GSP coming off long layoff vs Anderson coming off broken leg recovery- who's favored?

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  1. saugeye killah

    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    If GSP and Anderson were to meet @ catchweight in their return bout, say in December of this year or something, maybe Jan or Feb. No tune-up fights for either guy. Fight is at 180 lbs.

    What an interesting scenario. Who do you think would enter as the favorite? Always would have been Anderson in the past, obviously. But with the leg it would seem to make GSP a safe favorite. Except for his long layoff. So what then? How would they even know where to begin to put the opening odds?
     
  2. Young Turkey

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    In most cases I would take the one in the bigger weight division but then again, GSP gon GSP.
     
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    I would say GSP if it weren't for the fact he messed up his ACL yet again

    but assuming he's anything like he was before, I think he can take Anderson down just as easily as Weidman
     
  5. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    2 ACL tears is worse than Anderson's injury
     
  6. Philosophy X

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    GSP is Anderson worst matchup in the lower weight classes. Plus, GSP is coming off of multiple wins.
     
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    Anderson. Mate, GSP is too small.
     
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    Anderson. GSP doesn't want, or need to fight anymore. If his heart was still in fighting, he'd win under these circumstances I think. But not while his head isn't there.
     
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    Silva doesn't have to be worried about getting knocked out so GSP gon lose!
     
  10. 5H3RD0G

    5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    Both have leg injuries thus I would want a karate only match with gi and one foot stance for both whoever keeps there balance the longest is the winner. :icon_chee
     
  11. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Unfortunate this fight never happened when they were both at their peak
     
  12. PierreDrillin

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    Silva would pull it off
     
  13. Mikeyz

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    Silva.

    GSP's head isn't in it anymore.
     
  14. FaTaL FaTaL

    FaTaL FaTaL Purple Belt

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    is it the same knee or both knees?
     
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    lefthighkick01 Brown Belt

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    Anderson is damn near 40 years old, and has taken a huge decline, as a huge fan of Anderson, I think GSP takes it on the fact that hes younger, still in his prime.

    from the looks of Anderson v Weidman 2, Anderson is a shell of his formerself.
     
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    FaTaL FaTaL Purple Belt

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    honestly this is probably what dana is thinking, this fight would easily surpass 1 mil buys
     
  17. That I3astard Cruelty

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    After watching Anderson last couple of fights I don't think his is either
     
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    This is the best time for these two to fight because no one will give excuses since both are coming off of injuries.

    No one can argue that oh if GSP loses, it's cause he isn't the same anymore since his ACL and now that Anderson has lost, TWICE, coming back from Surgery, no one can say if he loses it's cause his knee surgery because both will be fighting coming back from Surgery. Make this fight now!!! It has to happen now or no one will give a crap about it anymore 2 years from now.


    It's funny how they always threw the fight off because new guys always emerged. It was always "IF he wins this next fight, he's fighting Anderson next" but then new guys come like Condit and Hendricks. Same with Anderson, they will never get a chance to fight if they don't do it now.
     
  19. Mikeyz

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    I know! :(

    It would have been an amazing fight I still think GSP would have beaten him by decision though.

    His speed and explosiveness with his TD's back in the day were really special to watch.
     
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    Touche.
     

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