Mujician Posted September 12, 2012 Report Share Posted September 12, 2012 It is one thing to say that this very talented man does not finish fights because he is scared, fighting safe, win by points, ect. But has anyone ever looked at the actual division and the fighters who are top contenders? I mean how do you know its how tough his opponents are and that they REFUSE to quit? The welterweight division is easily the toughest division when it comes to fighters when comparing to other divisions based on fighters and they're credentials (not getting into every fighter individually). Compared to the Middleweight division it truly seems the welterweight talent is highly superior to the middleweight division when fans are talking about who each champion as fought and beat. You may look at it as Anderson Silva being so dominant that he is simply putting opponents away with ease oppose to the middleweight division not being nearly as skillful as their champion. I mean yes, you can argue that whenever Silva beats an opponent they either disappear to the back end of the line and stay there or get cut. When GSP beats opponents they stick around for rematches and stay in the top 5 or top 10 and put on great shows. Indeed Anderson crumbles his opponents early in fights and shows that they had no business in there with him but, when GSP dominates his opponents he completely breaks them apart. Its not the same as an Anderson fight where he may lose a round or two them come back to finish. GSP is ALWAYS in control. Keeps opponents guessing to break them down mentally so he can impose his will. SO many fans are criticising him on not finishing fights when he is truly trying his best like every other fighter out there. To be honest with you all here, I have been watching MMA(mostly UFC) since it got banned and came back on the air. But just as a spectator of the sport without being biased or having favorite fighters(which I do not), I definitely, 100% of the time, always prefer a 5 round decision beatdown where the fighter cannot do anything in his power to win compared to a 1st round knockout/submission. The 1st round KO is what new generation fans seem to love but after being a fan for such a long time and having much knowledge in the sport changed my views on how fights should be looked at. Not just waiting for the finish but admiring the technique and skill of each and every fighter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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