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Who Would Stand A Better Shot of Winning?
GSP vs Anderson Silva 17 39%
Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones 27 61%
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Simple Question:

Who do you think stands a better shot of winning the hypothetical fight against their often talked about yet unlikely opponent?

1. GSP against Anderson Silva
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2. Anderson Silva against Jon Jones

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Post #1   8/9/12 8:32:16PM   

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Ahhh, tough question.

What weights are these at? 185 and 205 or catchweights?

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Post #2   8/9/12 8:43:58PM   

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Anderson. You just never know with that guy.

Post #3   8/9/12 8:50:42PM   

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Jones is just built to kill... I can picture him choking out the Spider similar to how he handled the Dragon or Bader

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i went with GSP. i think he could wrestle fuck silva for 5 rounds. i think jones would stand with silva which gives him a better chance of getting knocked out.

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I had to go with GSP over Silva. GSP is my favorite fighter dating back 6 yrs now.
Unfortunately we will probably never see either match. Silva vs GSP would have made since a few years ago. It's always hard going against the Spider (Best fighter ever until proven otherwise) but GSP is a very smart fighter and will take Silva down with his superior wrestling and do some GnP. I don't think he would ever be able to finish him though.

The match that I want to see within the next year or 2 after Bones finishes the rest of the LHW division is JDS vs. Bones. Jones could fight at his natural weight (HW) and this match would be epic. I'm also a huge JDS fan and that matchup could eventually happen as long as both fighters continue to win. Figure Jones still has Hendo, Machida, Gustafsson, maybe Phil Davis and maybe Glover. And JDS has Cain, Reem, maybe Cormier. Like I said if they both can win all their matches this fight needs to happen. I don't think anyone would disagree IMO.

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Jones will absolutely destroy Silva plain and simple.
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Posted by Budgellism

Ahhh, tough question.

What weights are these at? 185 and 205 or catchweights?



sorry i shouldve mentioned that.

GSP vs Andy @ 185
Andy vs Jonny @ 205

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Posted by FastKnockout

Anderson. You just never know with that guy.


That's about all I had to go on as well. Jones has shown a slight weakness in the standup game, which Anderson could easily exploit, but could Anderson deal with the wrestling? Not sure about that, but I find that more likely than GSP dealing with someone who even Chael was having issues taking down.

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Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Budgellism

Ahhh, tough question.

What weights are these at? 185 and 205 or catchweights?



sorry i shouldve mentioned that.

GSP vs Andy @ 185
Andy vs Jonny @ 205



No worries. I'd have to go with Andy over Jones. I think at 185 Anderson would be able to keep his distance against GSP and catch him with something big. Andy vs. Jones is just a good fight in general.

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Posted by Budgellism

I think at 185 Anderson would be able to keep his distance against GSP and catch him with something big. .



ive always said the same thing when discussing this! great minds!

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Simple Question:

Who do you think stands a better shot of winning the hypothetical fight against their often talked about yet unlikely opponent?

1. GSP against Anderson Silva
OR
2. Anderson Silva against Jon Jones




GSP against Anderson, for sure. We've seen that Anderson can be deal with on the ground, and GSP is one of the best wrestlers in the sport. I'd still pick Anderson, but it's a lot closer than Silva/Jones, IMO. Jones has basically all of the tools that GSP has, and more, and he's the biggest of the three.

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Anderson Silva against Jon Jones

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sorry i couldnt pick one..cuz imo, Silva would win both fights at this point, at 175 / 185 / 205..GSP has never fought in a different weight class, so we wouldnt really know how he would react to it..and i think Silva counter game would get the best of Jones, since Machida was doing good with the counter strike, until he rushd in and got careless..

Post #14   8/23/12 2:18:51AM   

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i picked gsp, because of the wrestling advantage compared to silva vs jones for the clear wrestling disadvantage.

Post #15   8/23/12 4:03:15AM