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Old 11-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #2339
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Default Re: MMA Discussion/News thread

Ok, I'm sorry, but there's so much wrong here. Lemme break it down part by part.

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GSP has been winning all of his recent fights by decision (three years five fights).
Decision or not, he's clearly dominated all of his opponents.

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The second he gets somebody on his level he's not going to last.
No one at welterweight is at his level unfortunately.

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He's like Sonnen, except a lot weaker, with no finishing power you aren't going to keep winning against other great talent.
This is wrong on so many levels. Chael's ground & pound is weak, GSP's isn't.

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He's been a lot stronger than his opponents and unlike other guys, who are eager to prove they are great, GSP knows his limitation and never goes up in weight where he knows he looses that advantage.
It's not his problem he's stronger than his opponents.

There's no need for him to move up in weight class when there's guys he can still fight in his own weight class.

If he has an advantage in a division he's dominating in, then it'd be dumb for him to leave the division he's got an advantage in.

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Silva is like GSP in that he's bigger and stronger than guys in his weight division.
No, they're the same size of the fighters in their division. They're dominant fighters who've dominated all of their opponents and that's why they look bigger than their opponents.

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Silva beat a great wrestler in Dan Henderson - who beat the heavyweight legend Fedor.
This has nothing to do with your original argument.

But to add to this, Hendo's a legend too and Fedor was on a losing streak already and past his prime which was in his PRIDE days.

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GSP doesn't have the same chin as Silva.
Silva got dropped by Chael Sonenn who probably has the softest strikes in MMA.

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GSP has also been surprised by strikes as well.
Silva was surprised from strikes from Chael Sonnen.

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GSP's lack of finishing power also sets him up to hit by a strike, as going 5 rounds with Silva is rare.
GSP has some of the best wrestling MMA, something which Silva has struggled in the past against like against Hendo where he lost the first round before Hendo got goofy and got himself in a dangerous position where Silva then proceeded to rear naked choke him.

Although I will say that Silva has improved his wrestling and TDD as proven in the second Chael fight where Chael struggled to take him down.

I'm not saying GSP would beat Silva, but it's possible and people who don't think it is are either blind Silva fans or are really overlooking GSP and could be in for a surprise if the fight was ever put together as it's expected to.
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