Posted by cowcatcher
Posted by BlueSkiesBurn
White said it could take place at a variety of weights. 170 wasn't the only option. That being said, GSP can win this fight. I don't think it's going to be as one sided as people believe.
Dana is a huge boxing fan and the one fight all boxing fans want is Pacquiao vs. Mayweather to determine the number 1 p4p fighter in boxing. That being said Anderson vs. GSP is MMA's only possible equivalent to this. Why wouldn't he do it? It makes total sense.
from a fans perspective, but either way one of the 2 most dominant fighters he has in his stable would take a loss and i think thats why hes hesitant.
i have to think gsp has a pretty good chance to win this by fighting a smart fight, but its so hard to pick against anderson, especially when he has a legit size advantage. id probably waffle on this one until the day of the fight TBH, its just a great hypothetical matchup.
Yeah, but a loss that really wouldn't affect anything. Actually, Mayweather has more to lose than Pacquiao in that fight because he's undefeated. This isn't the case with Anderson or GSP. I don't think that either one of these fighters losing would put them on notice to anyone in the UFC. They're still the two best fighters that the UFC has, bar none. Ultimately, I don't think the fans would care if someone lost, (unless they were a nuthugger), but even then, I still think that Anderson nuthuggers and GSP nuthuggers would want this fight and respect the outcome either way.
From a business perspective, this also makes a HUGE amount of sense. The buys for this would be through the roof. Even a three round catchweight fight between these two would outsell any title fight they've ever had by a large margin.
They could charge $69.95 for this card, throw in an undercard of:
Co-Main Event: Goulet vs. Loiseau
Kenneth Allen vs. Shannon Rich
Cabbage Correira vs. Christian Wellisch
Norman Paraisy vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam
And I'd still buy it. I'm sure a bunch of people would. That is why you make this fight. Every fight that GSP and Anderson have is a danger of one of their top fighters taking a loss. They might as well lose fighting each other.