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...
Last edited by No_Mercy; 02-25-2011 at 01:47 PM.