This thread is to debate on who would beat who if they fought. It's also a thread to talk about who you think will win in current and future fights. I'll start, GSP vs Anderson silva. I think GSP will destroy him. I don't think any
This "could have" bullshit is a pathetic argument. What did happen was Anderson Silva got taken down at will and controlled for 23 minutes. On top of that, Chael landed the highest amount of punches in any UFC fight ever.
The fight wouldn't have been any different if Anderson was at "full health." Chael's just that dominant of a wrestler, like GSP. Anderson's takedown defense has never been good, as evidenced by the Travis Lutter fight. Lutter has no wrestling credentials, and he has some of the slowest, most telegraphed takedown attempts I've ever seen. There's no evidence whatsoever to support the notion of Anderson being able to stuff the takedown attempt of a 2-time national champion wrestler (Sonnen), so that argument is moot.
On top of that, Chael doesn't even train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. "Imagine" if Chael trained a little submission defense? GSP wouldn't have the same problem, considering he's a black belt, and he trains with the best guys in the world on the mat. His top control is much better than Sonnen's.
Stylistically, the match favors GSP.
Anderson Silva is a "boring ass fighter." He doesn't even want to engage BJJ fighters with no stand-up credentials. GSP will beat him.
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Yeah, this is an extraordinarily complex fight to predict. We don't know how a weight change will affect GSP, and I doubt Silva will drop to 170. Silva's counterstriking matches up well with GSP's offensive standup but GSP is still intelligent and precise with his strikes. GSP is obviously the superior wrestler, but Silva has great submissions from the bottom. Silva has destructive knees from the clinch, but GSP has pretty good clinch takedowns. GSP has great ground and pound, but Silva can KO you with upkicks.
I'm sure the people who "guess" correctly will say "I told you so" when the victor emerges, but I don't think anyone can know this match up for certain. There are a lot of variables.
Also, the ki radiated from a fight between these two might destroy the solar system.
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Last edited by StyleTime on Oct 30th, 2010 at 02:28 AM
I'd like to see Efrain Escudero vs Nate Diaz. Of course I'd be going for Hecho-en-Mexico. One of my nephews went to high school and wrestled with Escudero...and Diaz is just a little puto who has a spotlight he doesn't deserve.