Originally Posted by rockdawg21
GSP was quoted in 2009 as saying that his walk around weight is about 188, which sounds about the right amount that most people cut. Rich Franklin and Silva area bout the same size physically and Rich came in at 203 at the weigh-in for the last fight. The size difference isn't very significant. No doubt Silva is bigger, but I guarantee GSP is physically stronger - the dude can do chinups with an extra 100 pounds, I doubt Silva strength trains like that.
I think Silva will be able to handle/control him from his back if it goes there. Plus, we don't know how the added weight will affect other aspects of GSP's game like speed/movement which could give Anderson an edge and more opportunity to knock him out.