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dan the man 67
04-12-2010, 07:57 PM
I've already created a poll for them fighting at 185lbs a while back. Now that there's talk of Silva coming down to 170lbs, who wins it? Did your vote change because the weight would be in GSP's normal world? Does it make a difference?

MMA, Esq.
04-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Definitely no secret here - I think GSP takes this one. I think he takes Silva down and controls the entire fight. Will he finish Silva? I doubt it, but I think he takes it.

pantomime horse
04-13-2010, 03:41 AM
Not sure why Silva wants to fight at 170, but if he wants the fight that bad I think he takes GSP out. As annoying as his victory over Maia was, Anderson is just too slick and powerful for GSP. Still, I want to see it.

TheDoucheyWun
04-14-2010, 09:44 AM
GSP via DEC takedown clinic that fight'll be

steve_44
04-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Silva has to much reach on him, and knows how to keep his distance. Sure gsp will get him down maybe a couple times but silva's got a crazy guard! And grappling skills!
Silva will eventually get the ko because gsp will be 2 predictable and apart from that silva is on another level to anybody else.

dan the man 67
04-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Silva has to much reach on him, and knows how to keep his distance. Sure gsp will get him down maybe a couple times but silva's got a crazy guard! And grappling skills!
Silva will eventually get the ko because gsp will be 2 predictable and apart from that silva is on another level to anybody else.

"Crazy guard"? Is it any "crazier" than BJ Penn's? I think not. Silva is a master at keeping distance, and much of that is due to how long his reach is. At the same time, GSP is the master at takedowns, so when he does get him down, he'll GnP him to a win, just like he's done to other fighters with "crazy guards".

rivethead
04-16-2010, 04:41 PM
Not to mention that Anderson has less than two inches of reach on Georges...which should be a graphic illustration of the size advantages GSP employs at WW.

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The Sensational One
04-16-2010, 05:01 PM
I honestly have no clue, i have wonder'd and moved back and forth between them as to who would win. I don't think GSP ever faced someone like Anderson, but the same can be said that Anderson never faced someone like GSP. I voted GSP, i think in cutting to 170 will make Silva a little weak and GSP will take advantage of it, i also think that no matter where this fight is at it will be competitive. GSP has, recently for some reason, underrated stand up, and ofcourse a great ground control game and submissions. Anderson's stand up needs no introduction but has underrated ground game. So on the feet it would be competitive, on the ground it would be competitive and i really hope this fight happens much more sooner rather than later.

steve_44
04-18-2010, 08:27 AM
"Crazy guard"? Is it any "crazier" than BJ Penn's? I think not. Silva is a master at keeping distance, and much of that is due to how long his reach is. At the same time, GSP is the master at takedowns, so when he does get him down, he'll GnP him to a win, just like he's done to other fighters with "crazy guards".

gsp is alot bigger than bj not the case with anderson, nuf said. Watch travis lutter fight! and Anderson has realy long legs that bj dosent.
GnP to a win like he did 2 dan hardy? who has 0 ground game

dan the man 67
04-18-2010, 05:30 PM
gsp is alot bigger than bj not the case with anderson, nuf said. Watch travis lutter fight! and Anderson has realy long legs that bj dosent.
GnP to a win like he did 2 dan hardy? who has 0 ground game

Once the guard is passed, the long legs will just flutter around as he gets his lights turned out. Then maybe we'll see a bit of twitching out of them.

In the guard: BJ's insane flexibility = Silva's long legs

Lesnar_FTW
04-19-2010, 08:47 AM
I think GSP would win. GSP seems to be able to take down anybody he wants at any point. He had no problem against BJ Penn who has great TDD. Then he went against Alves who is bigger than him and he had no problem taking him down for five rounds and was still able to do it even after he pulled his groin during the match.

Dr. MMA
04-19-2010, 09:06 AM
Silva has to much reach on him, and knows how to keep his distance. Sure gsp will get him down maybe a couple times but silva's got a crazy guard! And grappling skills!
Silva will eventually get the ko because gsp will be 2 predictable and apart from that silva is on another level to anybody else.


Not to mention that Anderson has less than two inches of reach on Georges...which should be a graphic illustration of the size advantages GSP employs at WW.

Yea a lot of people don't realize that GSP has a pretty long reach. Put it this way, GSP has 76" reach whereas Anderson has 77.5". Even compared him to guys much bigger, he still holds up pretty well even against LHWs and HWs: Forrest has 77", Wanderlei has 74", Franklin has 76", Hendo has 74", CroCop has 73", Dos Santos has 77", Gonzaga has 76", Couture has 75" Shogun has 76", Machida has 74", Thiago Silva has 74", Velasquez has 77".

I could go on (and I think I pretty much did) but you get my point!

(Just for kicks, Sean Sherk has 67" :))

AmmsAcad
04-20-2010, 01:38 AM
Probably the boggest question on anyone's mind... GSP def goes for the taekdown, but Silva might dominate with stand-up. Damn, it would be so interesting! There's no way Dana White is going to pass up an opp to make $$. It'll happen somehow.

steve_44
04-20-2010, 01:57 PM
anybody seen Silva's guard passed in the ufc? out of the very few times he ended up on his back.
Also i may have used the wrong word when i said reach. Silva's length would be to much for gsp. His reach with legs and arms, and how well he keeps distance.
And those people who think gsp would win, beside 1 round with Hendo has anyone ever lookd like they had a chance with Silva? Nobody has ever come close to even being a challenge. GSP was beat by hughes and serra and imo bj in the first fight. And people are doubting Silva who never in his whole career has been dominated by anybody.

KamikazePongtha
04-21-2010, 04:04 AM
GSP by TKO-Nipple Tweaking: Silva will pass out thinking he's hallucinating due to the weight cut.