Re: MMA Discussion Thread
yeah, he takes down everyone at 170. That doesn't mean he can do it to everyone in any division.
Yeah he survived a tight armbar. Against a guy who Anderson beat in a minute.
You talk about size advantage between Jones/Silva but no mention of that between GSP/Silva? Just a convenient slip of the mind eh? Its obviously not as pronounced as the difference between Jones/Silva but thats no reason to disregard it.
I'm not saying to look past what Jones brings to a fight. I'm saying look at what each fighter brings to the respective fights.
GSP: Excellent wrestler, great striker, excellent top game on the ground, fairly untested off his back
Silva: Elite striker, good takedown defense, great off his back, active guard
Jones: Excellent striker, huge reach, power + size advantage, unpredictable, excellent wrestling.
Silva/Jones is a far more intriguing fight than Silva/GSP, especially as Jones really doesn't have anyone left, all of Silva's contenders need at least 1 more fight to push their claims for a title shot, and GSP has a Condit, Diaz, Kampmann and, if they agree to it, Rory MacDonald to fight.