Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
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.