Originally Posted by Lesnar_FTW
For me the Condit fight only plays a factor in it. Condit is a very good fighter and GSP did well against him especially considering the long layoff and injury. To me the main thing is that Anderson is much larger than GSP, Anderson is a dangerous striker that can end it at any moment, while GSP would likely have to hold Anderson down for a decision for 5 rounds, which I'm not sure if he'd even be able to do. This gives plenty of time for Anderson to land one shot that would end it.
If GSP were the same size as Anderson I feel like GSP would win, but when GSP walks around at 190-195 and Anderson walks around at 220-230 and his frame in general is bigger I think Anderson would smash him. I don't think it's a foregone conclusion as I'd give GSP a chance as he's a great fighter but I'd put my money on Silva.
As for the comment with only maybe less than 5% being able to land the kick that Condit did, well I'd put Anderson in that category and he'd be able to pull out a lot more different types of strikes than Condit could ever dream to do. If at any point Anderson were to land a shot that floored GSP, the fight would be over once Anderson moved in for the kill. Plus I think Anderson's takedown defense has greatly improved after training for his fight against Sonnen.
Condit has proven to be just as agile as Anderson. Not to mention when have you ever seen Anderson come forward with combinations and then finish them off with a high kick? That just isn't his style, do you really see GSP leaving himself wide open like that while Anderson is attacking? I do agree that he has improved TDD, but that is against the cage. GSP has the wrestling to get anyone down, let alone Anderson.