GSP taken it easy on fighters, Really? Doubt it. He would of ripped that arm off it just did'nt happen.
GSP did what he had to do. GSP 4 life? Really? All hail the king? Spider where you at? Good fight though.
Hardy was'nt overwhelmed, he was scarred!
Why don't you do both of us a favor and tell me when was the last time you see a fighter stop in the middle of a submission to ask his corner what he needs to do to get someone to tap in the middle of fight? In other words, he did not want to break Dan's arm, he wanted him to tap but Dan didn't so GSP refused to break it. That is why at the end of the fight Rogan said he should just focus in putting Hardy to sleep because he wasn't going to tap and Rogan saw GSP didn't want to break it. C'mon bro, you gotta at least admit that point. GSP did not want to end Dan's career. It's obvious bro...As far as the spyder against GSP, I don't think it's a fair fight at all. Anderson Silva is much too big. Have you seen the face-off between him and Forest Griffin? We all know Forest is a big dude. They are exactly the same size. Don't believe me, watch their fight again. I still think GSP will win only because we all know Anderson Silva have always had a hard time with wrestlers. Watch the Hendo fight again and you will see what I'm talking about. That is Silva's weakness...GSP 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Spider really is Forrest's size and Forrest is a big 205er. Silva could honestly fight heavyweight he has comparable reach and height and, I think, power. Especially If he fought at his walk around weight 220-230. Silva would be a smaller HW for sure but he'd be the best athlete in the division. Having said that, I DO think GSP would have a chance against him. He'd have no chance standing for long periods but he's strong enough and fast enough to take Silva down and avoid a knee coming in. Anderson is very big and has the best overall stand up in the business which would be huge problems for GSP to solve. It's a valid point, but I'm one of those who thinks that, though he'd rightfully be the underdog, "Rush" COULD win.
Silva having a hard time against wrestlers? bro, why is it everytime people don't see Silva fight for a while, they forget about his skills and disrespect him. You are right, Hendo is a great wrestler, and he got submitted...get my point? you stand up with Silva, you get KOed, you get close to him, you get mui thai knees, you roll around with him, you get submitted..I do like GSP, but he can't beat the Spider.....SPIDER 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No disrespect intended towards the SPIDER. I don't want you to think that I don't like the Spider and don't respect his skills. I absolutely do. As a matter of fact, he almost became my favorite fighter and the only thing that kept him from being my favorite is his arrogant and cocky demeanor. I also find him a little too flashy at times to the point where I feel he's being a little disrespectful. Anyway, I still think he is a GREAT fighter. He definitely propose a lot of threat to GSP and that is why if they fight, that will be the fight of the decade. That will be the first fight I will buy tickets to see. Then again, those tickes will probably be to expansive for me to buy. Definitely I will order the payperview even or go to the theatre again to watch it. It is too close for me to call who will win but I think GSP has a chance although I feel it will be an enormous challenge for him. Anderson has all the advantages, but I still think GSP can pull it off. If he loses, I will still be a fan of GSP. Simply because I think he is a GREAT human being as a fighter. I wont be suprise if Anderson beat him decisively at all. NOT AT ALL!!!!!!!!!
No doubt GSP is a great person as well as a great fighter. He is very humble and respectful to his opponents, but c'mon, how could you say the Spider is arrogant and cocky, even GSP doesn't kneel in front of his opponents, I don't even like when he does that, lol. Maybe its because Spider has to speak thru an interpreter, and english is not his first language there may be a disconnect with the english speaking fans. About GSP having a chance, I can't disagree, its a fight, anything could happen. I could see GSP taking Spider down, but not doing any real damage. One thing you should note about the Spider, besides his skills is that he has an iron jaw..if you saw the Hendo fight, Hendo got in a couple knees, but Spider didn't flinch...but when he threw his knee, the fight was almost over. I guess we will see the Spider on the ground in 112 maybe.
Is he fighting Damian Maia or Chael Sonnen next? Last I heard Damian Maia got hurt and he is fighting Chael Sonnen next. What's the update? As far as him being arrogant, you don't have to take my word for it. See for yourself: Chael Sonnen even suggested that Anderson knows how to speak proper english, but I do not know if that's true or not. Anyway, here's the link where he said that and I think he may be right because after watching that interview with Chael, i want you to watch the next link and watch the entire interview with Anderson and things will make a little since. Just watch it.....
