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Old 02-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Of course he has a weakness, its his TDD. Silva was able to sub wrestlers who have sub par or horrible BJJ, GSP is not one of those cases. GSPs jaw is fine, he got rocked once and a fighter was able to take advantage of it. Silva got rocked against Sonnen who is not known for his power, if Sonnen posses any type of good striking game, he would have jumped on Silva like no other but he was too hesitant.
Having poor TDD means nothing when all the fighters that have got you down there have been submitted. Those are the facts. Speculating as to what GSP might do is all very well, but I would argue that GSP has never been on top of anybody as large and skilled as Silva. Plus, when considering GSP's jaw, nobody has connected flush on GSP since the Serra fight. None of us actually know the fibre of GSP's chin.

My main point is that there are plenty of question marks regards GSP's potential weaknesses. You make it sound like hes superman without any apparent flaws. Considering how few people have punched him in the face, doesn't that at least raise a question regards GSP's durability to punches?
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It also gives credence to the fact that he doesn't get hit in the face alot.

To say, 'well Anderson Silva is different', you also have to admit that GSP is different when it comes to takedowns and NOT getting submitted.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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lol its funny how ppl simply think GSP has a black belt in BJJ...that means he cant get subbed...ever! i mean..he beat bj on the ground, no other fighter on the planet can sub him! he has a black belt!

another fun fact for folks, every wrestler AS faced, he rocked them at some point standing, AS has 25 mins to land a good strike and rock GSP....think about that...and think about the last time GSP got rocked and what happened
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It also gives credence to the fact that he doesn't get hit in the face alot.

To say, 'well Anderson Silva is different', you also have to admit that GSP is different when it comes to takedowns and NOT getting submitted.
Assuming you are talking to me, I was answering specifically to this:

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Of course he has a weakness, its his TDD. Silva was able to sub wrestlers who have sub par or horrible BJJ, GSP is not one of those cases. GSPs jaw is fine, he got rocked once and a fighter was able to take advantage of it. Silva got rocked against Sonnen who is not known for his power, if Sonnen posses any type of good striking game, he would have jumped on Silva like no other but he was too hesitant.
Which was implying that Silva has shown weaknesses whereas GSP hasnt. The reality is, there are plenty of question marks regards GSP. Enough to warrant a debate at least.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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GSP will grease again bore fest he was a exciting fighter but as of late his in ability to finish fighters that clearly shouldnt have been in there with him is questionable , SILVA is the GOAT until GSP puts on a clinic in finishes i dont see them fighting as GSP will try to wrestle this to a points game which frankly im sure even GSP fans are tired of seeing. Penn Silva were the ufcs biggest finishers yet the weakest cards due to UFCs lackluster effort to put more caliber fighters on the cards with them shame chumps like brock make million with ease and these real mma fighters take home peanuts uhh dana white
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Maybe not in a RECENT fight, but look at this: The biggest upset for GSP was a good, strong punch from Matt Serra. GSP showed that he can be knocked clean out with a single good, hard punch. And the single most dangerous man in that regard is Anderson Silva. Silva has the capability to put GSP into la-la-land in a single second.

On the other hand, Silva has shown via Hendo and Sonnen that his weakness is being held down by a strong wrestler and beaten up. And the single most dangerous man in the divisions for that is... GSP. He has the capability to take Silva down and beat him mercilessly for five rounds.

Overall, the ONLY person who might beat Silva is GSP. And the ONLY person who might beat GSP is Silva. They're each the other's Kryptonite, and so each of them should rightly be cautious - or even scared.

I think you need to rewatch the serra gsp fight. it wasnt a single punch and he wasnt knocked clean out. it was more like 35 punches and no ko but a tko

and we saw happened when gsp took serra and every other opponent since then super seriously....complete domination
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Silva will have a hard time catching up with GSP in the octagon but he can still win and I make my chances of Silva winning by UD.
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GSP's reach: 76"
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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
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