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Old 03-10-2011, 05:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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He also eats two big macs before he weighs in or some shit. Insane. He was the only fighter on UFC All Access that I know of that pretty much ate all fattening food haha.

But to what I was saying, there is no need to make it at catchweight when GSP could easily bulk up for 185.
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He also eats two big macs before he weighs in or some shit. Insane. He was the only fighter on UFC All Access that I know of that pretty much ate all fattening food haha.

But to what I was saying, there is no need to make it at catchweight when GSP could easily bulk up for 185.
It'd be tough to bulk up to cut to 185. This is the difference between Andreson Silva, Randy Couture, BJ Penn - as if getting asked about it over and over again for a good 18 months, the thought of fighting Anderson never entered his mind.

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Anderson has done it twice in the UFC and as far as I know his only fights at 205, the second time against a former LHW champion. He's not accustomed to it. You really think the great folks at Jackson's don't have anyone to prepare GSP to get up to 185 with the right amount of preperation time? These guys are supposed to be brilliant and GSP is a genetic freak.

And actually, with that mindset, it always makes me to believe that it's GSP fans that fear GSP against Anderson, rather than GSP fearing Anderson. There is no excuse for GSP not being able to have a formattable build at 185.

Just look at Anderson. At 185, I've seen barely anyone in the 185D that looks smaller then the guy. Rich Franklin, Nate Marquardt, Thales Leites, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson, Travis Lutter, etc, all bigger middleweights than Anderson. But at 205, he fills in pretty well. He wasn't as big as Forrest, but he was close enough. It's a science and trust me, GSP is quite capable of making it work.

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Anderson has done it twice in the UFC and as far as I know his only fights at 205, the second time against a former LHW champion. He's not accustomed to it. You really think the great folks at Jackson's don't have anyone to prepare GSP to get up to 185 with the right amount of preperation time? These guys are supposed to be brilliant and GSP is a genetic freak.

And actually, with that mindset, it always makes me to believe that it's GSP fans that fear GSP against Anderson, rather than GSP fearing Anderson. There is no excuse for GSP not being able to have a formattable build at 185.

Just look at Anderson. At 185, I've seen barely anyone in the 185D that looks smaller then the guy. Rich Franklin, Nate Marquardt, Thales Leites, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson, Travis Lutter, etc, all bigger middleweights than Anderson. But at 205, he fills in pretty well. He wasn't as big as Forrest, but he was close enough. It's a science and trust me, GSP is quite capable of making it work.
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It's a complete re-orientation of my career. People are saying crazy stuff, 'oh, he just has to gain 30 pounds and take the fight and fight him in three months.' I can't get 30 pounds in three months. It would take a lot more than that. If I want to go up in weight class," said St. Pierre

If I move to 185, I need to talk to my sponsors, my trainers. It's a complete change of life
I love how he explains the situation from his point of view...and "The Keyboard Warriors Legion" appears out of the deepest-darkest corners of the Universe, riding big black stallions, bringing a message: "NONSESNE He can do it, he just doesn't want to!!! na na naaa.... (they take a moment and they cry...)".

Sure: St. Pierre doesn't know his own body, how it operates, how it functions when it gets bigger/heavier, how 30 extra lbs would affect his cardio/endurance, his speed and stuff like that. Who is he to know all of this?!

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40 lbs?

Hmmm I doubt it's that much. So Silva walks around at 230-240??

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The heaviest GSP has ever been was about 195.
So there's that difference for you.

If this fight were to happen, i don't think it will be sooner than November-December this year.
But at the moment i am leaning towards the idea that it won't happen at least this year.
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He should go on the Anderson Silva diet, that'd get his weight up. He could use some baby fat.


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Anderson wants the fight because he is giving no advantages away.

GSP is going out of his own weight class, giving size and reach advantage aswell as fighting heavy than before.

Nothing is GSP favour for this fight, Catchweight or GTFO.
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Thanks for posting that Limba. I love the guys on here, who speculate, but claim to "know" how much Anderson weighs.
230 - 190 = looks like 40 to me.
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Anderson wants the fight because he is giving no advantages away.

GSP is going out of his own weight class, giving size and reach advantage aswell as fighting heavy than before.

Nothing is GSP favour for this fight, Catchweight or GTFO.
Andy has mentioned dropping to 170 to fight him.

That would shut everyone up if he did that. Grease would still duck him then though.
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But, who does he fight when he beats Jake Shields? There aren't many people left in his weight class for him to beat. And nobody wants to see a bunch of rematches as well. GSP is in a bad spot IMO and he needs to really, really consider and think about his future plans.
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