Originally Posted by Alex_DeLarge_V2
Or maybe because he's 36, already proven his worth outside of his natural weight class, and the fact that GSP would have a very easy time bulking up for 185. It astounds me people are ignoring the fact that the guy trains at Jacksons, and people think there is no one capable there of bulking up GSP into a sizable 185er, which they would. Oh...and Anderson already said he'd go to 170. In fact, you can even tell the guy was working his way there with his weight in the Leites fight, I think it was that fight. What has GSP done? He's too big for lightweight, too small for middleweight. As much as I dislike BJ Penn, GSP gets pampered by his fans more than any other fighter in the history of MMA.
Reach advantage..wah wah. Size advantage, wah wah. I'm pretty sure Anderson was against all of those advantages you just mentioned against Forrest. If GSP is as good of a fighter and smart of a fighter as many say he is, then there's nothing to worry about?
Just excuses. GSP fans are losing sleep over this idea and will go to the grave with these never ending array of excuses.
Typical Bias fan response. For a start im not a fan of either and i have issues with both. So to begin with you say
Anderson has "proven his worth outside his natural weight" well i disagree , beating Forrest who may weigh more but has the same reach as is 1 inch taller isnt giving away to much i may add and given that he was KO'ed the fight earlier and KO'ed a few fights earlier by Keith Jardine suggests that he was a great fight for Anderson. His first fight was Irvin who was cut and has lost 4 of his last 6 with 1 draw and 1 win great opponent
. When people say GSP could Bulk up to 185 it makes me laugh every time , how do you know he could ? are you his trainer are you his nutritionist ? no so you're again assuming. Anderson is a big MW and GSP is WW but GSP at MW is smaller guy.
Answer me honestly do you really think Anderson would actually make the cut to 170 ? because i dont and even if he did and he lost i know the excuses would come out i.e he was weight drained or GSP is a ***** he should have moved up so like i said catch weight or GTFO.
If Edgar was good as he says he is he should move up in and weight and have no problem , thats your logic see how stupid it is.
To sum up you like Silva more so you will defend him to the hilt but your bias blinds you from the truth that is one way or another one guys gets a disadvantage if one moves up or down and i dont like that with so much on the line.
But if it helps you sleep at night keep thinking the way you do.