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GSP = Lennox Lewis = Overcame both losses

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  1. richomma

    richomma White Belt

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    GSP overcame the loss puzzle. Overcame the losses to Hughes and Serra.

    Yet history attacked him for his safety first approach.
     
  2. CELS

    CELS Brown Belt

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    Interesting parallell.

    He didn't overcome the loss to Hendricks though.




    trolololol
     
  3. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Unfortunately, Hughes didn't stop fighting in the rematches and walk around the octagon crying for no reason.
     
  4. PD4838

    PD4838 Red Belt

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    This is a good point. I was rooting for GSP and thought he lost it. :wink:
     
  5. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    It all came down to the 1st round in that fight, whoever you think won that - won the match.
     
  6. CELS

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    Ditto :(
     
  7. richomma

    richomma White Belt

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    You idiots miss the point as always
     
  8. Goatenstein

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    LOL and Oliver is still fighting today.
     
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    Georges won round one.

    I thought GSP had probably lost a decision, while watching it live, but after a second viewing, I honestly think Georges won the fight.
     
  10. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    I think so too. The two rounds Hendricks won were the most dominant of the fight, but according to the rules you score per round.

    Hendricks clearly won two rounds

    GSP won 3 very close rounds.
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    didnt lose to hendricks! :redface:
     
  12. Thai Domi

    Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    Did Lewis' corner lube him up too?
     
  13. RobboMarciano

    RobboMarciano Banned Banned

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    Lewis was getting out-boxed by Vitali before it was stopped, and he then retired as everyone was clamoring for a rematch.

    Definitely some similarities in both of their records.
     
  14. Royhalibut

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    I remember that, Oliver McCall I think. I felt bad for that guy, he probably lost a big bet to the mafia and they were going to kill him family.
     
  15. Royhalibut

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    Quality first post, wow. I agree. I had Vitali ahead, but it was stopped in round 4 i think because of a cut? He shoulda done the rematch.
     
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    I was going to post the same thing. I have actually discussed the similarities of these careers to my friends in the past. They both beat everyone in their generation and then one big one from the next generation. The only difference IMO is that GSP was expected to lose to Hughes the first time and was supposed to walk over Serra but Lewis was expected to win both of his losses. They both walked off into the sunset barely winning their last match.
     
  17. cade187

    cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    Avenging losses is a superficial stat that people only care about if it supports their favourite fighter's claim to greatness.
     
  18. RobboMarciano

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    Only difference was the "look at his face" remarks after the fight were going the other way.
     
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    GSP is like Floyd, a legitimate all time great, but one who will inevitably fall down the list due to having a saftey first anti fighting mindset.

    The true legends put it all on the line.
     
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    This isn't team sports.

    In fight sports where your career trajectory is literally based on wins and losses, avenging a loss is very much a genuine stat.
     

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