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    Default Re: Dana: Anderson is too big for GSP

    If GSP wants to be a real force at 185, he better start showing some finishing ability. As I've pointed out, Thiago Alves was able to shove GSP off of him several times, and the guys at 185 are bigger than Alves. Not going to be able to LnP on top of all of those guys.
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    Why would he not be able to lay and pray those guys? Alves got up but he was also taken down repeatedly. Alves is huuugge for 170 and would be just fine size wise at 185. Alves also has great striking and ko power and gsp was able to outstrike and avoid damage before getting the takedowns. I dont really see anyone at 185 that gsp could not take down over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Why would he not be able to lay and pray those guys? Alves got up but he was also taken down repeatedly. Alves is huuugge for 170 and would be just fine size wise at 185. Alves also has great striking and ko power and gsp was able to outstrike and avoid damage before getting the takedowns. I dont really see anyone at 185 that gsp could not take down over and over.
    Alves has a 70 inch reach and is short....he would lose badly at 185. He is fine WEIGHT wise, but not SIZE wise. GSP was able to outstrike him, again, because of a HUGE reach advantage that would not exist at 185. This is exactly why you give him an Irvin type opponent first, to give him a chance to get a live-action feel for the weight class.
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    Lose badly to who? Who are all these long amazing strikers at 185 that would exploit alves reach? He would not be tall for the weight but strength wise he would be more than fine. Mo Lawal is a 205 lber and said that he was unable to hold alves down after taking him down.

    If you are a skilled fighter going up in weight is not that big of a deal we have seen recently with silva, mousasi, diaz, shields, couture etc.

    GSPs striking, athleticism and most importantly his wrestling would give him the advantag against most 185lbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Lose badly to who? Who are all these long amazing strikers at 185 that would exploit alves reach? He would not be tall for the weight but strength wise he would be more than fine. Mo Lawal is a 205 lber and said that he was unable to hold alves down after taking him down.

    If you are a skilled fighter going up in weight is not that big of a deal we have seen recently with silva, mousasi, diaz, shields, couture etc.

    GSPs striking, athleticism and most importantly his wrestling would give him the advantag against most 185lbers.
    Going up in weight against who, though? The only guys that are going up against top guys with success are Anderson and Randy, and Randy is giong up against HW's, easily the least skilled weight class worldwide. Mousasi, Diaz, and Shields are fighting tough opponents, no doubt, but not exactly creme de la creme.
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    Shields dominated the 8th ranked 185 lber, his only opponent at 185. Not too far away from where Forrest is at 205.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    Shields dominated the 8th ranked 185 lber, his only opponent at 185. Not too far away from where Forrest is at 205.
    True, but as much as I like Lawler, what did he do to earn a ranking that high? He beat Trigg, Villasenor, Ninja Rua, and Scott Smith. Tough fighters, all, but not exactly the best of the best. Forrest beat Rampage Jackson and Shogun Rua.
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    Mousasi beat babalu who is a very credible lhw and ranked at the bottom of the top ten going into the fight.

    SHields beat lawler and he is not as good of a wrester or striker as gsp.

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    Where was Babalu ranked in the top 10? Nowhere credible. A tough, credible opponent, but not the top of the division.
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