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  • 08-23-2012, 08:21 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Ahhhh yes I keep forgetting Silva would probably respond just like Rashad...
    No, he'd probably tuck his tail between his legs and promptly retire...

  • 08-23-2012, 07:02 AM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    You're right, cuz Jones would NEEEEVEER fight a "friend"...
    Ahhhh yes I keep forgetting Silva would probably respond just like Rashad...
  • 08-23-2012, 06:00 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Ahhh yes the guy that doesn't want to fight him either.... gotcha. Yea let me know how that works out bro... cool story.
    You're right, cuz Jones would NEEEEVEER fight a "friend"...

  • 08-23-2012, 03:43 AM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    By opting to take the more challenging superfight against the guy a weightclass above him perhaps?
    Ahhh yes the guy that doesn't want to fight him either.... gotcha. Yea let me know how that works out bro... cool story.

  • 08-22-2012, 10:17 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    By opting to take the more challenging superfight against the guy a weightclass above him perhaps?
  • 08-22-2012, 09:51 PM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    P4P is already subjective in nature anyways. I would be content on Silva being one of the best if not the best fighter in the UFC and what better way to do so than to beat the guy that people often had as a runner up to GOAT.
    By opting to take the more challenging superfight against the guy a weightclass above him perhaps?
  • 08-22-2012, 08:20 PM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by RearNakedStroke View Post
    Fighting a champ at a lighter weight class would do absolutely nothing to help his standing in the P4P category.

    If its his last fight he should fight GSP. It would be all about the spectacle and not about the next worthy opponent, which is obviously Weidman.
    P4P is already subjective in nature anyways. I would be content on Silva being one of the best if not the best fighter in the UFC and what better way to do so than to beat the guy that people often had as a runner up to GOAT.
  • 08-20-2012, 03:54 PM
    TBEAR
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    ...but you should be prepared to answer a follow-up question:

    Do you want to see that fight because it's a spectacle, or because you feel the opponent poses the most legitimate threat to Anderson?

    rh
    Chris is a true threat to Anderson. I am a Anderson fan and think he can take all three, but Chris' combo of GnP power, BB level BJJ and wrestling is Anderson's worst nightmare right now.

    GSP is too small for Anderson IMO and Nick cant do anything to Anderson IMO.
    GSP has a shot but Nick gets put to sleep by Anderson.

    So I want to see Chris W get the fight....




    ...or give the fight to Bisping so I can see Anderon knock him the fuck out
  • 08-20-2012, 03:54 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by rampage9712 View Post
    I certainly think GSP is capable of doing it, but how beneficial would it be for him. IMO he clearly already has a good strength advantage on Anderson. He would need to focus a lot more on setting up his takedowns and his top control, not really his strength. Sure it would only help... But it would be far more important against other MW's like Sonnen or Weidman.
    Oddly, I don't think you're giving Anderson enough credit here. Anderson is deceptively strong. Franklin said he was shocked at how strong Silva was, and several other fighters echo'd the concerns...and that was even before he put on the bulk to fight at LHW--some of which he still retains now.

    I don't see any way to tell for sure other than getting them side-by-side in a strongman comp, but I wouldn't say that Georges has a strength advantage.

    rh
  • 08-20-2012, 03:39 PM
    grambino
    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Yup. I actually did a little search and found Silva allegedly weighs anywhere from 220-240 naturally, and GSP allegedly weighs around the 195 mark.
    This is the reason Fedor was considered to have greater P4P significance than Silva. They both walk around at roughly the same weight, but Silva fights 2 weight classes below. Silva and GSP are rarely the smaller fighter, they employ size as a tactical advantage. I wish there were same day weigh ins.

    I don't believe GSP could beat Wiedman. I also don't believe GSP is a superfight for Silva anymore than I believe Silva is a superfight for Jones. First fight or last fight, the only guy that has earned the right for this fight is Wiedman. Maybe he's too new to garner huge ppv numbers, but that won't be a problem in the rematch when Silva tries to get the belt back. This will just be phase 1.
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