Chael Sonnen radio interview:
Anderson Interview showing Chael maybe right:
Anderson being Arrogant:
Anderson disrespecting Vito Belfort:
Now,. I also want you to notice that when GSP was asked what he thought of what Anderson Silva said about not being impressed with him, how GSP responded. It is the difference between someone that's genuinely humble and someone that is pretending or trying to be humble. You will see what i mean after watching the links I provided.
Ok, thanks for the videos, in Spider's defense I got 2 things to say. First of all, I don't like Chael Sonnen, he is a hypocrite and a liar. Just because he won his last fight, he thinks that he is the king of the world. He said Spider never fought a wrestler, and hinted that he could win if he fought him...um, Hendo is not just a wrestler, he is an Olympic calibre wrestler who has tons of awards, and he didn't get out of the 2nd round. I won't believe anything Chael has to say, he is a politician. I believe Spider is working on his english, but his command of it is limited, so if a language is a second language to you, you could maybe hold 'small talk' but to answer questions in an interview, you have to thoroughly be able to understand it and articulate a reply, and I am sure Chael knows this, but just to cause controversy, he claims Spider speaks fluent english, its bull bro. My second point, about Spider disrespecting GSP and Penn....even the Spider says that he is not the no.1 p4p fighter, so he is just as hard on himself as he is on all the other top fighters. That's just my perspective...btw, I do hope Spider fights Sonnen, and take care of him Hendo style, with an extra beatdown ;)
1:20-1:30 tells us that Dan really was never in real trouble and at risk of getting his arm broken. Here it from his mouth directly.
between "GSP" and "DH" mmmmm 2 ME IT WAZ A BORING FIGHT ....
THEY COULD 2 WAYYY BETTER....
GSP is very good wrestleler ..DAN has a very good standing...
and thats a very very good standin..DAN should train more on his wrestleling,,,,,
and GSP on his standing....
THATS ALL I CAN SAID
That's a very fair point...
At one point,you see GSP looking at the ref like he was saying;"men,,if he doesn't tap,that arm will break".
Not long after,he let it go.And for me it was a good call.
Have you seen the other idiot that most definitely ended Drwal career!For what?The bout was already over;he was the winner and he knew it.He's a BJJ,and he's been doing this since he's been a child.90 days!!!That's all he got!No fighter fight twice within 90 days anyway!He should be fined...anyway that guy pissed me off so bad!
And.I don't agree with you guys on GSP's standing.I can easily see GSP beat DH standing-up.Watch GSP early match,and ppl knew him to be a good stand-up guy.He became a better wrestler,but he did not lose his stand-up!
I said the same thing about GSP's stand-up and that he was not afraid of Dan's stand-up. All you have to do is watch the closing of round two and you will see it. He landed two good combos on Hardy's chin to the point where it stunned him enough to get to act like he didn't feel anything which you know he did.lol GSP was throwing round house kicks and everything. Since when do fighters who are afraid of another fighter's stand-up do such a thing?lol I was just agreeing with the fact that every fighter always needs to sharpen a skill that needs a little more work. GSP's wrestling and grappling ability is so superior that the only thing that I can think of that he can sharpen is his stand-up. Get me?
Absolutely!While I was replying to you,I was answering to a couple others below you!
There's really only two sides to the "GSP is boring" arguement. Either you think an MMA fighter's job is to win fights or you think an MMA fighter's job is to entertain the audience. I wish MMA fighters didn't need to earn a paycheck because I hate the idea that the best fighter in the world might ignore half his toolkit because he wants to win fight of the night which means trading punches on the feet most of the time. Here's a clue: if you're watching a champion fight he's not going to rush in like a moron and he probably is well rounded and specializes in not taking damage, either by "being evasive," or having a dominant ground-game or working the cage. Pierre, Machida, Couture, Anderson Silva and BJ Penn are all considered boring in a lot of their dominant fights over top guys. You just can't mess around when you're fighting the best and technically sound fights are often not entertaining for the uneducated. K1 and Sanshou are for people who don't like grabbling. This is MMA.
all those GSP haters need to face da truth... HARDY DID NOT DO ANYTHING in that fight...!!! he was being pumped as a "pure striker" in da PT spots but when da fight came around how many punches did he in fact throw...? how many jabs did he land...?
it takes 2 ppl to make a fight exciting and it definitely becomes boring if only 1 fighter is giving his heart out... not taking any "heart" away from Hardy but it is clear that he was not prepared... and contrary to his "i was not overwhelmed" sound bite that just proves both his arms were in serious pain... lucky for him GSP did not extend/lift his hips on that armbar and he let go that kimura...
look back at PACQUIAO VS COTE... was that boring... i thought so... why??? because COTE did nothing but "turtle up"... da same thing applies to Hardy... he did nothing to give GSP a reason to alter his game plan... PACMAN destroyed COTE same way GSP destroyed HARDY...
