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Old 03-05-2011, 10:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you look at it business-wise as well - if you have 2 megastars, why kill one of them by making them fight a relatively irrelevant fight?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Seems no one listens to Georges.
... or Silva for that matter.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree that it would be a lot more interesting to see Silva move up to LHW than for GSP to move up to middleweight.

Size-wize, it makes a lot more sense.
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If you look at it business-wise as well - if you have 2 megastars, why kill one of them by making them fight a relatively irrelevant fight?
Cuz technically only one that would lose if they lost is AS. GSP can move back down to WW and no harm done. On the other hand... AS would be screwed if he lost. Well not screwed BUT he wouldnt be the p4p best.
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Cuz technically only one that would lose if they lost is AS. GSP can move back down to WW and no harm done. On the other hand... AS would be screwed if he lost. Well not screwed BUT he wouldnt be the p4p best.
GSP would still lose immense credibility and enigma if he should lose.
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GSP would still lose immense credibility and enigma if he should lose.
would he though?

What does he really lose by being bested by a man naturally far larger than him (a guy at that considered to be the greatest p3p mma to date)

Maybe it would depend on the nature of the loss, but anything better than a hard KO and doubt GSP would lose any credibility.

In fact, perform well and even in defeat his stock cos rise (people would respect him for stepping up and giving a good account of himself)

I still would rather see Silva fight in the LHW division rather than this match.
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There are so many great potential match ups for Silva at LHW, I don't understand why all the hype surrounds a potential match up with GSP when he could be pitted against the top stars in the LHW division.

I'd love to see him fight any of the following.. Rampage, Rashad, Shogun, Machida or Jones. He has already proved himself up at that weight by beating Griffin with ease and I wouldn't doubt his ability to beat any of those listed.
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.
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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.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I agree with the majority of the thread in that if GSP and Anderson are both excited and motivated to either bulk up a bit or drop down a bit it shouldn't happen.

I also think the fight should be a catch-weight at 177.5 or something. Not fair to make Anderson drop to 170 nor is it fair to make GSP go all the way up to 185.

The height and reach difference in this fight would be enormous. GSP is a good 4-5 inches shorter lol.
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