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Did GSP’s offensive submission game have some oppurtunities?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Garnet_StrongerThanYou, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Brown Belt

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    I think for someone as well rounded as GSP he could probably have done more to submit his opponents on the ground.

    He was able to submit a rocked Hughes and a rocked Bisping.

    But in the Hardy and Condit fights. Both of those guys have been submitted by lesser men than GSP. Hardy multiple times.


    I can’t help but think that GSP would have taken less damage In the Condit fight if he looked for the submission early.

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  2. SeaChad Orange Belt

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    He was a beast.
     
  3. Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    It is hard to say in hindsight. He could have finished more fights, but he also could have lost position and given his opponents opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have had. Personally I favour the 'position over submission' mindset.
     
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  4. BestPosterNA Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    GSP dove on submissions at the end of rounds
    purely strategical to make it look like he didn't lay and pray for a full 5 mins
     
  5. laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    The guy is universally considered a top 5 GOAT, with many thinking he's #1. Trying to nitpick seems silly given how successful he was. Could he have submitted more people? Perhaps. It's difficult to say, as not everyone is blessed with a great submission game. GSP was clearly a "position over submission" kind of fighter, and you can't argue with the results.
     

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