yes he may walk around out of shape at 230, what does that matter?? Im talking on fight night, what will the weight advantage be if GSP properly (does GSP ever not train or prepare properly???) gains weight and hits up 185.
What will the weight advantage be on fight night?? 10 pounds??? 15 pounds???
man, once GSP puts Anderson on his back (he will) that weight advantage will be negated. Lets make it happen and im backing GSP.
GSP is always hesitant about things, he is a fearful guy. The fear will motivate him to train and gain weight properly and come with the best gameplan possible. It would be a fun fight.
GSP is known to TD guys like Evans and Marquart in training all the time. Think he cant take down Anderson??? Think again!!
There is more to fighting weight than just what you weigh on the night.
Its about natural strength and power.
Two fighters could each weigh 170 for example but one may be weight drained and weak at that weight while the other at his peak in terms of power and strength.
I think if you look at silva come a given fight night he is hardly shredded, he cuts effectively but has a massive frame, I seriously doubt he is 'out of shape' at 230 its just his natural weight and he shifts a lot.
I think this weght difference is just an indication that Silva is by far the bigger stronger man naturally, and I don't think he loses this when he cuts where as I also doubt GSP would struggle to gain effective mass i.e. the mass would not benefit his performance proportionately.
I think come fight night even if both fighters weighed a simlar amount Silva would still be the much bigger and stronger guy and I would give GSP little chance of winning (only if he could still effectively use his wrestling over 5 rounds somehow)
I am personally much more interested in seeing Silva step up in weight class and fight the likes of Shogun, Rampage, Machida, Evans and Jones. I think each of those fights would excite me more than seeing GSP/Silva...but that's just my perspective.