GSP's reach: 76"
Anderson's reach: 77"
GSP is a freak of nature and he's going to steamroll Silva. Maybe in a 20 round fight Silva would sub GSP eventually but if this isn't for a title and it's three rounds, GSP wins for sure. If it's for the MW belt, and it's five years, I think GSP will tire Silva much more than Sonnen did.
I'm not even that much of a GSP fan.
Does anyone else here think Fitch would probably do pretty well against Silva?
i REALLY doubt that silvas arm is just 1 inch longer than GSPs, MMA measures reach just like boxing, using the shoulders, but GSP has some wide shoulders so its not that weird for him to have a 76 reach
but AS just has really long arms with small shoulders, i bet if they measured just the arms the difference would be bigger, i could be wrong, but AS and GSPs arms do not look like they have almost the same size
and in MMA fighters dont use a boxing stance, so having wide shoulders sometimes accounts to nothing in terms of helping your reach since you cant have the same stance as a boxer
not only that but AS is the most accurate striker in the history of the game, and has crazy reflexes, every wrestler he faced he rocked them at some point standing, you think he wont be able to rock GSP in 5 rounds??
im not saying AS would easily take this...and i would never bet on this fight because when its the elite of the elite facing off no1 should be putting money down...BUT i do think AS has the advantage in this fight