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Is GSP the only GOAT candidate without an Iron chin?

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  1. ElCasca Brown Belt

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    Of all the possible GOATs usually they have one thing in common, an iron chin which helps his way of fighting, Jones, Khabib, Andy, Fedor.
    But GSP not so much, the rare times which he gets tagged usually wobbles him, he is smart enough to not get finished like he did in the Condit fight, but still, his chin is far away from his GOAT peers.
     
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  2. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    GSP had a great chin.
     
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    GSP has the weakest chin out of the GOATs and was the only one to get KOd by an undersized fighter in his prime
     
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  4. moreorless87 Straba

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    I wouldnt say just chin but overall perhaps the one without extreme heart? not to say either were really "bad" but the others did tend to have absolutely iron wills and were incredably hard to put down.
     
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    You do know Fedor got knocked out by Dan Henderson, a 185 pound fighter that moved up right?
     
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    Only Canadians can deny it as evidenced by post #2. GSP had a weak ass chin, which is why he transitioned from an exciting fighter to a point fighter after Serra.
     
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  7. TheBulge Blue Belt

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    Lol Fedor an iron chin? In your dreams.

    He had heart and good defense, but a chin no. When he did get hit good his legs turned to jello or he got ktfo.

    GSP had a better chin.
     
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    How good is mighty mouse's chin? or Aldo's? They have solid chins (as does gsp) but they aren't goat chins either.
     
  9. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    Dude, have you actually watched any of his fights? GSP ate bombs from a juiced up Hendricks. He has never been knocked out.

    You are embarrassing yourself.
     
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  10. acannxr Red Belt

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    Anderson Silva got outstruck and submitted by two Japanese cans in his prime.

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    I'm just applying the same logic to Silva's career that GSP's haters apply to GSP.

    GSP had been fighting for 5 years and 2 months, gets TKO'd by a 10-4 fighter who'd spent a third of his career at a lower weight class, and that's seemingly enough evidence to discredit GSP as an all-time great.

    Silva had been fighting for 5 years and 11 months and got submitted by a 4-7-1 fighter who had spent time at a lower weight class.
    Silva had been fighting for 7 years and 6 months and got outstruck and submitted by a 7-4 fighter who had spent time at a lower weight class.

    But apparently, even though Silva had more fighting experience than GSP when GSP lost, and Silva lost against worse opponents than GSP did, Silva isn't discredited as an all-time great, his losses are just chalked up to Silva not being in his prime (yet that same rationale isn't applied to GSP).

    P.S. - And I'm not a GSP fan.
     
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  11. BADBOYKILLA Purple Belt

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    He got hit in the back if the head by Matt serra, serra wasn't undersized he was short and hit very hard , gsp was off balanced from getting hit behind his head and back of ear throwing his equilibrium off. Has nothing to do with his chin
     
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    Someone get me a gif of the randleman supplex now! These takes r bs
     
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    Adesanya will soon become a goat candidate and I dont think he has an iron chin. Cain didnt really have an iron chin either, he was on the path to become a goat nonetheless but then the injuries got in the way
     
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    Not exactly his prime if he went on to improve by leaps and bounds later
     
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    Literally tapped to strikes from a manlet, Canuck.
     
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    Fedor fought much harder hitters than GSP did.
     
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    He did ate some bombs in thar fight, but the hard strikes that I remember Hendricks landing on GSP quite wobbled him, like the left in the 2nd or 3rd round and them Travis Browne Elbows in the first.
    But them he avoided the follow up shots due to fight IQ.
    And the others very hard hitters he faced like Alves, I can’t remember any significant strikes that landed clean on him
     
  18. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    I mean how many times did GSP actually got visibly rocked and knocked down besides Serra 1?

    And Condit landed that headkick that knocked GSP down on the temple, not in the chin

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    Ok dude, considering Silva's shameful career decline and history of cheating you should really lay off the GSP hate.

    Your envy is unbecoming. It's pretty sad actually, and it just draws more attention to Silva's failure.
     
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    Well Fedor and Silva have both been knocked out unconscious, GSP hasn't.
    I'm sure I recall a GSP interview where he said his issue in the Serra fight was that after he got clipped he kept trying to get one back which is why he got finished in the end, he then chalked that up to him being able to survive after getting knocked down by Condit because he learnt his lesson.
     
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