V-Canucks, on Mar 2 2008, 01:16 PM, said:
The thing is you're basing everything on records and not the skill of the fighter itself. If you watch Silva's fights, he absolutely rolls through his opponents. Don't get me wrong, GSP is one of my favorite fighters and he's one of the best in the world, but he can't control fights like Anderson Silva does.
I don't follow Pride as much but I do realize they have world-class fighters over there, including Fedor, Wanderlei, and Mauricio.
No not at all. The problem is that your basing everything on how the fight goes. If a good fighter, fights average fighters its obviously going to make him look better. If you can do the same thing against a string of high caliber fighters, thats where you earn a p4p status. Not beating up chumps.
GSP rolls through high class fighters. He doesnt fight subpar fighters that make him look good. Wanderlei fought cro cop and mark hunt. This is a guy that looks for a challenge. Shogun's brother Ninja fought Quinton Jackson and beat him. (even though the decision went the other way rampage admits there was an error from judges.) Like i said, watch some previous pride videos. Their LHW and HW divisions were strong. WW in UFC is strong.
MW is iffy and sparse. Theres not enough talent in one organization to get a great reading.
You cant beat 4 guys and be called best p4p. After beating 4 guys he ran out of guys to fight. Thats why henderson came down. Thats pretty pathetic. He should move up. Its like GSP beating up Matt Hughes, Pariysian, Dave Strasser, Jay Hieron and then going well, no more people to fight now, im the best without facing miller, sherk, bj penn, kos etc.
I wouldnt consider GSP best p4p after 4 fights either. Its too little to make a conclusion. Dana White just says this crap to make UFC seem like the best. Thats why he constantly puts down Fedor as well by saying he sucks and praises Big Nog who got his @ss kicked by Emalianko.