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    There was been a lot of discussion lately about GSP fighting Diaz over Diaz and what level of ducking this is view as. I am curious what the consensus among people on the forum is.

    Edit: I tried submitting a poll but the website screwed up. I wanted my options to be:

    1) GSP full out ducked Hendricks to fight Diaz. GSP has lost a lot of credibility in my eyes.

    2) GSP should have fought Hendricks but I am ok with him fighting Diaz. GSP lost some credibility but not too much

    3) GSP has never asked for a fight in his career so I am not bothered at all by him asking for the Diaz fight. He has lost very little credibility.

    4) I view Diaz as the better opponent for GSP and don't see GSP as losing any credibility.

    Hopefully someone with forum powers greater than my own can fix this for me. Thx.
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    5) Diaz may not have been the better option but GSP loses no credibility. He never ask for fights, this is one he wanted. Diaz resume and skill set made it to where it was not a gimmie fight. Its not like Diaz was unranked, it was a fight we wanted to see who cares if he was the #1 contender or not, rankings are subjective. As long as it is someone who is generally agreed upon to be top 10 if no top 5 im happy.

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    Daiz was a fight many wanted to see and stylistically had a better shot at beating him than his rankings suggested. GSP looked somewhat bad for skipping Hendricks, but he's always acted proper so no long term damage, but skip him again and most talk would be all over him for it.

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    That headkick Condit landed knocked some sense into him.
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    3.5) GSP has never asked for a fight in his career so I am not bothered at all by him asking for the Diaz fight. He has lost zero credibility.

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    Really I hold the UFC more at fault for Diaz getting the fight over Hendricks. GSP made his choice based on financial gain and personal animosity which I don't think really should be to much of a fault or a loss of credibility on his end.

    The UFC is is supposed to be the one that is impartial and dictating that the deserving contenders get title shots. I'm a bit surprised really that Dana/Zuffa are not getting flak for this like they are in the Sonnen/Jones case. The situations aren't much different really.

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    I myself lean to the 3 or 3.5 ranking myself. Plus, GSP had been fed a few wrestlers lately so a BJJ guy was a good change of pace before he beats another wrestler.
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    1) If you're the champion and you choose to fight anyone other than the #1 contender, you're ducking the #1 contender.

    I like GSP and all, but making Hendricks wait, and giving Diaz (who is in my mind, an easy opponent for GSP) a title shot is absolutely ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Really I hold the UFC more at fault for Diaz getting the fight over Hendricks. GSP made his choice based on financial gain and personal animosity which I don't think really should be to much of a fault or a loss of credibility on his end.

    The UFC is is supposed to be the one that is impartial and dictating that the deserving contenders get title shots. I'm a bit surprised really that Dana/Zuffa are not getting flak for this like they are in the Sonnen/Jones case. The situations aren't much different really.
    As I finished reading the original post this is pretty much exactly what I was going to post, right down to the Jones/Sonnen example. I really hope espn and all the other major sports media start to blast the UFC more about their title shots. I imagine it will start to happen more as the promotion for 159 gets into full gear.
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    To answer the question I would say GSP lost no credibility. The answer I think lies on Hendricks mostly. Hendricks became the number one contender only after Kampmann, that shit decision over Kos in no way made him an undisputed number one contender. The situation here is that Hendricks had to fight one extra fight to get his shot, not 2 like people like to think, not the end of the world.

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