White: Middleweight fights remain for Silva, but GSP matchup starting to "make sense"

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FastKnockout
8/29/11 1:58:38PM
Before Anderson Silva's UFC 134 victory, UFC president Dana White mentioned Georges St-Pierre as a possible future opponent.

And following Silva's destruction of Yushin Okami in his record ninth straight title defense, White isn't changing his tune.

White said challenges remain for Silva at middleweight, but he said the time is approaching for a cross-division super fight between the UFC's two longest-reigning titleholders.

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prophecy033
8/29/11 2:20:46PM
The 2 fights I wanna see Anderson in at Middleweight are vs Sonnen again and Munoz. Other than that, Anderson vs GSP. If this fight doesn't happen sometime when their both champs I'm gonna be pissed. It would be a fight for the ages
grappler0000
8/29/11 2:35:06PM

Posted by prophecy033

The 2 fights I wanna see Anderson in at Middleweight are vs Sonnen again and Munoz. Other than that, Anderson vs GSP. If this fight doesn't happen sometime when their both champs I'm gonna be pissed. It would be a fight for the ages



I'd love to see Chael get another crack, but I'm not all that interested in seeing Anderson vs Munoz TBH. I'm not sure how they feel about fighting each other anyway.
Poor_Franklin
8/29/11 2:37:57PM
I'd much rather see Anderson go to 205

i love the thought of a GSP fight, but when you've cleaned out one division, I think it makes more sense to move up & fight naturally larger fighters than to move down & fight a smaller one

if there weren't good matchups at 205, i'd say yes to GSP. but with matchups like shogun, hendo, rampage, bones, & rashad, I think it makes more sense to make these matchups

i wouldnt be upset w/ a sonnen rematch first. sonnen proved he deserves another shot
mattjonesy
8/29/11 2:38:46PM
Am I the only one who thinks its never gonna happen? Imo theres much more interesting matches I would rather see both in and I think Silva would destroy him.
I would probably pick Munoz and Sonnen over GSP aswell.
emfleek
8/29/11 2:39:02PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

I'd much rather see Anderson go to 205



This. I'm not really interested in seeing him fight at 185 again.
Hendo67
8/29/11 3:17:09PM
Agreed, he should jump to 205.

and i completely disagree with a Mark Munoz matchup, do we really need to see the same fight we did on Saturday night? It would end in similar fashion.
tn_rebel
8/29/11 4:12:01PM
I would like to see him move up and fight in a much more competitive division, but there are all those GSP lovers out there that think he would beat Silva that i would like to see proved wrong.
Aether
8/29/11 4:29:57PM
The only person I'm remotely interested in seeing Anderson fight at 185 is Sonnen, I'm not really sure what matchups Dana is talking about, because Anderson has clearly annihilated the entire division.
Sir_Karl
8/29/11 6:11:15PM
I am so sick of people pushing this Silva/GSP fight. THIS MAKES NO SENSE!!! What does make sense is Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones. PUSH THAT FIGHT. Besides Nick Diaz is going to take care of GSP and then we won't have to worry about any GSP/Silva fight.
Poor_Franklin
8/29/11 6:32:30PM

Posted by Sir_Karl

Besides Nick Diaz is going to take care of GSP and then we won't have to worry about any GSP/Silva fight.



Liar
Shawn91111
8/29/11 6:40:30PM
Thats great Dana, as you have said this many times before. One problem though, GSP does not want to fight Silva.
Shawn91111
8/29/11 6:41:26PM

Posted by Sir_Karl

I am so sick of people pushing this Silva/GSP fight. THIS MAKES NO SENSE!!! What does make sense is Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones. PUSH THAT FIGHT. Besides Nick Diaz is going to take care of GSP and then we won't have to worry about any GSP/Silva fight.




How about Jones defend his title, I dont know at least maybe 1 time?
Hendo67
8/29/11 6:42:16PM

Posted by Sir_Karl

I am so sick of people pushing this Silva/GSP fight. THIS MAKES NO SENSE!!! What does make sense is Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones. PUSH THAT FIGHT. Besides Nick Diaz is going to take care of GSP and then we won't have to worry about any GSP/Silva fight.



As much as i'd love to see that fight, i disagree to an extent... Jones hasn't even defended his belt yet, there are a few matchups at 205 for Jones, much like there is for Anderson. The thing is, we're talking about two guys who have beaten their division senseless, and should GSP get through Diaz, i think this fight should happen, otherwise their divisions will become a two fighter revolving door.
kingsmasher
8/29/11 8:00:05PM
Man seriously I think GSP will get killed...I doubt he gets close to Silva without taking a serious punch or kick that leaves him wobbly..

I would put money all day on Forrest Griffin over GSP...and look what happened to Forrest...

As a fan really Silva should fight Shogun....Or Rampage....THose will test him...GSP cant finish guys in his own weight...So Dana thinks he can take on SIlva..

THis is utterly crazy...I dont see GSP jumping at the chance of this or prolly even thinking about it...

