i agree, i think you guys are missing the point, IMO what the OP meant is that he needs his sonnen as in he needs a fighter to BRING IT and put him in a war and not just stand still and get beat on
the WW fighters are suffering from the same thing the MW weight fighters suffer from, and thats fear and too much respect, they respect way too much anderson and GSP, so much that they are already mentally beat before they step in the cage, once they do get in the cage they fight 100% different than how they usually fight, they forget what got them there in the 1st place and just stand in awe of these champs, it seems like their gameplan change from becoming the new champ to going the distance with the champ...as if its some sort of accomplishment
seriously...what the hell did kos, fitch and shields do? nothing...they just got beat on and accepted the beating, all 3 could have worked more for a TD, they tried a couple of times and gave up...what? would sonnen give up after 2-3 failed attempts at a TD?
hell no, sonnen would work the whole damn 25 mins for a TD, eating shot after shot to get that TD, thats what GSP needs, to be put in a damn fight, a fighter that doesnt respect him or fear him and just does what he usually does
no fighter at WW has really brought the fight to GSP and tried to scrap with him, they all just lay back and abandon in gameplan, this is the ONLY reason i actually think the diaz fight is interesting, i dont give diaz much of a chance, and i though shields would actually make it a fight and try for TDs the whole damn 25 mins of the fight...boy was i wrong
but diaz...damn...i really think diaz would bring it, he isnt all talk like kos and shields, everytime he has fought diaz just went all out, he doesnt give a crap about what others think or say, he just goes out there and pissess other fighters off, and after that amazing fight against daley i actually give him a much better chance in the stand up
i still think GSP would destroy diaz, but at least diaz has a punchers chance since he actually does go balls out, it would be interesting to see diaz boxing against GSPs, at least he would pressure GSP, something that no fighter has been doing...i wonder if GSP even remembers what its like to fight at a pace that he doesnt dictate
and i wonder just wth is wrong with all other WWs...condit is another guy who might pressure him...