Originally Posted by CAVEMAN
Nice find! I totally agree with GSP. There is alot he has to consider when jumping to 185. I think he knows he's already big for 170 and if he makes that jump to fight Silva, his body may not let him return to 170. It's not just as simple as him putting on 15 lbs for a fight, staying lean, and maintaining good cardio.
I hope this fight happens and would love to see it, but really sounds like GSP does not want to make the move.
And I don't see Anderson agreeing to a catch weight under 185.
I agree brother. I've stayed mostly out of this topic but I would say this:
If GSP plans on making a permanent move to 185 then he should take his time and build the weight the right way.
If the UFC just wants to set up a Superfight.. then I think it should be at 180lbs and GSP should return to WW when he's done.
It's silly to me the number of people on this board who think GSP has no chance against AS at 185. AS would certainly have the advantage but it's a very winnable fight for GSP. I personally think GSP and Randy are the best fighters in the UFC when it comes to putting together a game plan and sticking to it. If GSP fought smart he would have a great chance at beating AS.
But fighting is about styles... and to be honest the Chael/GSP match up would be much harder for GSP in my book than GSP/AS.