GSP will be da champ until a worthy MARTIAL ARTIST comes in ready to test GSP in all areas of da game...
its not that hardy wasnt giving his heart out its just he wasnt ready for gsp. when ever hardy threw a punc gsp took him down. gsp is just on another level i really want to see him face the spider. i think gsp is a good enough wrestler to be the one to end silvas winning streak. nah just joking silvas bjj is to good for gsp
Did you make a mistake here;you said "Pacman",meaning"Spider(Anderson Silva)"right?
Or maybe there's some nicknames I don't know!If that is the case;I'm sorry.
"I WAS NOT OVERWHELMED"will stay in the MMA archives as long as NOBODY CAN'T HANDLE MY RIDDUM"
As for Hardy's arms,I would've give lots of $$$$ to watch him eat his corn flakes the next morning!!!
He won't be ready for training be4 a looooongggg time!He is hurt real bad,and I am sure of that.
And I don't know why he doesn't admits that;he's more ashamed to let ppl know that he's hurt,than letting them know that he gave that kind of performance,IMO!
Anyway,I really think he's a jerk;look which training camp he choose b4 the most important fight of his life!Rat Serra...what can I say?
i respect GSP i do wonder who at 170 could challenge his ground game. I think hardy is one to watch for the future though for sure i would like to see him have fights with alves, kos and finch to really give him the experience needed to step up another level i dont think he over whelmed hardy but definately done the job in respects moving the fight to his strengths, and to be fair people may of expected little from hardy and hes still earned alot of respect but i see hardys potential and i know hel be annoyed that he didnt give more when standing up you cant wait around when your on the floor 4 mins of the 5 rounds, but hes got time and will come back stronger. ok i admit the fight was a bit of an anti climax and GSP'S style isnt the most attractive to watch but he's a winner, like a lot of people have said bring on silva v GSP step up your challenge cus hes just gunna do circle in the the division!!
Some one please tell me why Hardy did train with Rat Serra?He needed a wrestler,not a washouted BJJ guy!That was his biggest mistake.I know there's some Hardy hardcore fan here;so tell me why?
Would you do the same thing?Plus,he was undefeated in the UFC!
im thinkin the camp thought it would be a good idea to speak and get knowledge from someone who had been there done it had the experience and even beat GSP i can see the angle they were coming from my opinions like yours on hindsight he should of got someone with good wrestling and grappling skills aswel as take down defence cus thats where the big weakness was for hardy his takedown defence wasnt good really it looked ok against swick but it was all to easy for GSP.
i love how hardy supposedly wasn't overwhelmed and yet couldn't land a single strike, couldn't get off his back to save his life, and narrowly escaped 2 submission attempts, as if that was just a walk in the park, and as if that's normal in a fight to get that dominated....if his other fights looked this bad, he would have already been dropped from his UFC contract....pleeezzz......give me a break! i understand the showboating and hyperbole, but realistically he's got alot of work and adjustments to make, and he knows it......
Sure GSP wasn't able to finish Hardy, but the guy had no offense off his back, and yeah maybe if GSP would have look for the gnp instead of going for subs, he could've made more damage to Hardy, and GSP should totally have gone for a round of stand up fighting, he gave way too much respect to Hardy's stand up, given that GSP has so explosive stand up, so dynamic striking and KO power.
Still, he did what he needed to do, and he's still more entertaining to watch than washed up Hughes. He is just a better wrestler with better striking. GSP even put a clinic on stand up against Thiago Alves. What I would like to know is who is next for GSP? There is just no serious threat in the UFC for GSP.
They should totally bring Nick Díaz back, he's got the Cardio, the experience, maybe not the take down defense, but he sure is dangerous off his back, and it would be a entertaining fight 'cuz GSP would be more confident about his stand up skills against a guy like Diaz who doesn't throw bombs.
nice comments guys finally some ppl that knows what there talking about, yea GSP is a great fighter and Hardy got dominated in stand up and in ground poor Hardy didnt have an answer for anything, obviously GSP wasnt kidding when he was telling everyone "im the best George St. Pierre that the world has ever seen and im gonna prove it when i fight Hardy" GSP is too much of a determined champ to let some punk rocker looking dude from UK beat him, lol
i always thought that the Hardy/GSP fight was a bad match up anyway, and i think alot of ppl did 2. but like Dana said "title fights are what ppl want to see and what they want to pay for" and Hardy just lucked out with good timing after he beat "Trick" Swick