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We'll see. My feeling is that GSP rolls right through 185 to Silva. He's supposedly taking a few months off after the "presumed victory" Shields fight to put on weight.
I understand that thrilling knockouts and submissions make for great television, but they don't necessarily make someone more dominant. GSP doesn't "outpoint" people, he completely dominates them. He's a gameplan guy, he assesses his opponents, finds a weakness to exploit while defending against his strongest asset. That was the Koscheck fight perfectly, he kept him at bay with the jab, changed angles and beat the crap out of him with better technique. Koscheck was never in that fight...sure GSP could have tried for a knockout, but in doing so he leaves his gameplan and opens himself up to a better chance for counterpunches through poorer technique.
It might not be flashy, but GSP's run in 170 is one of the most dominant in the sport's history. Silva, like GSP has gotten a bad rap at the top because he's just so dominant. I think both guys are going through a similar phase, there's just no real challenge to them at the moment. ...the Sonnen fight aside of course.
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