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GSP has better resume
Silva was the more dominant champion.
Both deserve their place in p4p GOAT discussion.
I don't know who wins the match. GSP is the much more well rounder MMArtist. Silva is much larger and the greater finisher.
To the original poster. Comparing 2 fights from 2 different decades is stupid. Both lost to UFC champions in your argument.
Silva lost 4 other times. 3 to midtier guys and 1 by using an illegal move.
GSP lost To 2 ufc CHAMPIONS.
GSP has the better wins. Condit, Diaz, Shields, Koscheck(x2), Alves, Fitch, PENN(x2),Hughes(x2), Serra, Sherk, Trigg. GSP also vindicated himself with brutal finishes of his 2 losses.
Silva has better wins then given credit for but doesn't have the resume of GSP.
Franklin (x2),Okami, Henderson, Marquardt, Murray, Newton, Sakurai, Griffin, Sonnen(X2), Maia, Vitor.
While GSP has really only faced one stretch in his UFC run- Hardy. Silva faced Lutter, Cote, Irvin, Bonnar, Leites on his.
welterweight is the stronger division
Sakurai, Henderson, Silva are the only 2 guys in his 165-185 lbs range GSP hasn't faced in his era that could cause him trouble
Silva has been able to avoid a lot of guys in his 185-205 range that could give him trouble
-Rashad, Shogun, Machida, Chuck, Wanderlei, Rampage,Jones
Fight matrix has all time rankings per weight class
GSP has wins over #2,3,3(LW),4,5,6,7,8,9,11,16,18,22. He's fighting #12 next and is 14-2 against the top 25
Silva has wins over #2,3,4,6,7,10(LHW),12,14(WW),15(LHW- Vitor who I believe is an obmission for MW)
11-2- against the top 25
Silva has yet to reclaim a loss outside of Okami which was a DQ.
Next fights make a huge difference. GSP beats Hendricks and Silva loses to Weidman again, GSP is the better p4p
FWIW, I thought Silva was the better p4p and still is the current p4p greatest
Last edited by iowamma2012; 08-10-2013 at 12:27 PM.