Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
I have a hard time telling if you're being sarcastic
But I think his logic is perfectly reasonable. Not only are there concerns about his continued durability, but if he loses badly it could impact his sponsorships. A loss may very well reduce his lifetime earnings and I think what he's doing is smart.
Was not sarcasm, it was sincerity.
Be it true or not, that would be my mindset were I GSP in this situation. Taking on a larger fighter who just so happens to be the most technically skilled strikers in the game is indeed a risk. GSP will make sure the reward measures up to the risk, if it doesn't then we won't see the fight come to fruition.
Most of what we will be hearing during the negotiations will be bullshit, so I take what I see with a grain of salt and instead deal with the hypotheticals.