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Old 03-17-2013, 08:18 PM
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Really good points, IP! I totally agree with you. I was hoping for something else as well and didn't watch much after the 4th round. I think he's a great role model and your point about being a superb athlete (rather than superb fighter) is spot on. I've always liked watching a good ground game and although GSP inflicted damage on Diaz in the earlier rounds, I don't recall that there was much P in his G&P in rounds 3 & 4. It was a snoozer (my dislike of Diaz probably colored that comment). I thought the FB prelims were much more exciting.

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I've given up on the idea of watching GSP's fights live. I guess the technical people like to watch the technique, but I'm not a technical person, so I got bored of GSP's style and stopped watching his fights years ago.

Of course, now cue the GSP fans and their predictable arguments of "you don't know anything about MMA if you don't enjoy GSP's fights." Well, maybe I don't, but I do know what's entertaining and GSP is not that.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:27 PM
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Compare GSP's fights with the other weight classes; Jon Jones, Spider, Benson, JDS or Cain, Jose Aldo...well, there IS no comparison.

Heck, even that bozo Lesnar had more exciting fights.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:27 PM
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You know what the funny part is? To all the people who left mid-way through the 3rd, you missed the fun part of the fight!

Of course, it only got fun because GSP got bated into striking with Nick & 'cause Nick stopped a few sloppy takedowns. It was only when GSP stopped playing the GSP game that it got interesting.

The exception that proves the rule, as they say.
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