Why is GSP ducking his own division?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ohayou gozaimasu, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Ruthless_swag

    Ruthless_swag Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2,092
    Likes Received:
    1,118
    because he is afraid to get ko'd by the best welterweight of all time aka woodley.
     
    ohayou gozaimasu likes this.
  2. Morning Star

    Morning Star Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    8,023
    Location:
    The Real OC
    Cause he knows his bitch ass will get KTFO unless he Cherry picks his opponent. GOAT Cherry picker.
     
    Epicmount and Headkicktoleg like this.
  3. AnotherOldGuy

    AnotherOldGuy Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,492
    Likes Received:
    1,635
    Because he doesn't think its his own division anymore?

    Why did so many great fighters (including SRR, SRL, Anderson Silva, Mayweather, Pacquiao) change weight divisions? Answer those and you'll know why GSP is playing around with other weight divisions.

    Beyond that, its pretty common for athletes, even stars, to play around with where and what they play. Babe Ruth started out as a very successful pitcher before becoming an outfielder. Jordan quit basketball for baseball for a year. Its mainly fans who think players should never try anything new. And then if they don't try anything new, ironically, other fans complain that they're scared to change.

    So here's the situation for GSP:

    1) Some fans say he's scared if he doesn't fight at 170.
    2) Other fans say he's scared if he fights at 170.

    No matter what he does he'll be called a coward by people who've never had the guts to try to fight in the UFC, so I suspect he doesn't give fan reaction much thought.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
  4. TriangleMonkey

    TriangleMonkey Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    4,686
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Location:
    The MMA capital of the world, the Midwest
  5. fortheo

    fortheo Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    22,706
    Likes Received:
    24,305
    GSP is the lineal WW and MW champion. Silva should be on a 6 fight losing streak. you really want to see them fight now?
     
    90 50, EXOICHO and aerius like this.
  6. Perrichet

    Perrichet Tinpot Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    21,315
    Likes Received:
    6,865
    Location:
    London
    I’m sure he’s shook of Woodley, Colby and Till
     
  7. Krazybee129

    Krazybee129 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    614
    Cuz he is a Canadian Billy goat and he earned his right to pick and choose the fight just like dc. Fuk the haters.
     
  8. Krazybee129

    Krazybee129 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    614
    Can he still be ur step dad once he mount ur mom... I kid.. I kid
     
  9. Thanat0s24

    Thanat0s24 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    711
    He's hardly ducking anything. He has proven himself time and time and time again. He's older now, and is trying to secure himself financially. which for an arm chair critic such as yourself, you'll never understand
     
    EXOICHO likes this.
  10. Flokk

    Flokk Faux Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    11,683
    Likes Received:
    16,395
    Because Tyron Woodley knocks him out and GSP is well aware of that.

    Better to fight one eyed guys and manlets.
     
  11. WinZip

    WinZip Trial Version Expired

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    14,679
    Likes Received:
    18,732
    Because after 9 title defenses and years at the top of the P4P lists, you're not ducking anything regardless of what internet haters say
     
  12. L0ki

    L0ki Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    10,242
    Likes Received:
    3,570
    Location:
    Asgard
    When you're GOAT and 37 years old, it's a good idea to make smart moves at that point.

    He's not 25, incredibly hungry, and with a big need to prove anything.

    You're talking like he should be really active and looking for the hardest fights.

    He's closing his career out. GSP isn't in the thick of it.
     
    Beerking, Odysseus, Swing and 2 others like this.
  13. GSP fought twice a year specifically so he could hold the belt for as long a possible. Everything he does is calculated. He only takes good matchups now.
     
  14. ANIM4L

    ANIM4L Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2018
    Messages:
    3,103
    Likes Received:
    4,528
    Because TWood has the belt
     
    Epicmount likes this.
  15. GSP_37

    GSP_37 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    24,391
    Likes Received:
    8,078
    Location:
    Hawaii
    He defended the belt against the best UFC had to offer. He's only got a few more fights left and doesn't need to chase a belt, unless it's one he never had before. He's one of the few who accomplished a lot already and should be allowed to fight whoever he wants. It's not as if he's asking for old man Hendo.
     
    The Domin8or likes this.
  16. The Domin8or

    The Domin8or Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    1,237
    Likes Received:
    3,907
    Location:
    The Nerdbashing State of Chaos Nation
    Because he is the GOAT , The GOAT does what the fuck he wants he has nothing to prove anymore . Hate him or love him he is the greatest fighter of all time and no one is gonna surpass him ever .
     
    Odysseus likes this.
  17. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    8,831
    Likes Received:
    2,593
    Just like Silva never challenged Jones at LHW and picked fights against bums instead.
     
    90 50 likes this.
  18. EXOICHO

    EXOICHO Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    4,269
    Imagine seeing a guy defend his title for the better half of a decade against absolute killers like Prime Fitch, Thiago Alves, Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz etc and think "yeah, that guys probably afraid of tyron woodley!"

    Rory destroyed Tyron and did it in a way that makes me think GSP would demolish him even worse (jabs and cornering him)
     
    2DUM2TAP, 90 50 and The Crow like this.
  19. Redhawks100

    Redhawks100 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    21,197
    Likes Received:
    7,778
    If Griffin was a bum then LHW is dog shit lmao

    Still making shit posts I see
     
  20. BadJuju

    BadJuju Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    481
    Location:
    Swansea
    <bball1><{walkerwhut}>
     

Share This Page