gsp vs hardy
- 03-25-2010, 06:07 AM
- 03-25-2010, 09:34 AM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
03-25-2010, 10:16 AM
It depends ultimately on how you define, "dominate." I think Diego's face will undoubtedly be worse for wear, but defining "dominance" by damage taken often does not tell the whole story: for example, fight metric registered GSP's performance over BJ himself as more dominant than BJ's victory over Diego, but it was not nearly as brutal - this is simply the result of differing fighting styles. In reality, I think Dan Hardy will amount even less offense than Diego was capable of producing, but the end result will be less bloody.
I agree with Rodja that Fitch is at a critical point in his career, and needs to either evolve or falter. His opponents have realized he employs largely the same strategy and technique from fight-to-fight, and his grind-it-out method will no longer be effective. I expect to see a Thiago Alves KO.
03-25-2010, 10:48 AM
03-25-2010, 10:48 AM
03-25-2010, 12:17 PM
03-25-2010, 12:26 PM
03-25-2010, 02:28 PM
03-25-2010, 02:34 PM
03-25-2010, 02:57 PM
I don't think hardy stands a chance. I thought Alves would give GSP a run for his money and got completely dominated and I'd go on a limb and says Alves has better Muay Thai than Hardy's stand-up. Unless Hardy has some unruly gameplan, GSP will stand up, let Hardy think he's getting in a striking war and is faring well, then take him down and dominate. Whether that means submission or just pounding on him for 5 rounds.
03-26-2010, 11:20 AM
alrite i watched all 3 of those ufc before the fight shows last night, hardy is a tool, he looks like a tool, acts like a tool, talks like a tool....i hope he gets worked.....i hate hearing ****y ppl talk a lot...it makes me mad no matter how confident they are...gsp was much more respectable on that show...hardy needs a good beating
03-26-2010, 12:28 PM
Hardy's striking has been over vaunted, while his more-than-lacking TD defense and sub-par grappling have not been mentioned enough. In reality, he has far, far less of a chance than either Fitch or Alves.
03-26-2010, 12:34 PM
Which may go to show how easy it is to achieve credentials under Eddie Bravo, as Hardy has a brown belt under him.
03-26-2010, 12:36 PM
03-26-2010, 12:46 PM
That is a good point, Rodja: the dynamics of position, momentum and leverage change when you are being punched in the face. Hardy had massive amounts of trouble grappling and wrestling with Marcus Davis, and that does not bode well for him.
While I think Hardy's strength will keep him in this for two or three rounds, he will fall eventually.
03-26-2010, 01:00 PM
MS, you are being generous. I see this stopped in Rd 2. I give GSP a round to sort of feel him out, then thats it.
BTW, Mir and Carwin....predictions? I am torn. Logically I think Mir takes it by sub in the middle rds, but if he gets caught he will sleep quickly
03-26-2010, 01:03 PM
I think Mir gets drawn into a striking battle and KO'd. Though, I would prefer Carwin to lose, setting up Brock/Mir III, and have Carwin battle Cain/Dos Santos to setup a number one contender anew.
03-26-2010, 01:24 PM
Look for Mir "allowing" Carwin to enter the second round.
I would be anxious over a Lesnar/Mir III, but I sincerely want Carwin to knock Mir out, though I personally see Mir winning this, to my dismay.
NSCA - CSCS
03-26-2010, 01:47 PM
03-26-2010, 01:55 PM
anyone in the heavyweight division needs to humiliate lesnar....i don't care who it is..someone needs to put him in his place asap
03-26-2010, 01:57 PM
03-26-2010, 02:16 PM
03-26-2010, 03:55 PM
The issue is that GSP has not finished a fight early since Serra II; however, with that being said, he fought three top ten P4P fighters in a row. Not the easiest cats to finish.
03-26-2010, 04:27 PM
In terms of Lesnar, I heard July against either the winner of Mir/Carwin or Cain
03-26-2010, 04:37 PM
Its just hard to believe Hardy is that high up in the top 10. Hard to believe that he would beat Fitch, Alves or even Kos. I'm usually not a fan of quick wins but this would be the exception.
I'm pumped for the return of Lesnar but will he be as strong as he was? he was in bad shape for a while.
***anyone see the weigh ins?