GSP vs Silva in their primes would've resembled Sonnen vs Silva I, except no Hail Mary finish

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  1. Tapping Machine

    Tapping Machine Banned Banned

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    I think this is a pretty predictable result if we're being objective

    The intrigue around this fight was always a little overhyped because I don't think it would've been that competitive imo. Inb4 "GSP was scared" arguments. The fight never happened because GSP didn't want to wreck his body going up and down in weight like Roy Jones Jr did, he is a calculated individual. Anderson nowadays can make Welterweight to fight Conor but didn't want to drop weight to fight GSP? Nonsense....

    GSP is a better wrestler with more cardio than Chael, and FAR FAR better on the ground and on the feet with infinitely higher fight IQ than Chael.

    Anderson was good off his back but GSP's submission defense and top control is far too good to be triangled by a tired Anderson in the later rounds.

    GSP might also outstrike Silva or drop him on the feet due to the immense takedown threat he would pose (Khabib vs Conor but GSP is a way better striker than Khabib)

    Not saying it'd be easy for GSP, as he might take a few good shots from Anderson...but in the end GSP would 50-45 Anderson and make everyone wonder why they were so hyped for this.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Irrelevant now.

    Anderoidz forever has a * next to his name, for being a 2 x busted PED cheat, while GSP goes down as the GOAT.

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    That's why GSP avoided it like the plague... GSP is not Chael. He doesn't and never has used relentless pressure wrestling like Chael. He likes to strike and throw feints then shoot in after mixing it up. He would get wrecked playing that game with Anderson.
     
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    GSP is not Chael you're right about that

    GSP rag dolls Chael in a basement in LA
     
  5. Tapping Machine

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    Lol ain't this the truth.
    Lol, GSP has wrecked far better wrestlers than Anderson. How would he "get wrecked" shooting in on Anderson?

    Anderson's double leg defense was always average at best, his single defense was great but GSP was far more of a reactive takedown artist than a single leg threat. Prime Alves weighed 200+lbs in the cage with better TDD than Anderson and still got mollywhooped from bell to bell, and even got dropped on the feet
     
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    Anderson is a steroid junkie, now I know why Gsp don't want to fight.
     
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    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    You can bring in all the hypotheticals you want. GSP refused to go up to fight Anderson his entire career. Then went up and fought Bisping. It's like trying to say Anderson would beat Bones.
     
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  9. Tapping Machine

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    Bisping has better TDD than Anderson and better cardio, and boxed Anderson the fuck up when they fought.

    That wasn't an easy fight for GSP, as the fight itself showed.

    Read my OP and do your research on Roy Jones' career, GSP even mentioned this himself in an interview. Gaining mass and then losing it rapidly + cutting weight absolutely fucks your hormones and ability to retain your athletic advantages at your former weight class.
     
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    Lol didn’t wanna wreck his body to fight Silva. But seemed perfectly okay wrecking it to fight bisping.... then came time to defend against Whittaker and he has stomach cancer. Gtfo
     
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    Fantasy hypothetical talk. GSP avoided fighting Anderson. Nothing else to say.
     
  12. Tapping Machine

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    What you just said is an opinion, not a fact. Fantasy hypothetical talk indeed....

    Anderson also lost the only chance he had of this fight happening when Dana put a stop to it after his shitshow against Maia in Abu Dhabi
     
  13. wilKO

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    It is a fact.
     
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    Tapping Machine Banned Banned

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    You don't know what a fact is.

    Stop embarrassing yourself.
     
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    GSP should stylistically absolutely rape Anderson like 8/10 times, but with that size advantage I think 2/10 Anderson manages to rock GSP with something.....
     
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    Yes and developed colitis in the process.

    He didnt go up to face Bisping, he went up to win another belt. Had AS been the champion then GSP wouldve fought him, instead he fought the guy that just beat AS and KO'd Rockhold
     
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    You can use all the excuses you want too, Silva avoided fighting at a weight he's fought at before like the plague, or bare with me, the unnatural mass added by peds made it hard to recut to 170.
    Went from tapping to losing record LWs to dominating people.

    Fun fact: one of the drugs Silva popped for long term side effects is calicum deficiency. That's why it wasn't shocking when a single leg check snapped that leg in two, when you put the circumstances together.

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    Delusional.

    Silva stuffed Chris Weidman takedowns, Dan Henderson takedowns, what makes you think tiny little Georges St. Pierre would be able to hold that beast down?

    Name one fighter that Georges held down with a guard as good as Anderson. Name one fighter that Georges fought that was the striker the level of Anderson.

    You cannot name them because they don't exist.
     
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    I’m pretty sure Anderson has better kicks than Carlos Condit, yet Condit managed to almost KO GSP.
     
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    Dont be naïve. He cherry picked bisping. If Luke had beat bisping Gsp doesn't fight for the MW title
     

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