Seeing GSP dominating 5 rounds is fun but hes already done that with fitch and alvez. He sorta finished BJ Penn but not during the round but it was good enough for me. Not he couldnt finish hardy? Whens this guy going to start finshing guys, hes playing it too soft after getting caught by Matt Serra. Not taking away from GSP at all hes a way better champ than Matt Hughes ever was but Im a little tired of the 5 rounds of domination not 5 rounds of war.
hughes is going to beat gracie. hughes striking always bothered me tho. I dont hate him at all i always liked him but GSP blows him out of the water. GSP's have won all 5 rounds in his fights and dominated bj penn. GSP should be able to finish a guy with out risking getting KO'ed.
well I think that Hughes was a great fighter and champion. GSP is a new breed of athlete he is a true mixed martial artist. As for him not finishing fights he did have Dan Hardy in some good submissions Hardy just refused to tap. I don't think GSP is afraid of getting KOed put yourself in his shoes if you were facing a very dangerous striker like Hardy or Alves would you stand with them or do what you are better at and out wrestle them. I believe I would do whatever i could do to win to keep my championship as long as possible.
Hardy is just really tough guy. he will do fine in the UFC. GSP needs to pick it up tho and finish some guys. hes the most complete fighter but id like him to take risks and not get caught again.
I have seen this opinion quite a bit, and it seems a bit whiny to be completely honest. Since getting caught by Serra, he finished Hughes, finished Serra, caused BJ Penn to verbally submit, and then brutalized both Fitch and Alves - or in other words, handed a thorough beat down to three top ten pound-for-pound opponents in a row after submitting Hughes and KO'ing Serra.
As far as fearing getting KO'd, he stood, traded with, and out struck Fitch, BJ and Alves all in a row. I think everybody needs to stop, take a breath, and re-watch some fights, haha.
I could take this point if there was no attempt to finish fights, but that's not the case: he pulled his groin trying to finish Alves, knocked Fitch down at least three times, etc.
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I said I know he all out dominated. all easy uni decisions some less than 45 points on cards in 5 rounds. but i just want him to look to finish. i wasnt whining at all because i did say its fun to watch 5 rounds of destruction but between him and silva not finishing is just getting a little boring because you know they can easily do it. silva even worse obviously.
You could put all GSP's combined skills, which I think are certainly more complete, at a magnitude of "9," just for the sake of argument. Because Anderson's striking is quite obviously other-worldly, you could put his striking alone at "8," and all his other skills at "2," making him the higher-rated fighter - which many do - but simply not the more "complete fighter."
Anderson has holes in his wrestling game, exploited by Henderson and Lutter. GSP has no holes in his game, as he has outwrestled Fitch, Kos and Hughes, and outstruck BJ Penn and Alves. This does not mean he is better, just more complete - and as I said, you can argue that even if Anderson is less complete and rounded, his striking is so unbelievable that it supersedes GSP's rounded skill set.
they were looking for a takedown so he was out striking. gsp now makes everyone fear so badly that hes going to shoot. he could catch them striking. kos and fitch thought there wrestling was the **** but gsp did good. GSP has great game plans and the opponents fear him everywhere now. his BJJ isnt too good. yeah he has sub wins but they were easy. not hard to sub a guy after you beat the crap outta him for a couple rounds. his weakness is really good BJJ but gsp's BJJ is enough to not get submitted himself so he will dominate in other areas. there for he is more complete. andersons weakness is his fuking head and heart. hes doing things for the wrong reason. GSP has much more pride in himself and fans.
SIlva would beat gsp tho because i think we would see a monster unleashed. On another note what if silva let gsp win????? sh!t it could happen to piss dana off throwing a SUPERFIGHT OF ALL SUPERFIGHTS.
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If anything, there is not really evidence of his BJJ, so I can't understand how you arrived at that conclusion?
And Anderson's weakness is not his head or heart, as he has never really wavered in a serious bout. His wrestling is his wrestling, clearly, as both Lutter and Henderson were able to take him down and control him. Getting to that point, however, is another story.