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    I don't think he will walk though Alves, PJ. If it's a standup fight (mostly) I think Alves wins.

    Hughes took him down but couldn't keep him down. GSP is better at both (take downs and holding people down). I think he'll take Alves right down, but Alves might be able to stand back up and start to hurt GSP standing.

    If GSP can't hurt him on top, I think he loses. I never thought Fitch had much of a chance and Alves is much more of a challenge - bigger, better standing, better takedown defense, better at getting up

    I think GSP would beat Anderson btw - I wouldn't compare his shot to Henderson's upper body takedowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Word is that gsp is able to take down everyone in his camp include evans.
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    Whats that for? Lets not forget that Evans was a 174lber in college as was koscheck and olson and gsp took both of them down with ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    I don't think he will walk though Alves, PJ. If it's a standup fight (mostly) I think Alves wins.

    Hughes took him down but couldn't keep him down. GSP is better at both (take downs and holding people down). I think he'll take Alves right down, but Alves might be able to stand back up and start to hurt GSP standing.

    If GSP can't hurt him on top, I think he loses. I never thought Fitch had much of a chance and Alves is much more of a challenge - bigger, better standing, better takedown defense, better at getting up

    I think GSP would beat Anderson btw - I wouldn't compare his shot to Henderson's upper body takedowns.
    Hughes had Alves down for a couple of minutes. And that was a small Hughes against an alves who didn't even come close to making weight, but didn't deign to to tell Hughes' camp that he wouldn't be making weight.
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    This is true Alves was huge that fight, this fight he will actually have to make 170 instead of 171 which he already had enough trouble with.

    I think alves skills are overrated and covered up by the fact that he is so big and strong. In past fights we have seen him get beat when size was not a factor. I think gsp is big and strong himself combine that with his athleticism and superior skillset and he will pick alves apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leglace View Post
    My friend Adolph, the only kiss of death is the ATT crew's record in big matches in the UFC. They have not won the big matches.

    If his leg is wrapped up, I'll retire prognosticating...
    Very well leglace, perhaps I'll reconsider placing the wager after all. I just hope we don't see Alves come down that ramp in a wheel chair.
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    Lets go Brent!

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    What made you want to get into the sport of fighting?

    It’s been something that I thought about since I was young, not actually fighting, but the competition aspect about it. I watched a lot of Van Damme and Bruce Lee movies growing up and that just added to my wanting to become a professional fighter. I didn’t get into many fights when I was younger; I actually tried to break up a fight when I got into my first fight, the guy tried to punch me when I was helping so I had to knock him out.

    What was it like training with your idol, Wanderlei Silva?


    It was pretty cool. I didn’t actually train with him, I just went to work out in his gym for a bit, but I mean it was still a really good feeling to speak with Wanderlei Silva because I am a big fan of his.

    Have you been training your takedown defense extra hard while preparing for Georges St-Pierre?

    The preparation for St-Pierre is pretty much the same, but I am pushing myself a little more than before. I’m always preparing myself for a 25-minute fight even if I don’t have a title shot. That’s the way I think, that’s the way I live my life, I’m always trying to take it to the next level. I also have my wrestling coach here with me full time so I’ll be ready for anything.

    Do you plan on staying off the ground against Georges St-Pierre?


    I’m going to do whatever it takes to finish the fight against St-Pierre. I’m going to knock him out, I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but I can guarantee that I will knock him out, it’s not going to go to decision.

    In what areas do you think you have advantages over St-Pierre?

    I think I have an advantage in pretty much everything, especially my striking and wrestling. People haven’t really seen my ground game, I never needed to, but I have been at American Top Team for six years training my wrestling and jiujitsu with high level trainers and they are one of the best camps out there so I’ll be very prepared.

    After your loss to Jon Fitch, you went on to win your next seven fights. What changes did you make in your training to go on such a great run, and do you ever think of avenging your loss to Fitch?

    I wasn’t fully prepared against Fitch, I just wasn’t myself, I didn’t take care of my body before the fight and I was too dehydrated. I also wasn’t feeling very strong, and I wasn’t really in the right state of mind. Props to Fitch though, he was the better fighter that night, but I kept working hard and building my confidence and showing people what I’m really all about, which took me to the place that I’m at now in the UFC. Avenging my loss to Fitch is something that I definitely think will happen, it’s just a matter of time as to when it does.

    UFC 100 is a pretty huge and historic event; does it make you a little nervous knowing that you will be fighting at such a huge UFC event for the Welterweight title?

    Not at all -- I’m really excited, it’s something I’ve been preparing for my whole life. I’m just really blessed with everything that’s happened in my life and I’m really excited to be involved with UFC 100.

    Who do you think is one of the best fighters in MMA?

    I think Fedor Emelianenko, Georges St-Pierre, and Anderson Silva are the tops, but there are definitely a lot of good guys out there.

    Besides Muay Thai, which other fighting styles do you focus on the most when training for an upcoming fight?

    Jiujitsu, wrestling and boxing. I train in pretty much everything. I have no life when I’m training for a fight; that’s all I do is train morning to night.

    How long do you normally train in a day?


    About six to eight hours a day.

    How long a break do you take between fights before getting back to your training?

    Two weeks. Than I get back to my regular routine. You can’t train as if you have a fight coming up all the time, it’s just too much for your body to handle, but there’s a basic training regimen that all athletes follow to keep in shape.

    What kind of diet are you on when training for a fight, and is keeping weight going to be an issue in your upcoming fight?

    I have a diet that I follow, that’s been provided to me by my sponsors, Champion Nutrition. Keeping weight will not be an issue, I’m really focused on this fight and I will be prepared.

    You still have a long career ahead of you in MMA, but do you have any plans for the future? Is there something you would like to pursue outside of MMA?


    I’m just focusing on my fighting career right now; it opens a lot of doors for me and I’m going to take full advantage of what I have. I can’t really think of anything that I would like to do outside of fighting.

    Is there anything that you would like to say in closing?


    I just want to thank all my fans, American Top Team, my sponsorships, and Shannon Barr PR.

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