Would GSP have still fought for the MW title if Hendo beat Bisping and retired?

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  1. Njmma209 Banned Banned

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    Romero had just KO’d Weidman the next event after UFC 204.

    Who would have squared off vs Romero? Rockhold was still coming off a KO Loss..Mousasi vs Romero maybe?

    I actually think GSP probably would have. This was before his mild colitis flare up, and at the time he seemed very serious about challenging himself for the MW title. So I don’t see any reason why he would avoid Yoel during this timeline.

    What do you think? Would it have been yoel vs GSP or someone else?
     
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  2. At the time, Romero vs Jacare 2 would have been the MW title fight to make.

    Whittaker had yet to beat Jacare. GSP doesn’t fight anyone else for the title other than Bisping,
     
  3. Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    If my aunt had balls, my uncle would have fought for the belt.
     
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    Yeah I got my timeline messed up. After ufc 204 the logical choice for a vacant belt would have been the winner of Romero/Weidman(Romero) vs someone.
     
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    I think the UFC could have tried throwing money at Hendo once he retired with the belt.

    Romero vs Hendo.
     
  6. Calipwnia Black Belt

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    Love this question. It was one of the most fun divisions aside from the Bisping GSP debacle.

    I would like to believe Mousasi would somehow get a shot. Wanted him to fight Rockhold and Whittaker so bad!
     
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    UFC would have paid Hendo to fight GSP. We would have ended up with the exact same situation as what transpired.
     
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    Lmao GSP's plans for the MW would have been dropped as fast as his mandatory contractual title defense against Whittaker.
     
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    No way gsp would fight romero

    romero wouldn't fight romero
    ...wait, maybe he would
     
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    @Perrichet @Sonny Qc @Sansnom do you guys agree with this ^ ?
     
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    Lol. Of course not. It was opportunistic of GSP. Cherry picked.
     
  12. jx820 Red Belt

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    No, GSP was very selective in who he'd fight for the MW title. He saw Bisping as favorable style match up with no really prohibitive physical advantages.

    He might have fought Whitaker or Gastelum, but he doesn't want any part of Romero or Rockhold.
     
  13. Perrichet Arteta is a fraud

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    Another GSP thread from you.

    Atleast you had the balls to edit it to what the thread was intended for. Now you just need to commit to accusing GSP of PED’s
     
  14. Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    Well, considering GSP started campaigning for a MW shot when Rockhold was champion, it's a terrible theory.
     
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    Source ?
     
  16. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Reposting this because it's relevant. GSP's career strategy at a glance
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    Depending on who's the MW champion at the time GSP may or may not challenge for the title. If it's someone like Romero, no fucking chance. Danaher himself is terrified of Romero, calls him the most uncontrollable man in the universe. Impossible to gameplan for due to his burst speed.
     
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  18. Mob69 Black Belt

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    No. Can't see GSP signing to fight someone like Yoel or Rockhold for the strap.
     
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    I tried googling “gsp wants to fight Luke Rockhold”

    But this is all that came up
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  20. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    There's no truth to this. If you search Google news for GSP + middleweight, and use June 4th 2016 (UFC199) as cut off date, you'll find nothing. The first sign of GSP's interest in the MW title came weeks AFTER Bisping won the title:

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2016/6/...s-michael-bisping-title-fight-as-first-choice
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattco...-too-big-for-the-ufc-to-pass-up/#4b282d412352
    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...urn-to-ufc-interested-in-bisping-and-mcgregor

    And I found the above article after resetting my Google date range from June 4th 2016 to July 4th 2016. See it for yourself. June 4th = no results. July 4th = tons of results. It's fucking hilarious.
     

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