Originally Posted by Max
the main thing was that GSP was able to use his 20 lbs weight advantage (most of which is muscle) to push BJ up against the cage and wear him down. BJ did great stopping GSP's takedowns in round 1 but GSP's size was just to much for BJ. GSP never stopped looking for the takedown and only threw punches to close the gap. Even on the ground BJ was using everything he had to keep GSP in his guard and it just tired BJ out.
Good analysis, completely agree with you. BJ burned through a ton of energy is the first couple rounds simply going for/holding position. He needed to have the gas tank of his life to have a chance last night, and even then he might have been eventually worn out. Again, I'm a fan of GSP, but this could be a early indicator of what GSP could have happen to him if he moves up to fight Silva (read somewhere that he occasionally cuts down from as high as 230, and GSP is a monster for WW cutting from 200; that's a lot of size)