At 4/8/10 05:54 PM, michelinman wrote:
He didn't out strike Penn. He used his size advantage and pinned him up against the cage and took him down when he could and just beat up on him down there. GSP is the most strategic fighter in the UFC. He prepares for each individual fight completely different. Makes for a great champion, but not much for an exciting fighter. He batters on people, but he never leaves his comfort zone to go for a KO or submission. All he cares about is the win.
Have you seen BJ Penn vs GSP 2? The 3rd round GSP completely out struck him. I own the DVD and watched it on several different occassions. He out jabs Penn, don't believe me? Watch it, they are the most beautiful jabs. Joe Rogan even makes a comment about it, don't be bias against GSP because he did beat BJ Penn in every aspect in the game. The replays at the end of the 3rd round show the jabs in slow motion. They're SICK!
Can't blame the guy, I definitely don't judge him. He's got skills. He's just not as entertaining as say, Clay Guida, who doesn't care if he wins or loses. He's just going in there to give 100% all of himself to give the fans what they want. Blood. Even if it's his own. At the end of the day, UFC is about entertainment, but it's about the win to GSP. Even if it's a long, slow, boring decision win.
Other than Hardy and Koscheck, the rest of GSP's are eye candy to watch. The GSP Hughes trilogy? One of the best rivalries ever. GSP vs Jon Fitch, not only did it win fight of the night, it was also fight of the year candidate, like COME ON!
And GSP is not the 2nd best pound for pound. Penn is naturally about 30 pounds lighter than GSP, and he gave him a run the first time, and he looked the best he ever has against Diego Sanchez in Januray. And GSP got turned into a bitch by Matt Serra. Lets see GSP hop up a weight class. I bet Demian Maia or especially Vitor Belfort would end pretty ulgy for him. And Anderson Silva is obviously first.
BJ Penn was over 200 pounds against Lyoto so I don't know where your getting the 30 pounds pounds from. I love Penn by the way, one of my fav fighters, so I'm not bias. Him destroying Diego is one of the most dominant matches ever. Penn is a shapeshifter, he was a welterweight for a while and only lost to Hughes because he broke his rib at the end of the second round. I think GSP can beat Silva by the way, but for the time being we don't know. GSP did call out Silva once, and Silva turned the fight DOWN! I have that also on the extras of one of my DVDs.
Welterweight has the weakest competition of any weight class right now. I mean, UFC did a good job of hyping up the Hardy fight, but that was a scrimmage for GSP. The only guys that have fought at 170 that could compete with him are Hughes and Penn. Penn is too small, and Hughes is getting bigger and older. So that makes the top big name contender Nick Diaz. Pretty damn good, but nothing too special.
Okay, you really don't know your weight classes what so ever. The middle weight is by far the weakest competition. Welterweight has 3 top 10 pound for pound fighters (Alves, Fitch and GSP). In other words the welterweight has the best competition.
Enough about GSP though. Anyone else here just waiting and waiting and waiting for Shinya Aoki's contract with DREAM to run up so we can see him and BJ Penn fight?
I would much perfer to see Florian fight Aoki first. Everyone was talking about how Gomi was gonna crush Florian. When Florian won, they started BSing how Gomi had a horrible performance. NO HE DIDN'T! It's just Florian looked that much better. K I'll shut up now.