Guys for GSP before this fight...Brian Stann....Chael Sonnen would grind a win more than likely...

White is dreaming for GSP to do this fight hed have to put on adequate weight as in muscle or he will get embarrassed...Which would keep GSP on the shelf for a year...

White wants the fight for money cauase I dont see much as an even match...

wow i wrote this post without reading...I assumed all the knuckleheads here would be like yea yeah yeah...thank god we are on the same page with this one...

Yeah Silva aint fighting Munoz...I personally think styles make fights and if Brian Stann can be fearless he could beat Silva..

Its a case where you gotta go in ready to whip ass and dont be scared..
prophecy033
8/29/11 8:36:16PM

Posted by kingsmasher

Man seriously I think GSP will get killed...I doubt he gets close to Silva without taking a serious punch or kick that leaves him wobbly..

I would put money all day on Forrest Griffin over GSP...and look what happened to Forrest...

As a fan really Silva should fight Shogun....Or Rampage....THose will test him...GSP cant finish guys in his own weight...So Dana thinks he can take on SIlva..

THis is utterly crazy...I dont see GSP jumping at the chance of this or prolly even thinking about it...

Guys for GSP before this fight...Brian Stann....Chael Sonnen would grind a win more than likely...

White is dreaming for GSP to do this fight hed have to put on adequate weight as in muscle or he will get embarrassed...Which would keep GSP on the shelf for a year...

White wants the fight for money cauase I dont see much as an even match...

wow i wrote this post without reading...I assumed all the knuckleheads here would be like yea yeah yeah...thank god we are on the same page with this one...

Yeah Silva aint fighting Munoz...I personally think styles make fights and if Brian Stann can be fearless he could beat Silva..

Its a case where you gotta go in ready to whip ass and dont be scared..

you think Stann has a chance but not GSP. Stann has no ground game which means he has to stand with Silva. Not smart. At least GSP has Great wrestling ability. Nobody has said GSP will stand with Anderson, we all give him a shot cuz he's great at wrestling. What's Anderson's weakness, strong wrestlers. He's beat them all but they give him his hardest test(okami excluded). Silva makes other solid strikers look like 2 year olds grabbing for a bottle. Stann has less of a chance then GSP.
Now with all that said, a fight against Bones is VERY interesting. Length like wow, greco to cancel out Andersons Clinch game, and good, brutal ground and pound. Make it happen Mr. White (is this Reservoir Dogs)
kingsmasher
8/29/11 9:04:45PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by kingsmasher

Man seriously I think GSP will get killed...I doubt he gets close to Silva without taking a serious punch or kick that leaves him wobbly..

I would put money all day on Forrest Griffin over GSP...and look what happened to Forrest...

As a fan really Silva should fight Shogun....Or Rampage....THose will test him...GSP cant finish guys in his own weight...So Dana thinks he can take on SIlva..

THis is utterly crazy...I dont see GSP jumping at the chance of this or prolly even thinking about it...

Guys for GSP before this fight...Brian Stann....Chael Sonnen would grind a win more than likely...

White is dreaming for GSP to do this fight hed have to put on adequate weight as in muscle or he will get embarrassed...Which would keep GSP on the shelf for a year...

White wants the fight for money cauase I dont see much as an even match...

wow i wrote this post without reading...I assumed all the knuckleheads here would be like yea yeah yeah...thank god we are on the same page with this one...

Yeah Silva aint fighting Munoz...I personally think styles make fights and if Brian Stann can be fearless he could beat Silva..

Its a case where you gotta go in ready to whip ass and dont be scared..

you think Stann has a chance but not GSP. Stann has no ground game which means he has to stand with Silva. Not smart. At least GSP has Great wrestling ability. Nobody has said GSP will stand with Anderson, we all give him a shot cuz he's great at wrestling. What's Anderson's weakness, strong wrestlers. He's beat them all but they give him his hardest test(okami excluded). Silva makes other solid strikers look like 2 year olds grabbing for a bottle. Stann has less of a chance then GSP.
Now with all that said, a fight against Bones is VERY interesting. Length like wow, greco to cancel out Andersons Clinch game, and good, brutal ground and pound. Make it happen Mr. White (is this Reservoir Dogs)




Dude Im well aware of what GSP will attempt to do to Silva...I know wrestle but hes gonna have to get close to do that...Stann I give the best chance in the division...LIKE I SAID...its gonna take someone to swing for the fences...Not sit back and pick your shots...Its gonna have to be a flat out brawl...You cant stand in front of guys like Silva and Aldo...You have to take a fight to them...was the same thing with JDS and Carwin..Carwin had a very chance to win that fight he had JDS on the fence did nothing.but Carwin did the wrong thing..>Standing in front of a guy with better hands is ridiculous...But Stann is tough as nails and he has to come in swinging and go balls out for atleast 20 seconds...

I know GSP has great wrslting well compared to the others.

