Originally Posted by steve_44
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.
Originally Posted by rivethead
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"