Originally Posted by SonOfZion
whats not to understand?? the two most dominant fighters in the UFC (and prob UFC history) are a mere 1 weight class apart.
I dont understand so many ppl not wanting to see this fight. The two best fighters in completely different styles, the best grappler in MMA vs the best striker in MMA.
The size advantage isnt a huge deal come fight night. If GSP bulks properly he has a good chance to win this fight with his style.
Also who says he cant just pull a BJ Penn if he loses and head back down to WW and keep defending his title.
I sincerely dont understand ppl that dont want to see this fight. Im guessing its the same ppl delaying Pacquiao vs Mayweather, i mean who wants to see the best 2 fighters in the world go at it while they are both are the top of their games??
Anderson used to fight at 170 btw. Stop with this size talk, he is a lanky MOFO not some huge muscular mofo.
It's not that I don't want to see the fight, if the match up were made I would like any mma fan be pumped to see it.
My personal opinion is that the size difference is huge, I know they currently fight only one weight class apart but I don't think that reflects the actual difference between them.
To me I look at GSP and he (even when cut down for fights) looks big(ish) for his frame, I don't see much potential for extra bulk (that would result in increased performance)
Where as Anderson looks big even up at LHW and could easily pack mass on to his wirey frame to compete at HEavyweight.
I said in my post before this that GSP would not have much to lose in terms of his prestige.
It is just my personal opinion that this is something of a mismatch and I would be more interested in seeing Silva fight the best at LHW (as I would see them as more competitive match ups)....this is my reason for not being overly on this fight.