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Old 02-25-2011, 02:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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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.
Have you ever watched the fight? It's like one of the longest to secure TKOs i can remember, Serra drops GSP chases him around drops him again, chases him around a bit more drops him again then spends about a 20 seconds trying to finish him from full mount and GSP still isn't out when it is called off!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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GSP will not be able to handle Silva, so he shouldn't fight him. Ummmm, shouldn't Silva's coach welcome big fights that his guy can win? Sounds like that camp is scared of a lighter fighter moving up and possibly dethroning the spider.

I'm betting on GSP, but honestly it can go either way. Silva has shown signs of being human as of late, but is still one of the most talented strikers on earth. GSP (since getting TKO'd) has not, he's almost the perfect fighter. Honestly unless there's another young guy waiting to make a mark in the sport ala Jon Jones, this is quite possibly the biggest super fight we will ever experience in the foreseeable future.
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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.
Perfectly fair. I certainly give the odds to Silva if they wer ever to fight. He simply has more talent and is the bigger fighter. To me its a fight of 'the natural' vs 'the athlete'. Silva has the timing, reflexes and instincts, GSP has the raw physique, discipline, and game-planning.

We've seen that when pushed Silva unleashes his 'true self'. He might have a level that GSP can't keep up with. We've seen that GSP is like a machine, since his Serra loss he has calculated all his fights so as not to lose a single round. He may even be able to neutralize Silva's unpredictability.
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I think it's important to note that the Serra punch caught GSP behind the ear and would knock any humans equilibrium off. I firmly believe he does not have a weak chin as he has not been knocked unconscious even once that I know of. His chin has to be rated avg, at worst.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The biggest threats are still Vitor Belfort, Demian Maia (any high level BJJ grappler), and JBJ.

GSP is NOT his biggest threat, but it will be the biggest superfight in the present day MMA. GSP has two ways to win. Leglock submission or grinding his way to a five round war. The former is the best probability. He will take damage even in the top position as Silva has one of THE most active guards. Silva got dominated by Chael who was on PED and of course on injured ribs and Chael is a 205er.

I truly think Silva's coach is looking out for GSP's best interest but at the same time it may be goading him.

GSP loses 9/10 without Greg Jackson camp. With them at 100% full strength he will still lose 7/10. That's pretty high still. GSP will be in the fight of HIS LIFE. Every second he spends in there will be in essence a prey trying to find his way out of the spider web.

GSP makes his opponent pay by implementing precision strategies; clinching vs BJ, jab vs Kos, GNP vs bow legged Serra, etc. It's a long term as it takes him the duration of the entire fight to win; three to five rounds.

Anderson Silva also implements strategy, but makes you pay when you make the slightest mistake. In chess we call it forced play albeit with gambits or traps. That's advanced chess/fighting when you make the opponent make a mistake because the pressure you exert.

- James Irvin (catches his first leg kick and KOs em...seriously who does that?)
- Griffin (that's probably one of the most brilliant displays ever.)
- Chael Sonnen (we all know the story)
- Vitor Belfort (both knew that common combos would not work. Anderson utilized FOUR different kicks in that fight. The fourth one cuts him down like a sniper. He utilized his range to keep away from Vitor's hands.)

This fight has to happen though. Two P4P champs at the height of their career. GSP can still move on as there's no shame. But I'm not ruling him out. But I will bet on Anderson Silva to not only win, but put on another dazzling display. He only saves it for the best.

PS: I equate GSP as a very honourable soldier going to battle knowing he may not make it out. He will give it his all though...

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Anderson is too big. He would catch GSP at the start of one of the rounds with his reach.

GSP go night night.
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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.
good points!
I think people in general are under estimating GSP's chin. He took a good shot to the back of the ear, thats what set his balance off. Serra hits hard, and a shot to the ear is enough to take anyone out!
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good points!
I think people in general are under estimating GSP's chin. He took a good shot to the back of the ear, thats what set his balance off. Serra hits hard, and a shot to the ear is enough to take anyone out!
thats true...but AS can rock anybody man..he has legit underrated power, he rocked hendo! the first and only man to stop vitor in the 1st round, james irvin one punch KO...the first one to stop leben

AS has the ability to KO pretty much any fighter on this planet
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:22 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Silva has no weakness, you guys base his weakness on a fight which has a dark cloud over it. We really don't know what happen in the sonnen fight. No one can explain why sonnen was able to hit silva and stun him, while silva was able to avoid shots from vitor. Chael took silva down but silva looked relax on the ground and was not looking like he wanted to get up. If silva wants to he can make his weakness into a strength.

Gsp can win this fight but silva has 25 mins to put gsp out. GSp does not have the ko power for silva. GSP last two fights have been kinda iffy on the ground so i don't see him keeping silva on the ground for 25 mins.
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