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Future after GSP v Silva Loss/Win? & Why I'm opposed

Filemu Inc2011-09-06 00:15:55 +0000 #1
Yeah my bad about the poll. Please just ignore this thread I created another one with an equally stupid poll but the post hopefully gets a discussion going. thx
bhorrrr2011-09-06 00:32:25 +0000 #2
I've been posting similar thoughts throughout threads ever since the fight started being brought up here. I agree with most everything you said there, especially the fact that both are best at the weights at which they fight.So the match should only take place if we all agree to place no real value on it. And if we all agree to place no real value on it, it loses its entire point.

Also, only GSP stands anything to gain. Some people think Andy would be proving he can beat an elite wrestler with sub defense, but most would just say "meh, Andy was too big for him. A NATURAL MW with elite wrestling and sub defense would maul him", which still leaves him something to prove, negating the only unlikely but possible positive.
Tallica19812011-09-06 00:44:25 +0000 #3
I don't disagree.

That aside, go **** yourself.
BulldogWrestler2011-09-06 01:30:15 +0000 #4
You spammed the forum to post this piece of redundant nonsense?
RPD2011-09-06 00:52:26 +0000 #5
Eh, I don't see how it tarnishes GSP's legacy going UP in a weight class and lose, he took the risk. Silva has more to lose, if he wins, well he beat a WW, he loses well he lost to a WW. Not a big up side.

That said, fans want to see it because we naturally want to see who's the best, weight be damn (short of some obsene weight difference). The fighting spirit that BJ has to jump weight classes (same for Dan and others) I admire more, regardless of the "legacy" they leave by staying safe in the same weight class. This is my opinion of how I view fighters and their legacy, you are free to disagree, but it won't change my mind on what I view as someone fighting for the sake of testing their skills vs. treating it as a business or sport desicion. (hard to describe this, if this first post doesn't make sense I can try to expand on it later).

Also I don't believe it would diminish the ligitamacy of either weight class if one or the other vacated the belt.
Filemu Inc2011-09-06 01:20:34 +0000 #6
Damn i took my time setting up the poll but i didn't know the post was already up but thanks for the comments thus far cause bhorrr's last point wasn't one i had considered but yeah with these type of match ups there will always be skeptics. RPD, I was just thinking about BJ as I was adding the poll. I see your point and he's got my respect too but don't you think that after losing twice to Frankie Edgar, twice to GSP, that he's taken large steps back from where most of us were projecting him to be at this point in his career?

I'm a big BJ fan but even he (i think) said once that moving around messes with your timing and cardio. Then again, let's say he comes back and beats Edgar wins a couple more (likely) or GSP (plausible), dude that would shoot his legacy past GSP in my opinion too. Everyone likes a comeback story especially if its of The Prodigy

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