Originally Posted by CtGreat
Soo..when GSP had no legit challengers and the pressure from the fans was highest, he insisted that he didn't want to fight Silva. Yet now that he has a handful of challengers trying to get at his belt, and the fans aren't anywhere near as thirsty for this super fight; you think that GSP couldn't handle the pressure and gave in? Does that make sense to you.
Idk about you, but I'm inclined to nelieve that GSP is a very mature intelligent individual who wouldn't let emotion influence a career decision.
Lastly, how would this hurt GSPs career/make him toast? He is one of the most popular fighters in MMA and he would be an underdog. I don't think it would hurt his stock at all.
I doubt GSP is letting Dana White tease and goad him into the fight. What both GSP and Anderson see is $$$. GSP still has a few years left in his career but this fight alone could support him for a decade with the PPV cuts.
With the massive marketing campaign known as UFC on Fox 5, I think we will see HUGE PPV numbers for this eventual card. The stars are in the process of aligning for this fight. I can only hope that Condit does not spoil the potential magnitude of the announcement. We could have ourselves a massive Superbowl card this year. Add Overeem to that same card.... AND GODDAMN... Sorry, I'm dreaming a little bit here.
Silva is not scared of Weidman, he is simply waiting for a better career opportunity. If and when GSP beats Condit, the card that has this fight has the potential to be a top 5 PPV seller.
I refuse to be cynical of this fight because it will be great publicity for MMA.