Would GSP have fought Whittaker if he never got colitis?

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  1. TheSpider Brown Belt

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    Yes and you still haven’t given a source.

    Did you read the link I posted where Dana confirmed that GSP cherry picked Bisping?
     
  2. Aluminati Yellow Card (Sloppy Mod Work is sloppy)

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    Last one I can think of is Robbie Lawler, who had 10 before he won the WW title.
     
  3. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Nope, GSP struggles to impose his game whenever he doesn't have a size advantage. Elite MWs like Silva, Rockhold, Yoel, Whittaker etc would've all feasted on him.
     
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  4. ninjion Beltless

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    I do believe that he actually had/has colitis and I don't think he'd lie about being sick, but I suspect that it was bothering him before he even fought Bisping and he waited until after that fight to bring it up.
     
  5. Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    It's amazing ( even if true) that sherdoggers dont understand the obvious nature of lip service.
    words are words .
    Then theres using that pen .
     
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  6. TheSpider Brown Belt

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    GSP cherry picking Ping which log jammed the MW division is the reason Moose went to Bellator.
     
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    dana also confirmed that the only reason gsp - silva happened is because of silvas performance against maia. Dana said that gsp was there to enter the ring. How is that dodging? if we trust dana that is.
     
  8. Tapatio So hawt

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    Nah, he actually had duckitis
     
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  9. Bork Neslar Brown Belt

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    No, because Whittaker is not yet an ancient MW with one eye and bad knees.
     
  10. Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    Lol- you like getting me going. My tempature just rised a degree or 2 cause you're right- that along with the fact that ping declined to fight yoel and gegard .....and then they put a third fight on table - Souza ( who at that point was a winnable fight for ping but I would've still bet jacare) and made an outcry of a leg or arm injury so he couldn't accept that.

    Weeks later ,he talks Dana into avenging one of the most infamous kos in mma history in fighting the #15 ranked 47 year old Henderson who was 2-6 before the Lombard fight .Hendo, arguably, beat him again.
    I still dont know how he got away with all that which - along with gsp- put the middleweight mustang division stuck on the side of the road----- AAA took its time in picking up the vehicle .
     
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  11. cooks1 No matter where you go-there you are

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    It wasn't colitis. It was vaginosis.
     
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  12. ninjion Beltless

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    Very disingenuous post. Gastelum fought Bisping only 3 weeks after GSP did. Everyone at the time knew that it was too soon for Mike to get back in the ring and that he was probably going to get knocked out. He took 41 shots to the head and got dropped (minor concussion) against GSP and then went on to face Kelvin 3 weeks later. No doctor should have sanctioned that fight so quickly after Bisping got finished.
     
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    Hell no. Bisping was by far the worst MW champ ever. GSP knew that was his best chance at winning the belt.
     
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    What about the second Henderson fight ?
    Close as hell and lucky fight isnt scored on damage .
    Prime Anderson puts ping in a coma.
    What ,lol, about the Leites fight ? The bjj practitioner walked down ping for 25 minutes in a split ?
    What about the closely contested 29-28 across the board decision vs CB freekn Dolloway????

    These are are all relevant cause these are the fights that led to the injury call up agsinst Rockhold ( and the " title defense " against Dando)
     
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  15. AnotherOldGuy Brown Belt

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    I'm more cynical, I think he choose Bisping not because of the belt, but because he thought it was easy money. For most professional athletes, in the end they'll choose money over titles (that's why free agents usually go to the team that pays them the most, not the team with the best chance of winning a championship). GSP has already had titles, another one wouldn't make much difference. But a last chance to make big money (retired athletes usually make little afterwards) is much harder to turn down.
     
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    thats fair, it could be both though. Maybe he saw how Conor became double champ and wanted something similar to add to his legacy. He saw an opportunity against an easy opponent and capitalized. He made close to 2.5 mill against Bisping so your point makes a lot of sense as well.
     
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    He ducked. But I'm convinced he planned on ducking right from the start (and lied about intending to defend). It explains his wanting to fight Khabib or Conor next -- he's after big paydays, not titles. That means his vice here was greed rather than fear -- he wanted a quick and relatively easy payday, and he didn't care if that meant lying about his intentions.

    Fear would have meant he initially planned on defending, then changing his mind when he saw he'd be defending against Whitaker. But this seemed much more part of a "grab the money and run" plan from the start.

    Cherry picking contracts to make big money isn't a problem, most of us would do that in our jobs if we had a chance. If I'm right about him lying about his intention to defend though, then that'd be very bad.
     
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    In all fairness he’s said for years that he’s only after big fights, not being an active defending champion.
     
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    Then why did he sign a contract saying that he would fight Whittaker if he won?
     
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