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MMBB I'm too hard on GSP!

 

Right after one of the most dominant performances in a 5 round title fight that I've ever seen, I wrote this How does GSP manage to not finish 5 round fights?  I was pretty critical as well as curious as to how he can't finish a guy with one eye, no depth perception, and clearly out matched.  The comments that ensued had me thinking.  I've been called biased while claiming 100% objectivity, so I guess this will prove how objective I really am.Kobe Bryant drops 70 on the Raptors, is he supposed to go play quarterback for the Raiders now because no one can cover him?  Tom Brady doesn't have a problem threading passes through any defense, should he go play power forward for the Celtics?  You get the idea yet?  

The big debate and my complaint is that GSP has no competition at WW and needs to move up to MW.  Why?  So it's a "fair" fight?  So I can see him possibly get his ass kicked?  You know what the real answer is?  HE DOESN'T!  There is absolutely no reason for GSP to move up other than to appease the fans.  He will go down as the best fighter in the WW division ever, will probably hold the belt longer than anyone in the WW division ever has and has easily cleared out the division as well as avenge his losses.

Dana White says Jake Shields is next in line for a shot, but we all know we will see a repeat of last night.  Shields has the stand up skills that are the equivalent to 10 year old boy form Thai Land (and that may be insulting the Thai kid).  After that you have the winner of Lytle/Condit.  Lytle may have a chance in the first 10 seconds to land a haymaker, then it's on his back.  That said, it still doesn't mean GSP has to move up.  Is it really his fault that he's leaps and bounds better than every other WW out there?  Maybe the other WW's should take notice and train harder, take less time off or find a new profession.

Do I want to see GSP go up against Anderson Silva?  Of course I do, but for the wrong reasons!  I'm not a fan of GSP and want to see him get tested (not necessarily beat).  The flip side to this is the fact that GSP wants to go down as the best mixed martial artist of all time.  If he doesn't move up, that is an impossible feat!  Anderson Silva has never lost a UFC match in 2 different weight classes and Fedor fought all comers and beat a who's who list of opponents back in Pride.  GSP has dominated one weight class and not finished 3 straight dominating performances and 4 out of 5 recent fights have been decisions to opponents that offered no challenge.

Georges St-Pierre, best WW to ever fight, best athlete to ever fight and one of the best Canadian athletes ever.  By far the most dominant WW champion the sport has seen.  If his goal is to be the best mixed martial artist of all time, there is no doubt in my mind he will move up in weight, and probably be very successful.  He eats right, trains right and wants to move up right.  Can't do anything but respect him for that!

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