GSP. A Potential Knockout Artist?

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  1. systema

    systema Purple Belt

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    Throughout his career, Georges St. Pierre was often characterized as a gifted athletic phenom. Athletes with George's abilities are often described as having greater potential for explosive, powerful movements that require those "type II" muscle fibers we hear so much about in exercise circles. In any case, it would seem Georges possessed the same qualities and athletic gifts that many one-punch knockout artists too possess - could GSP have been a brilliant striker had he engineered his fame around that style? We saw flashes of his power against Jay Hieron early in his career but that approach was abandoned for a wrestle/grapple dominant one. What could have been!?
     
  2. BokaBokte

    BokaBokte Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    GSP would Decision KO.
     
  3. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Maybe he could have, he definitely had good GnP and nice head kicks. Matt Serra made sure we would never know.
     
  4. Young Turkey

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    You're looking too much into it. He just doesn't throw strikes to KO people, he doesn't want to use the energy required and then gas himself out and get KO'd himself. Could he have been a brawler? Yeah but then he probably wouldn't be the man you know him as now
     
  5. TheRuthlessOne

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    Exactly, thats not fighting smart.
     
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    One punch KO, not really. TKO, yes. If he was more aggressive he would finish most fights. But, it's risky so he would also likely be less dominant.
     
  7. BillyPilgrim

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    I think he had plenty of quick twitch muscles but punching power comes from a specific twisting motion combined with powerful shoulders. I think he was lacking in those areas, at least compared to his explosive straight forward muscles in back, legs, hips, etc. Still, with his discipline and footspeed he could have made a habit of setting up headkicks and gotten plenty of KOs. He played to his strengths though.
     
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    most of the top fighters could KO somebody with a wild hook or something

    they just dont take the risk
     
  9. Vegesus44

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    Imagine if Tank Abbot had cardiac development, OMG that would have been AWESOMENESSINGLY! Or if Tito went full Muai Thai. Or... If...
     
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    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Why do you equate KO artist with brawler?
     
  11. thx113x

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    He never really had the ability to knock guys out with his hands. But there's nothing wrong with that. Everyone has their own style.
     
  12. MagnusGOAT

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    ...boring and irrelevant.
     
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    He definitely had power in his hands. Just tended to lead with a jab and often following up with combos or a TD. Letting them come to you is the best way anyway.
     
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    Just didn't have the bone density in his hands, wrist to really have heavy weight behind his shots.

    That's ok, wasn't his style. He did the best with what he had.

    And made top contenders look baffled.
     
  15. Spoonman7

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    He has a really solid right hand, he floored a few guys with it in his career. Power punches to to hunt for the KO and that can work against them. GSP is far too smart to just head hunt someone
     
  16. deviake

    deviake RIGHT MEOW YEAH

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    GSP has power, he just lacked the timing of other strikers, and he wasn't the greatest at pressuring people and creating the openings required to land power shots. Plus, his level of competition was very high.

    That said, he still dropped Alves and Shields and broke Koscheck's orbital.
     
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    After the Matt Serra loss, GSP won 12 straight fights, 9 decision except:

    The Matt Serra rematch by TKO
    BJ Penn by Corner Stoppage "TKO"
    And a Matt Hughes Submission



    Before that loss I believe he had 6 wins by TKO, 4 by Submission, and only 2 decisions.
     
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    Read title and thought someone bumped this thread
     
  19. Koro

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    Rampage said in that Discovery Channel show his punching power comes from his buttocks.
     
  20. Perrichet

    Perrichet Emery is a fraud

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    No.

    He had many knockdowns but never had genuine KO power. Just look at the way he battered Fitch meanwhile all it took was one big right hand to put him out against Hendricks
     

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