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View Poll Results: The biggest mege-est UFC fight possible?
Silva vs GSP 51 45.54%
Silva vs Shogun 54 48.21%
Some other fight. eg. Cain vs JDS 7 6.25%
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post #21 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Liddellianenko View Post

The only people picking Shogun are GSP haters.
You know what they say about ASSumptions...

I'm no GSP hater. I'm not a huge fan, but I have a huge amount of respect and appreciation for what he does and how good he is. That being said, his style isn't one that I think makes for a "super fight" with Silva. On name-sake, sure, but, stylistically, the fight is only somewhat intriguing to me; it just doesn't really get me going.

I picked Silva/Shogun because, stylistically, I think it's a much more interesting fight. These two men are absolute masters at what they do, and it just so happens that what they do and how they fight makes for (in my mind) an incredibly tasty fight.

As for your comment about Shogun being unproven, lol. Are you well versed on the career of Shogun, and how good/dominant he has been in the past, and looks poised to be once again, pending he comes back healthy? If you were, I'd find it difficult to believe you'd label him "unproven". His injuries are the only thing in his way; everybody knows how good a healthy Shogun is.
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EASILY GSP vs Silva How can you not want to see number 1 and 2 P4P go at it? There's so many ways in which the fight could go and it would kill off 1 set of fanboys in the process

GSP would take it IMO, he's twice the wrestler that Sonnen is and would grind out a UD
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post #23 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 12:24 PM
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Silva vs Shogun for me.

But the fight i really really, really want to see is Cain vs Alistair Overeem. Fight of the decade right there.

I know Alistair at this point is still kind of unproven, but in a few months time, after he demolishes everyone in the SF GP, it will make much more sense.
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post #24 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 12:44 PM
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Silva vs Shogun all day. Man I'd love to see that fight. Would like to see Georges take on Anderson too, but if given the choice, it'd be Silva vs Shogun every time.

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I agree with a lot of the other posts, I don't understand how Shogun-Silva can even compare to Silva-GSP. Shogun is a great fighter, but his resume simply pales in comparison to GSP.

If someone is a big fan of Shoguns, and they would rather see that fight stylistically, then thats fine, but in terms of a 'Clash of the Titans' kind of fight, overall impact on MMA fight, Silva-GSP is light years ahead of Silva-Shogun.
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I'm still not getting it...

GSP is smaller than Silva. How can that ever make a super-fight? Tell me one other big matchup EVER where the one dude was as considerably smaller than his opponent. Thats why this match-up will never excite a large chunk of the MMA community. eg. The attractive ones with more brains.
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Ranking wise etc. it's definitely GSP-Silva. Both have been pretty unstoppable as of late and dominated in their weight class. But for the fight itself, GSP's matchup doesn't come close to Silva-Shogun.

The hype is around GSP-Andy though, since both have arguably cleared out their division, been dominant while doing so and what's left to fight each other?

Shogun has so much to do in his division, no sense to even think about this fight tbh.

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Originally Posted by Liddellianenko View Post
How does Shogun who has yet to defend his belt, and who got tooled by a guy that Anderson humiliated, compare to GSP who has shown to be an equally dominant champion and unbeatable in recent years?

Add to that the fact that Shogun is basically a slower and less versatile version of Anderson, and stylistically it just makes no sense. GSP at least has the tools to really threaten Anderson.

The only people picking Shogun are GSP haters. There's no way a fresh unproved champion counts as a "superfight" for Anderson, he's dispatched many other short lived champs quite easily.
Not that I disagree with you on the whole, but anyone who thinks Shogun was at 100% for his fight with Forrest must have not seen any of his fights before or after that.

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Silva vs GSP, Silva vs Shogun isn't going to have anywhere near the draw after Rashad gets his belt back.
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That'll be a cold day in hell.

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