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Old 09-28-2011, 10:13 AM   #31
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Re: GSP VS. Silva, GSP stand a chance?

I've seen Stefan Struve get KO'd a couple of times. Ain't nobody got a longer reach than him

I think Jones is dominant but will still have to pay his dues and defend his title against all comers before we start putting him in the same category as Silva. I would love to see them fight someday, especially if Silva is still in his prime.

Used to love GSP. When he was an up and comer he was very aggressive and finished the majority of his fights. Now, not so much. Since I'm not the one in there fighting him I guess he's free to fight in any way he pleases. He will go down in the record books as having one of the longest reigns in WW history, but he is losing fans steadily with his reluctance to really engage and go for finishes.

GSP is a great tactician and would clearly use Sonnen type tactics if they ever fought. However, at this point in time I would never, ever, ever bet against the Spider. He is the greatest.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #32
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Re: GSP VS. Silva, GSP stand a chance?

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I've seen Stefan Struve get KO'd a couple of times. Ain't nobody got a longer reach than him
Actually, Struve's reach is listed at 83".
Jones' who is 7 inches shorter, still has a 1.5" reach advantage over Struve.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #33
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Actually, Struve's reach is listed at 83".
Jones' who is 7 inches shorter, still has a 1.5" reach advantage over Struve.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:23 PM   #34
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Re: GSP VS. Silva, GSP stand a chance?

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Hey, Doug-
What do you think about Jones now? has he risen any higher in your estimation, or still need to prove things? Rampage was clearly in the best physical shape that he's been in, probably in over a decade... and he had no answer for Jones.

Clearly Jones is a badd@SS, and he will prove to be more than a mere "challenge" to most guys in 205# just due to his incredible reach, speed, strength and style of fighting. I don't think he'll have a problem with Rashad. If something weird happens in the lead-up to that fight (like Rashad getting injured in training), then I hope we see a Silva - Jones fight. Regardless, if Jones wins that fight with Rashad, then I think the UFC will really have to put together the Silva-Jones fight.
I still kind of feel the same way about Jones. I want someone to go in there and actually fight him, not run around and fear his reach. But, the kid did toy with Rampage and beat everyone else they put in front of him. So, yeah I have to eat crow on this one, the kid is for real.

I'm looking foward to seeing how Rashad and Machida do against him.
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