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GSP refuses to be distracted...

split decision2011-02-10 21:17:28 +0000 #1
While the rest of the MMA world speculates on the outcome of a GSP vs. Anderson Silva superfight, St. Pierre is trying to keep his mind on his more immediate task: defeating Jake Shields.

It must be difficult to remain focused.

However, he does make reference to the possibility of a catch-weight fight with Silva, as opposed to the middleweight title fight that many of us expect.

From MMA digest:

"Everybody is talking about a superfight but I don't know if it would be at 170 or what, I know Silva did 168 a few years ago. I think he can do it again. I didn't follow what he said but for me this thing is a distraction from my fight. My immediate goal is to win against Jake Shields. I made a mistake in the past by looking past an opponent and I got beat by Matt Serra and I'm never gonna do that again. Right now Jake Shields is my main problem and it would be foolish for me to look past Jake Shields. I don't know what's going to happen. Maybe I will have another fight. It's too complicated to say and we'll need to wait until after Jake Shields to talk about it. "


BulldogWrestler2011-02-10 21:28:51 +0000 #2
LMFAO @ "I know Silva did 168 a few years ago. I think he can do it again."

And there you have it folks. The "out" to killing the superfight.

Hopefully GSP doesn't continue this train of banter and just steps up to 185.
TadMcCowski2011-02-10 22:00:25 +0000 #3
It's pretty understandable really. Adding that kind of bulk would ruin the beautifully perfect hip-to-waist ratio Jisp strives for.
BulldogWrestler2011-02-10 21:26:53 +0000 #4
Hah. He can't possibly thing Andy can still make 168. That's absurd. Also, it was a lot more than a "few years ago"
Tribal2011-02-10 23:06:12 +0000 #5
I'm not really into this fight. I just think GSP is going to be too small for Anderson and will be dominated rather easy because of it. GSP is a fantastic fighter but giving up size against another great fighter isn't going to help him. Does anyone actually think this will be competitive?
cheeto1012011-02-10 23:47:10 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Tribal

I'm not really into this fight. I just think GSP is going to be too small for Anderson and will be dominated rather easy because of it. GSP is a fantastic fighter but giving up size against another great fighter isn't going to help him. Does anyone actually think this will be competitive?

I think the potential is there for this to be a good fight, but it all depends on GSP's chin. GSP will be the fastest striker Andy has ever faced in the Octagon and has better footwork then anyone else he has fought, its possible GSP's quick hands could get him some very deep shots that even Anderson's size couldnt negate. That being said, its very possible that Anderson will just catch GSP and put him to sleep quickly but Anderson can do that to just about anyone.

One thing in GSP's favor is that Anderson is typically a very slow starter so if GSP pushes the action early on, he could potentially wear Anderson down in the first few rounds and take some of the snap off of his punches.

I think Anderson is favored in the match up just because of his size, but GSP has all the tools to make this a competitive match.

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