So when I say satnd with Silva I mean come in swinging and take your chances like you did in high school...Keep pressing...Im saying thats the only way you will beat Silva...I give GSP no shot and his wreslting is only gonna be good against guys his size...Silva will walk in bigger than he is......I said if GSP comes up he will slow down some..We are yet to see him at a bigger weight...
prophecy033
8/29/11 9:15:55PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by prophecy033


Posted by kingsmasher

Man seriously I think GSP will get killed...I doubt he gets close to Silva without taking a serious punch or kick that leaves him wobbly..

I would put money all day on Forrest Griffin over GSP...and look what happened to Forrest...

As a fan really Silva should fight Shogun....Or Rampage....THose will test him...GSP cant finish guys in his own weight...So Dana thinks he can take on SIlva..

THis is utterly crazy...I dont see GSP jumping at the chance of this or prolly even thinking about it...

Guys for GSP before this fight...Brian Stann....Chael Sonnen would grind a win more than likely...

White is dreaming for GSP to do this fight hed have to put on adequate weight as in muscle or he will get embarrassed...Which would keep GSP on the shelf for a year...

White wants the fight for money cauase I dont see much as an even match...

wow i wrote this post without reading...I assumed all the knuckleheads here would be like yea yeah yeah...thank god we are on the same page with this one...

Yeah Silva aint fighting Munoz...I personally think styles make fights and if Brian Stann can be fearless he could beat Silva..

Its a case where you gotta go in ready to whip ass and dont be scared..

you think Stann has a chance but not GSP. Stann has no ground game which means he has to stand with Silva. Not smart. At least GSP has Great wrestling ability. Nobody has said GSP will stand with Anderson, we all give him a shot cuz he's great at wrestling. What's Anderson's weakness, strong wrestlers. He's beat them all but they give him his hardest test(okami excluded). Silva makes other solid strikers look like 2 year olds grabbing for a bottle. Stann has less of a chance then GSP.
Now with all that said, a fight against Bones is VERY interesting. Length like wow, greco to cancel out Andersons Clinch game, and good, brutal ground and pound. Make it happen Mr. White (is this Reservoir Dogs)




Dude Im well aware of what GSP will attempt to do to Silva...I know wrestle but hes gonna have to get close to do that...Stann I give the best chance in the division...LIKE I SAID...its gonna take someone to swing for the fences...Not sit back and pick your shots...Its gonna have to be a flat out brawl...You cant stand in front of guys like Silva and Aldo...You have to take a fight to them...was the same thing with JDS and Carwin..Carwin had a very chance to win that fight he had JDS on the fence did nothing.but Carwin did the wrong thing..>Standing in front of a guy with better hands is ridiculous...But Stann is tough as nails and he has to come in swinging and go balls out for atleast 20 seconds...

I know GSP has great wrslting well compared to the others.

So when I say satnd with Silva I mean come in swinging and take your chances like you did in high school...Keep pressing...Im saying thats the only way you will beat Silva...I give GSP no shot and his wreslting is only gonna be good against guys his size...Silva will walk in bigger than he is......I said if GSP comes up he will slow down some..We are yet to see him at a bigger weight...

Swinging for the fences is what Leben did. What happened to him. Stann beat Leben, I know, but coming in with Lebens gameplan (swing for the fences) is exactly what Silva wants. Forrest was doing the same, and all silva did was put his hands down and bob his head back and forth. Your gonna need a guy with relentless takedowns (chael like) with good sub defense (unchael like) GSP is good at closing the distance. Unsure if that will work against silva beings Andersons a good 30 lbs. Bigger naturally. But I know good wrestlers have put him down before, but I've never seen a good crazy striker do that
Dtime_NBT
8/30/11 12:38:41AM
Dana needs to quit bullsh*tt*ng and make one of these three fights happen....SOON.

Silva v Jones
Silva v GSP
Silva v Sonnen

Cooler
8/30/11 12:45:15AM
It made sense 2 years ago too, Dana...
kingsmasher
8/30/11 2:09:03PM
@prophecy I understand leben swing for the fences...but my point is thats the only way to beat Silva...Arguably you will need to be stronger than Silva or have better accuracy than Leben...leben swings wild...I admit you are going to actually haev to see what you are swinging at...

Im basically trying to say is your only hope is to overpower Silva with punches and keep them coming...IM not saying I would bet on anyone against Silva...

I think Silva would beat every LHW except Jones, Evans possibly Shogun...He wont fight Machida...Rampage is a sitting duck and would be target practice for Silva..
tn_rebel
8/30/11 2:21:01PM
I would love to see Silva vs. GSP, but i think Bones is the only one that has a chance against him right now
BustedKnuckle
8/30/11 6:39:35PM
I would really like to see Anderson move up in weight to 205 not do a catch weight with GSP. I know Jones would tower over Silva but I would love to see that match-up in the near future.
tn_rebel
8/30/11 8:21:52PM

Posted by BustedKnuckle

I would really like to see Anderson move up in weight to 205 not do a catch weight with GSP. I know Jones would tower over Silva but I would love to see that match-up in the near future.



Yea I would rather see Jones and Silva, but Silva GSP sells more PPVs.
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