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Rate GSP's Strength of Opposition vs. Woodley's

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Rate GSP's Strength of Opposition vs. Woodley's

  1. GSP: Very strong

    58.4%
  2. GSP: Strong

    25.9%
  3. GSP: Fair

    7.6%
  4. GSP: Weak

    1.1%
  5. GSP: Very weak

    3.8%
  6. TW: Very strong

    19.5%
  7. TW: Strong

    28.6%
  8. TW: Fair

    22.2%
  9. TW: Weak

    2.2%
  10. TW: Very weak

    2.7%
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  1. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    Factors:
    W-L records
    Total fights (UFC)
    Prime/end of career

    GSP's opponents
    [X] Very strong
    [X] Strong
    [X] Fair
    [X] Weak
    [X] Very weak

    Woodley's opponents
    [X] Very strong
    [X] Strong
    [X] Fair
    [X] Weak
    [X] Very weak

    TYRON WOODLEY FEELS HE DOESN’T NEED WIN OVER GSP TO BE CONSIDERED ‘GREATEST OF ALL TIME’

    UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley silenced his critics over recent performances with a flawless victory over undefeated contender Darren Till at UFC 228 Saturday night, and now “The Chosen One” is encroaching on Georges St. Pierre’s “Greatest of All Time” status.

    “I told myself that I had to beat him to be the greatest, but I don’t,” Woodley explained at the post-fight press conference. “This sport is different. These guys are better. They’re more well-rounded, they punch harder, they’re faster. And they’ve been training at a younger age. It’s not the wrestler that just learned how to punch. Everybody can do everything now, so I think the fact that I’ve been able to beat the last specialists in the game, beat the up-and-coming rising star, beat Robbie Lawler, who’s one of the most vicious fighters we’ve ever seen with two title fights that I think are probably in the top 10 of title fights of all time.”

    . . .

    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Ty...-to-Be-Considered-Greatest-of-All-Time-142141
     
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  2. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Georges is teh GOAT of ANY division.
     
  3. Klaavical Black Belt

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    Pity we'll never know the answer
     
  4. UFC178 Banned Banned

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    If Woodley is able to take out Colby and Usman, I think he'll be right there with GSP/Hughes in terms of the top WW champs of all time.

    If you think about who Woodley will have beaten:

    Robbie Lawler (5 fight win streak - vicious champion)

    Stephen Thompson 2x (7 fight win streak - considered best striker by GSP himself)

    Demian Maia (7 fight win streak - got stuffed around 25 times or some shit)

    Darren Till (Undefeated 17-0-1 - finishes him in 2nd round)

    Colby (Currently 6 fight win streak)

    Usman (Currently 12 fight win streak)
     
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  5. hot carl Gold Belt

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  6. Gamer007 Brown Belt

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    GSP has never faced someone as quick and powerful as Tyron Woodley with A+ wrestling defense to boot, tho Woodley has faced much better strikers than GSP.
     
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  7. Sansnom Banned Banned

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    GSP fought the best in their prime.

    Woodley fought a lot of GSP's leftovers.

    Shields, Condit, Koscheck, Jay Hieron..
     
  8. UFC178 Banned Banned

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    Not saying he'll be considered the BEST WW champion of all time, he'll be right up there though. How can you even say otherwise? If Woodley is able to get 6 title defenses, he'll be there with GSP and Hughes. I honestly think Woodley has fought great competition, he's just able to negate their strengths.
     
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    Not really a fair representation of woodley's title reign is it.
    Say what you will but Woodley has faced everyone that was put in front of him
     
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    Yeah after UFC forced him and didnt give him "money fights" with bisping and diaz brothers lol
     
  12. Pascal Bergeron Blue Belt

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    Hendricks ?
    Woodley is exactly how hendricks was pre usada exept with a bit more power and less cardio.
    Also woodley lost to the last well rounded fighter he fought.
     
  13. Sansnom Banned Banned

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    It's convenient saying that when you know we will never see prime GSP vs Woodley.

    Comments like that have been a staple of GSP's career. "He can't beat that guy, he's never faced someone like him". Proceeds to dominate his opponent.

    People are always going to say things like "he wouldn't be able beat the current guy". It happens all the time with legends or guys that are retired. There is always another guy and a fighter can't be around forever. But people will keep running their mouths no matter how many oppenents they have beat.

    Woodley ain't on prime GSP's level. Dangerous matchup for sure, but GSP outclasses him.

    Dude ain't considered GOAT for nothing. You guys have the memory of a goldfish.
     
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  14. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    Every one of GSP's wins as champion was against an opponent in his prime.

    Re. TW-Maia and Lawler were old and on the way out. Till's resume is too thin. TW did well with what was given to him, but he is not fighting in the Golden Age of the WW division. No fault of his own. Maybe he could have beaten all the same people GSP beat, but he didn't. He should be humble enough to admit the division is weak if not the weakest in a decade.
     
  15. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    Tyron has to remain the Champ and consistently defend the belt for at least 7 years against all the top contenders...

    He won the belt in 2016... so he has about until 2023 before he can be considered GSP level dominant Welterweight Champion...

    Until that happens, he will be "One of the Best Welterweight Champions of All-Time"
     
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  17. Clocop Blue Belt

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    You're not wrong but he still did what he had to do
     
  18. UFC178 Banned Banned

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    You must have short term memory loss because I literally agreed with you the other day. He's not the greatest WW of all time. He still has ways to go. If he can clear out the current division, he'll be in the ARGUMENT. Not #1

    Gsp.PNG
     
  19. ftpngo Green Belt

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    If woodley dominated wonderboy it might be a different story but a draw and a razor thin sd is hardly a gsp like reign.

    Woodley is still very impressive but a GSP comparison is a high bar indeed
     
  20. Cooliox Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    GSP beat champioms from multiple combat sporte and elite champions from other mma organizations.

    NCAA champions, all-americans, BJJ champions, muay thai elites, mma champions from other organizations who were on huge streaks.
     

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