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Old 01-11-2011, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question The Superfight: Georges St. Pierre Vs. Anderson Silva - So many questions remain. !?

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The fight all UFC fans have been waiting for: Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre. Will this super fight ever occur? Until it does, the question will always linger as to who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. In my opinion this fight will not happen due to the business matters of such a fight and its impact to the revenue and stardom of the UFC.

Dana White has said “I don’t like guys talking about fighting each other at different weights until they’ve done what those two have done [Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva], and they both have done it. It’s hard to say no. It’s hard for me to say this fight doesn’t make sense.” So why hasn’t White set up this fight? It only seems logical to have them fight each other. Georges St. Pierre completely dominated Josh Koscheck and Anderson Silva has run through almost all the middleweights and even some light heavyweight fighters. After Silva fights Vitor Belfort and GSP fights Jake Shields, it seems that almost all competition in each of their weight classes will essentially be gone.
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So do you guys think it will happen?

It's hard to say really.. but so many people are feeling frustrated.

And if it did happen, do you think it'd be good or bad for the UFC in the longrun monetarily?

Also curious to hear who you all think would win. I would take Silva for the size advantage, even if it was fought at a catch weight.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We know GSP isn't gonna stand and trade with Anderson. So the only question is if he can get him down and hold him down long enough to win. And I say he can't.
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We know GSP isn't gonna stand and trade with Anderson. So the only question is if he can get him down and hold him down long enough to win. And I say he can't.
Sonnen surprised Silva, I can see GSP doing it too.

And GSP has the best ring control in the UFC, not to mention his AWESOME jab.

So I'm not sure about that. Both aspects, ground and stand up, are almost evenly matched, yet diversified styles.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I see GSP winning this on the ground, Silva won't sub him and GSP is fast enough to get out of range from Silva's punches. This will be a very interesting fight when it does happen, seeing two incredibly gifted fighters try to duke it out in a chess match.
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Sonnen surprised Silva, I can see GSP doing it too.

And GSP has the best ring control in the UFC, not to mention his AWESOME jab.

So I'm not sure about that. Both aspects, ground and stand up, are almost evenly matched, yet diversified styles.
It's pushing it to say that GSP's striking is even around the level of Anderson's. GSP is the best at using his striking to set up openings for takedowns, but outside of that, GSP's striking, in itself, is not on the same tier as Anderson's, so it's not even close to be evenly matched. GSP's wrestling is better obviously, but the jury is still out on who is the better fighter.

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I see GSP winning this on the ground, Silva won't sub him and GSP is fast enough to get out of range from Silva's punches. This will be a very interesting fight when it does happen, seeing two incredibly gifted fighters try to duke it out in a chess match.
Exactly how do you see GSP winning on the ground? A roided up Sonnen with vicious GnP couldn't finish Silva on the ground, so I'm guessing you mean by decision... The chances of GSP finishing Silva are slim when looking at both of their histories.

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Exactly how do you see GSP winning on the ground? A roided up Sonnen with vicious GnP couldn't finish Silva on the ground, so I'm guessing you mean by decision...
I don't believe I said he would finish Silva, I said he would win on the ground. GSP has better submission defense than Sonnen by a long mile.

Try reading more clearly and not just responding because you want to start a discussion and make your point heard.
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I don't believe I said he would finish Silva, I said he would win on the ground. GSP has better submission defense than Sonnen by a long mile.

Try reading more clearly and not just responding because you want to start a discussion and make your point heard.
So in other words, you mean he would win by decision through getting Silva on the ground. I read very clearly, and you are the one who were ambiguous saying that GSP would win on the ground, which could very well imply winning through GnP or submission. Also a fighter could win one phase of the fight (ground or standup), but that wouldn't necessarily mean that he won the fight in a decision.
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Once in a decade-like opportunity for people that watch for the love of the sport. It would be sad if it doesn't happen this year. If Silva and GSP beat Belfort and Shields, Okami can get put on hold.. Fitch V Penn can definitely get put on hold, and they should make this fight happen.
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It wont happen, Vitor will flash KO Silva and the fight will lose alot of it's shine because of it. Then we'll end up seeing GSP vs. Fitch II followed by GSP vs. Condit after Carlos puts Lytle to sleep and beats Penn (who ends up fighting him after losing to fitch) by decision.
That is GSP's next 3 (+ the one that is already booked against Shields) fights at WW, while Silva likely ends up having 2 rematches, Nate and Sonnen(who gets unsuspended just on time), after losing his belt to Vitor.

Now lets see how close my prediction actually goes.
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So in other words, you mean he would win by decision through getting Silva on the ground. I read very clearly, and you are the one who were ambiguous saying that GSP would win on the ground, which could very well imply winning through GnP or submission. Also a fighter could win one phase of the fight (ground or standup), but that wouldn't necessarily mean that he won the fight in a decision.
Do you have nothing better to do than to pick arguments on the internet? By saying a fighter will win on the ground, that means that he will be able to take his opponent down and keep him down, regardless if its a stoppage or not.

Its like saying whoever faces Lesnar will have to win on the feet, does that mean that I am saying they will KO Lesnar everytime? No. I am saying that they have to keep it standing and win on their feet. Stop reading too much into things and stop trying to pick arguments.
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