Posted by JimiMak
In each of these fights (none of which will ever happen) the smaller guy loses. Not even interesting matches. Anyone who thinks that AS has more than a punchers chance against Fedor is deluded. GSP stands even less chance against AS who is so good standing and on the ground that his size means he kills in this fight.
Anderson would have little chance against either opponent, taking into account their real weights, or if they all weighed the same. Anderson would be very unlikely to TKO Fedor, Fedor has too good of a chin, and Fedor is a much better wrestler, much better with submissions he'd beat him easily, again, even at same weight. Anderson, when he fought Lutter, got outwrestled and was near an embarassing loss, but was able to buck an exhausted Lutter and later get the sub. Anderson will lose to GSP if and when that fight happens, to win he would have to TKO GSP standing, and I know... Matt Serra, blah blah blah... GSP would manhandle Anderson, he is stronger even when he is at welterweight and at middleweight would score takedowns at will, would not get subbed, and would certainly get a TKO victory, unless he really wanted to sub him. Anderson leaves his head flat on the mat, at least he has in several fights and GSP would make him pay dearly for that. GSP vs. Fedor, if they were the same weight is the real question here, and it is very difficult to pick, because Fedor might just rip his arm off, but GSP has better wrestling. Fedor has a great chin, and it's not like subbing him is easy so I'd pick GSP by decision if that theoretical matchup took place.
Anderson better hope he doesn't ever fight GSP!
A matchup I would love to see, but we will never see is Anderson vs. Lyoto. Anderson is overrated, and Lyoto is still underrated, as good as people think he is, so I know what most people would say... I think it would be a great battle, because it would be the most accurate striker I know of (Anderson) vs. the hardest to hit (Lyoto). I think Lyoto would win, because as Anderson fans don't understand, wrestling is the most important skill a fighter can have in MMA. Anderson is good at tying people up, and he has long legs which work well for triangles, which could be enough to beat Machida considerign Tito Ortiz almost landed one on Lyoto
I think Lyoto just didn't expect it, but who knows... I'd pick Machida UD for a three round TKO for a five round, but, again, it will never happen.