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Any fighter with decent striking that gsp cannot take down will beat him.
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Palhares, i believe he is over built at MW anyway, serious just look at his back, does he really need that much muscle?

to put this into perspective

Palhares = 5 foot 8 ins
GSP = 5 foot 10 ins
Kos = 5 foot 10 ins
Fitch = 6 foot 1 ins
Penn = 5 foot 9 ins

Seriously most guys his size would be at LW, Dam Palhares is just a ape fighting well over the normality limits for a guy his size, everyone he has ever faced in the UFC has been over 6 foot, Nate been his smallest opponent who is exactly 6 foot.


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GSP is light years ahead of Bisping in every departement including Striking. My god are you joking?
Statistically GSP lands 14% more strikes, has a lower % landed on him and has faced far better competition without the likes of Chris Leben padding his numbers. Bisping is a decent striker but to say he is better than GSP is absurd and completely baseless.
GSPs striking is much more effective then most because of his wrestling. i'm not saying bisping is better then him but GSP has an advantage over most because of it.

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I don't think there are too many candidates. Sonnen and Bisping are too big to drop down. Okami doesn't have the skill set of GSP. Maybe Maia could submit him? I'm sure GSP would chose where the fight is fought though.
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Bisping could never make 170 imo, he looks like a skinned rabbit when he makes 185. Paul Harris could make 170 easily and id still think he would be a powerhouse, He would certainly have the big risk factor for GSP with his explosive grappling but i think GSP would jab his way to UD as always.

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Bisping could never make 170 imo, he looks like a skinned rabbit when he makes 185. Paul Harris could make 170 easily and id still think he would be a powerhouse, He would certainly have the big risk factor for GSP with his explosive grappling but i think GSP would jab his way to UD as always.
Bisping is 6ft 2ins, same as Silva.

The Smaller MW's tend to be around 5ft 11 - 6ft 0, 6ft 2 is the high end of the scale, bare in mind Bisping was once a LHW, no chance does he make a healthy 170lb.

There is a very good chance Palhares could be the smallest MW fighting in the UFC division, just quickly looking and 5ft 8ins at MW is going to take some beating there are a few 5ft 11 in there and thats the next closest I have been able to quickly find.


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None of them stand a chance. Palhares has decent take downs, but let's not over exaggerate them. His take downs are not remotely good enough to take GSP down.

GSP has proved time and time again that he has the best MMA wrestling in the game. Palhares wouldn't be able to take him down and would get picked apart on the feet.
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None of them stand a chance. Palhares has decent take downs, but let's not over exaggerate them. His take downs are not remotely good enough to take GSP down.

GSP has proved time and time again that he has the best MMA wrestling in the game. Palhares wouldn't be able to take him down and would get picked apart on the feet.
See thing about under estimating Palhares is that he is one Crazy fcuker who would be willing to keep move forward and risk taking a hard shot and possibility getting KTFO to at least try for the TD.

See what I thought Shields needed to do in his pathetic attempt, at least come the championship rounds when it was obvious that for as long as it was standing he was just going to get outpointed all night long, was take bigger risks, hence move in and take him down whatever the cost, hence running straight threw that jap and big overhead right and just hoping it misses or does at least not connect right and if it does land hope that your chin can take it and you are still conscious.

That would be my strategy for guys like Palhares/Shields anyway once all else was failing fcuk it, don't back off risk having to take his best shot and just don't stop going forward for the TD till ether you have his legs to work the TD or you are out cold.


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Palhares, i believe he is over built at MW anyway, serious just look at his back, does he really need that much muscle?

to put this into perspective

Palhares = 5 foot 8 ins
GSP = 5 foot 10 ins
Kos = 5 foot 10 ins
Fitch = 6 foot 1 ins
Penn = 5 foot 9 ins

Seriously most guys his size would be at LW, Dam Palhares is just a ape fighting well over the normality limits for a guy his size, everyone he has ever faced in the UFC has been over 6 foot, Nate been his smallest opponent who is exactly 6 foot.
Update: Jake Shields happens to be 6ft 0


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Any fighter with decent striking that gsp cannot take down will beat him.
There is no one who can make WW that can do this at the moment.
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