Originally Posted by vilify
Yes but why do GSP fans act like that fight never happened? It doesn't matter if it was a fluke or not, he fought Serra in 07 and lost by KO.
Andy's last legitimate loss was in 04. He got DQ'd in 06 but has demolished everyone since then. His worst performances are on par with a typical GSP fight. In other words:
Andy vs Leites = GSP vs Shields
But GSP gets praised for going out their putting on these crappy fights while Silva gets pooped on
Its seems to me that Silva is so damn good at what he does that occasionally when he performs like GSP he gets criticized.
Thales Leites, seriously?
5 Fight Win Streak as opposed to Shields 15 fight win streak over tough competition and champion in two different weight classes/fight leagues?
Also, GSP fought through 3 rounds with a scratched eye that filled up with blood giving him absolutely zero visibility. Which means his depth perception was gone which is why he was getting hit with punches he would normally not get hit with. And which is also why he didn't put on more of a stand up clinic with Shields, he couldn't see what the hell he was doing.
I guarantee if he could see for those 3 rounds, he would've A: Finished Shields, B: Made Shields face would look like hamburger like GSP's recent opponents both of which would've accompanied GSP coming out without a scratch like usual. He's very lucky a doctor didn't look at his eye or they would've stopped it. Which goes to show just how much this guy dominates his tough competition. He does it with 1 freaking eye, guys with 9, 12, 15 even 16 fight win streaks all have lost when they run into him and he does it decisively.
GSP's strength of schedule has been way tougher than Silva's and he wins fights.. Finishes or not, he beats tougher competition hands down.