an advantage against someone who does.

Are these guys delusional? Or are their opinions more relevant than armchair MMA fans?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think i'm one of the few people who doesn't give a **** about silva/gsp.

It's just a name match up rather then a stylistic match up like shogun/silva would be.
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rashad Evans says, after training with GSP, he thinks all GSP has to do is show up in shape and he would beat Anderson Silva.

Kenny Florian agrees and says he could beat Anderson today.

Rashad says that fighting at your natural weight and not cutting weight can be an advantage against someone who does.

Are these guys delusional? Or are their opinions more relevant than armchair MMA fans?
As training partners of GSP, Rashad in particular, they are biased but I wouldn't say delusional. In fact I agree with them. If GSP can put anyone, div 1 wrestlers included, at welterweight on their back then he sure as hell can put Anderson on his back. GSP's grappling is good enough to avoid a sub and he has solid top control. Anderson is not a brute wrestler type who can stuff takedowns and get up when he's down - like a Koscheck.

My money would be on GSP - the more versatile fighter with the erfect game to beat Anderson.

We all saw that clip of GSP and Rashad in practice on one of the previous countdown shows, and GSP was holding his own with the wrestling - that's how freakishly good he is. He can and would put Anderson down over and over again. The only time he's faced a wrestler with a shot like GSP is Sonnen and look what happened there.

GSP all the way, he is the best fighter of all time.
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I agree with them. GSP at his current weight would beat every middle weight, most of the LHW's, and even some HW's.
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I think i'm one of the few people who doesn't give a **** about silva/gsp.

It's just a name match up rather then a stylistic match up like shogun/silva would be.
I still think it would be a huge fight that I'd get up for, just because of the two involved. But I'm in total agreeance as far as the stylistic matchup, Shogun/Machida/Rampage fighting AS is much more intriguing to me.
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I think i'm one of the few people who doesn't give a **** about silva/gsp.

It's just a name match up rather then a stylistic match up like shogun/silva would be.
But you would like to see a rematch with Sonnen right
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I agree with them. GSP at his current weight would beat every middle weight, most of the LHW's, and even some HW's.
GTFO. god some people are delusional
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GTFO. god some people are delirious.
He is right!

GSP would probably win the belt at MW, be top 5 at LHW and win against TOP HW's like Struve for example with ease

no denying in that!
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We all saw that clip of GSP and Rashad in practice on one of the previous countdown shows, and GSP was holding his own with the wrestling - that's how freakishly good he is. He can and would put Anderson down over and over again. The only time he's faced a wrestler with a shot like GSP is Sonnen and look what happened there.

GSP all the way, he is the best fighter of all time.
Remember though, Silva had injured ribs, which makes it hard to stuff takedowns. I don't doubt GSP could take Silva down and keep him there, but I hate how people keep referencing the Sonnen fight as an example of Silva's takedown defence, despite the fact that Silva's bad ribs during the fight has been well publicized.
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Remember though, Silva had injured ribs, which makes it hard to stuff takedowns. I don't doubt GSP could take Silva down and keep him there, but I hate how people keep referencing the Sonnen fight as an example of Silva's takedown defence, despite the fact that Silva's bad ribs during the fight has been well publicized.
That is more of an excuse then anything schiops.

Silva just does not have TDD.. especially when he fights a World Class Wrestler.

Injured rips or not.. It's a horrible matchup for him, both are!
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