After UFC124 and GSP proving himself as the best again. Dana White said in a post fight interview that he still believes Silva is the sports top p4p fighter, and that got me a little ticked so I decided to give my opinion on the sports top 2 p4p fighters.Georges St. Pierre
: Okay first off GSP has won his previous 8 fights over top level fighters such as BJ Penn, Hughes, Fitch, KOS x2. Since losing his title to Matt Serra back in 2007 GSP has not lost a round, and has absolutely dominated every fighter in the WW division. Now although GSP has only finished 3 out of 8, one would make the claim that he is the most complete MMA fighter in the sport. He showcased his stand-up last night and has an amazing wrestling base, as well as a great JJ game. Now IMO the reason I think Dana said Silva is still the best is because hes competed in two weight classes, and has more finishes. However Silva has not been in a top p4p match-up like GSP was when he fought Penn for the second time and he dismantled him.Anderson Silva
: Silva has an amazing 12-0 stint in the UFC, with victories over top fighters such as Franklin, Henderson, Griffin and Sonnen. In his 12 fight win streak he has finished 10 out of 12 which is very impressive. He's competed in two different weight classes and beat both LHW hes faced. So I could understand why Dana would say that, but heres why I think hes number 2 in the sport. First off the quality of opponents hes faced are not in comparision to the fighters GSP has faced. Then theres the fact that he was getting his ass stomped by Chael Sonnen in his last fight really showed that his wrestling his not up to par, and he was even rocked in the stand-up by Sonned numerous times, showing that he can be caught. And I really dont believe hes as a complete fighter as GSP.
So in conclusion GSP in my eyes is the sports top p4p fighter as he hasnt lost a round since 2007(which is a big statement for p4p status), whereas Anderson Silva lost 4 outta 5 rounds to Chael before catching him in a last minute triangle. GSP has faced higher quality opponents and dominated them all. Sure GSP doesnt have as many finishes as Silva but Silva hasnt been as dominate over that span. If in fact the two due end up fighting each other sometime next year which I could see happening after Silva beats Belfort(im going for Belfort
) and GSP disposes of Sheilds the two will likely meet, and I can see GSP utilizing his wrestling and controling Silva, as well as doing fairly well in the stand-up. This is just my opinion, please share yours and why you think there the top p4p fighter.
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