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Would Tyron be the first more athletic fighter GSP ever fought?

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  1. superpunch

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    GSP was always the more explosive guy against everyone he ever fought. He relied on it a lot.

    Now, he's 35. He's had a knee surgery. And Tyron is more explosive than even athletically prime GSP was. I think that GSP might be worried about that.
     
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    Yes. GSP is avoiding Woodley like the plague for a reason.
     
  3. Chicken lips

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    First one in a GSP thread. Obsessed much.
     
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    Probably. Prime Alves was really explosive too


    GSP is old and well past his prime. He is one of the greatest fighters ever and at this point in his career, he has earned the right to do whatever the fuck he wants. He still probably beats Woodley though since Woodley has not fixed any of the weaknesses Rory exploited
     
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    lol No.
     
  6. superpunch

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    GSPs power was only in his legs. Tyrons got power everywhere. GSP couldn't for his life throw a punch like Woodley can.
     
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    This, Tyron is clearly athletically superior to GSP.
     
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    Idk athletic also deals with fluidity. And Tyron is much more rigid than GSP
     
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    GSP just turned 37 and has had 3 knee surgeries. Will see how athletic Tyron is when he returns after his own surgery. Labrum tear is no joke.
     
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    I would argue that Woodley is not more explosive than prime GSP. Maybe with strikes but not wrestling. And prime and Alves and prime Hendricks were much more explosive then people give them credit for. I think with GSPs body right now, yes, you are right, this would be a new challenge for him. But there’s is nothing Woodley would bring to a prime GSP that he couldn’t deal with or never really saw before in all of his many victories.
     
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    I wonder if GSP really feels Woodly even offers anything he hasn't seen before or that he can't beat him just like Rory did if not easier. He even says he thinks Nick can beat him and he himself soundly beat Nick so that's gotta say a bit of something right there... But people are gonna go on talking their shit simply because they hate an individual. It's ridiculous.
     
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    You need to get your shit straight. GSP is 37 not 35 and he has had knee surgeries on both knees, not one.
     
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    Stop with the explosiveness = athleticism bullshit. You have been brainwashed. BJ is a better athlete than Woodley and GSP is way better than Woodley.
     
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    Woodley is stronger, quicker, more explosive and more KO power.

    GSP has better movement, better flexibility and agility for kicks, and better cardio.

    Both are great athletes but Woodley does take away some of GSP's usual advantages which is why this is such a compelling matchup. I would pick prime GSP to beat Prime Woodley but in 2018 I would pick Woodley to win.
     
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    I don't think Tyron is more explosive than prime GSP, but it'd be pretty close. Don't let their skin colors influence your judgment.
     
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    As far as fighting goes, Georges is superior to Tyron in virtually every way with the exception of power in his hands.
     
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    Not just Rory either. Nate Marquardt beat Tyron into a living death.
     
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    prime Koscheck was athletic and explosive and GSP beat him 2x
    plus he stylistically matches up well with Woodley
    cherry-picking "money fights"
    wonder where he got that idea

    {<Mcgoat}
     
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    I think you are right, GSP broke prime Kos' face. I think Georges beats Tyron, even now at 37, but prime GSP makes easy work of Tyron with Tyron only having the standard "punchers chance." It really is a testament to how good GSP was in his prime that even old double knee surgery GSP probably still beats Tyron.
     
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    gsp thinks hes roided
     

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