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GSP vs Champ Rockhold

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  1. ehxsur Blue Belt

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    How the fight would have gone? Now that GSP said he planned to fight him before Bisping change everything

    Rockhold beaten undeafeted Weidman and looked good in that fight

    He is a big guy for GSP, do you guys think GSP could have wrestle fuck Prime Rockhold?

    Who win that fight and how?

    Discuss
     
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  2. true_fan Silver Belt

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    Luke destroyed Machida so he will definitely kill GSP
     
  3. aali14 Silver Belt

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    GSP keeps it standing and outstrikes Rockhold to a UD, maybe a TKO if Rockhold's chin couldn't hold up, also I don't recall Rockhold having easy time with Weidman at all.

    Rockhold's standup is actually not great, zero head movement and chinny.
     
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  4. Mammothman Gold Belt

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    Too big for GSP, there is a reason George didn't want to deal with guys like Silva, Luke or Whittaker when they were champs
     
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  5. aerius Silver Belt

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    Rockhold can't defend a left hook to save his consciousness, GSP has one of the better left hooks in the game.
    Sooner or later, Luke catches one on the chin and it's all over.
     
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  6. Satan's Daddy. Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    GSP by superman jab ko.
     
  7. Bearknuckle Brown Belt

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    Well champ rockhold got Ko’d by pillow fist bisping so he’s not really impressive. I guess contender luke was better?? Lol
     
  8. avenue94 Brown Belt

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    Rockhold. He's one of the premier countergrapplers in the sport, at least he was in his prime. Can't see GSP outjabbing him for 5 rounds given Rockhold's kicking game. GSP would take too much damage.
     
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    Even with Rockholds weak chin it's silly to think that his size, athletics and skillset wouldn't have been a tough puzzle for the old GSP to solve. The same GSP who struggled with Condit.
     
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  10. Kertol Brown Belt

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    GSP would have cracked his chin
     
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  11. chinarice Steel Belt

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    Blind Bisping KTFO'ed Luke and GSP slept Bisping.

    GSP sends Rockhold to the morgue!
     
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  12. Kertol Brown Belt

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    Luke was lucky Machida got off balance and Luke was able to capitalize on the ground because Machida was landing easily on Luke in the standup.

    I don’t think Luke would be able to takedown GSP and I think GSP is the better striker.
     
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    Lay 'n Pray Larry
     
  14. mmathurbator Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I'm about as big a gsp fan as anyone but rockhold would have murdered him. BAD style match up. Yeah, bisping beat rockhold that one time, but rockholds grappling and range are not the same as bisping. weight classes exist for a reason.
     
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  15. MGS Her name is Dakota Skye

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    Nice mma math, check this out.

    Rockhold choked Bisping easy in their first fight, and Rockhold beat Weidman, who's coach is Matt Serra, who TKOd GSP.

    Rockhold by KO.

    <BC1>
     
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  16. Lusiv White Belt

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    If GSP takes Luke down, that's not gonna go well for GSP.
    Luke had pretty good takedowns at MW.
    Luke can kick at further range without having to worry too much about TDs.
    He's the first fighter that GSP would fight that is actually more athletic.

    GSP has a pretty clean jab
    GSP commits less to his power hand than most and this is how Luke knocked down most of his opponents leading them into the check hook.
    GSP has a pretty nice lead hook.

    I'd go with Rockhold.
     
  17. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    LMAO @ people picking GSP.. you guys don't realize how awful of a matchup this is for him.
     
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  18. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    GSP's jab would be much, much less effective on a 6'3" opponent who primarily likes to kick.

    A couple hard body kicks from Luke and GSP will be shooting for his life
     
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  19. Vincentsky Purple Belt

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    Prime Luke man handles GSP
     
  20. Pain4Pain Green Belt

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    Rockhold has the best top control in the UFC, so GSP would have to be careful in the grappling exchanges. Despite this, if Bisping could KO Rockhold, so could GSP
     
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