Posted by bojangalz
Yeah, I don't ever remember either fighter making a real push for this fight. Dana's had to comment on it only because the press is always pushing in that general direction.
Personally- If the fight were to happen; I'd rather see it at a catch weight. Anderson's got a keen ability to manage his weight, and I don't think it's out of the realm possibility that he could make 180 pounds he weighed in at 181 for the Cote fight. I think this does a lot for the sport in several ways to have the fight at catch weight.
First and foremost we'd get the single biggest fight in MMA history. There's no doubt what so ever that GSP and Anderson are the two very best fighters in the sport. Getting both of them in the cage in their primes would be simply fantastic.
Having it at a catch weight would at least even the playing field a bit as far as the size advantage goes.
Having a 5-round non-title fight in the UFC main event would set a precedent for future UFC cards. Hopefully we'd get a chance to have additional non-title fights go a full five (take the Penn/Fitch fight for example).
And lastly, the 170 pound belt wouldn't have to be vacated. I know there are plenty of forum members who would rather see GSP at 185 anyway... But no body will take the 170 pound belt seriously for the next 2-3 years because anyone who holds it will have previously lost to GSP anyway. It could be years before we'd get a new "legitimate" 170 pound champion. I would rather see GSP hold that belt for as long as his abilities allow him to. Let a fighter come up and take it from him.