It's too bad about their size differfence, because IMO it takes away from the meaning of the fight, to a degree, and it will only muddle arguments as to who is "better" (depending on outcome, ofc). GSP would be a pretty small MW; Silva's arguably a fairly natural fit @ LHW. So if Silva wins, it really doesn't prove a whole lot - but the debates sure would get heated! On the other hand, if GSP wins, Silva has everything to lose. (I put the odds at 60-40 in favour of AS; personal opinion)
It's for the above reasons I have a love-hate relationship with fighters extending themselves to higher weight classes. I wanna see this superfight! But I don't like how it potentially muddies the waters so much (P4P-wise). I'm actually OK with GSP staying at WW. (altho I'd soon grow tired of the "he's ducking!" comments)
[Edit] You know, I suppose if it went to a 5 round split decision, no matter who won, we could say they are equals. I could live with that. :-)
Last edited by Woodenhead : 01-23-2011 at 07:32 PM.