Agree with Jim. And I honestly don’t know how well GSP would do in that match-up even at 100%. If he has shown that he has any weakness it’s his chin, and if there is anyone who could hit him there it’s Anderson. I know GSP is a great MMA wrestler, but much of his success is due to his setting up his takedowns with striking (which is helped greatly by his reach), and impeccable timing. I honestly don’t think he would be able to do that against Silva and I think Silva is too big and has worked on his TD defense too much for GSP to just dive in with a shot and take him down without setting it up first.[/quote]
Here is some information that might make you think a little bit about it, Georges’ reach is 76, and Silva is just under 78. (which is not as big of a difference as one might think). He is not just a great MMA wrestler, he is arguably the best. Chael Sonnen took Silva down at will and Chael has admitted to Georges’ being one of the best MMA wrestlers. [/quote]
Georges and Chael don’t fight the same dude.
Chael is a southpaw and comes in with a bag of striking setups to setup the double leg on other southpaws.
Georges fights orthodox, and hasn’t had to contend with a long southpaw fighter with good single-leg defense, like Anderson. That said, there are kinks in Silva’s armor, and I’m sure most would agree that Georges is a superior game-planner. He’ll be looking to take this fight down, and just needs a setup for the single… easier said than done.