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Old 02-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #41
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GSP is not just a fighter anymore as opposed to a brand. Regardless of what you think of him as a fighter you can't argue that he is a very intelligent person. He is making a calculated decision to protect his personal brand but not taking difficult fights where he would be at a disadvantage, at least not without a big payday.

This is a smart decision, but when you compare this line of thinking to guys like BJ who will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. (Machida at LHW, seriously?) It becomes easy to see why people hate the guy so much, considering his profession is fighting, not banking.
One thing I will point out, is he is one of the top 2 most popular fighters.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #42
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GSP doesn't have to do any of that. BJ wanted to defend BOTH belts, and Dana was pumped about it:
- PENN TO DEFEND BOTH TITLES IF HE BEATS ST. PIERRE | MMAWeekly.com

Anderson cannot do that, as Uncle Dana made a special rule for the Spider after the Maia fight.

GSP has choices. He has made these choices for whatever personal reasons, but he COULD do it differently.
You don't quite get my point. When BJ went in there to fight bigger guys for the WW title, he carried his LW belt with him. If he lost, he still had something to fall back on. Even if he lost, he was still a world champion of an amazing division. If he won, he would have had two belts. Both ways look good.

Now what happens with Georges if he moves up and losses? The guy losses EVERYTHING in that case scenario. He's no longer a champion, bye bye win streak, no discussion about P4P #1 spot. Everything's gone.

And Anderson brought it to himself. Lets not try to make it sound like he was a poor innocent victim of sick manipulations by his evil boss.

He could do it differantly, but he prefers not to. Once again, he does it smart. He doesn't want to play with his cardio etc. I think it's pretty damn obvious he deserves some more time than AS and BJ did to move up since the circumstances are a lot harder and a lot riskier.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #43
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I already agree with about 95% of what u said

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #44
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As soon as I read that I realised you were full of shit.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #45
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I don't ignore jack shit. St. Pierre said he's staying up at MW because it's unhealthy to screw around with big cuts and that tells me that he know's more about this than Sherdog.

He is the pro cage fighter and it's HIS choice. When he starts catering to the whims of High School kids and follows the career paths they set for him, he ceases to be a professional and a Champion.
Wow bro. The UFC has got a great grip on your brain.

LMFAO. you actually believe what GSP has to say?

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #46
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Because Anderson & BJ are fighters, GSP is an athlete.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:19 PM   #47
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Different mentalities. BJ and Anderson are fighters; GSP is an athlete.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:19 PM   #48
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because he still remember how its like to lose..


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SO THEN WHY?????????????????/
Anderson Silva did NOT move up in weight to fight anyone near P4P discussion. When BJ moved up to fight a top ten P4P(eg: GSP).....BJ got wrecked. People are asking GSP to move up in weight to fight possibly the best middleweight fighter ever. Anderson was not asked to move up in weight to fight the best LHW ever

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What does size and strength have to do with outlanding his opponents 1067-367 in his last 30 rounds? And before you go and tell us that the vast majority of those were ground strikes, do your homework.
Lace up some gloves and train before you talk about things like this.

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