Rashad: GSP 'definitely' beats Silva

by Luke Thomas | source: mmafighting

Rashad Evans appeared recently on Monday's The MMA Hour and talked about the potential superfight between Anderson Silva, and his former Jackson's MMA teammate Georges St-Pierre.

First he discussed St-Pierre's comeback performance vs. Carlos Condit.

"I thought it was outstanding," said Evans. "Right out the gate, he did something to Carlos which really changed it up from the beginning. He put him on a black line, that outside edge of the cage. And he kept him on that black line, pretty much kept him on his heels the entire time. It's really hard to mount an offensive attack when you're on your heels and you're backing up. That was something Georges did right out the gate. The only time he did get in trouble, Carlos was pushing forward and he got caught with that left high kick."

Asked if St-Pierre has a shot against 'The Spider', Evans was unequivocal.

"Oh yeah, I definitely think he has a shot against Anderson," said Evans. "One thing about Anderson is this right here: Anderson's a great fighter, but one thing with Anderson is that he has such a problem with defending the takedown. And then on the ground even sometimes he allows people to advance position way too much."

"You see Chael Sonnen, the second time he fought him," Evans continued. "He took him down and before the round's over he had him in mount. You get a guy like Georges St-Pierre in a position like that, Anderson may not make it to another round."

"You know [Silva]'s going to get taken down, but what it comes down to is does Georges have enough razzle dazzle in order to get in to take a shot? And I say 'yes'".

"I think Georges beats Anderson, yeah," he said. "I really do."

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anunaki site profile image  

11/22/12 11:08 AM by anunaki

If spider lands a kick like condit did its all slow singing and flower bringing from there

TeamRenzo site profile image  

11/22/12 9:30 AM by TeamRenzo

To be fair GSP hadnt fought in 18 months, there was bound to be ring rust.

canuck34 site profile image  

11/22/12 9:26 AM by canuck34

I a huge GSP fan and I do believe that he would be able to get Anderson down a few times...especially since it has often been said that he has owned several 205ers in training wrestling. There was one training camp where an anonymous source said GSP was dominating Rashad on the mat.However, and I hate to say it, I think Anderson absolutely destroys him. No way it goes past 2 rounds.

XcessiveZ site profile image  

11/22/12 7:59 AM by XcessiveZ

Would love silva vs rashad @185 or 205.

UGCTT Combat Can Happen site profile image  

11/22/12 6:05 AM by UGCTT Combat Can Happen

LOLI stopped reading this thread after this.I know there's probably some intelligent discussion, but damn. GSP beats Marquardt worse than Sonnen did.

UGCTT_Shope site profile image  

11/22/12 6:01 AM by UGCTT_Shope

Exactly. A lot of the damage to GSP's face came from Condit's strikes from the bottom.

burner22 site profile image  

11/22/12 5:57 AM by burner22

Ah I'd have to disagree, Nate certainly has more varied stand-up, but his footwork is nowhere near as good, and he is not as good defensively either. And he might have better submissions but gsp's overall ground game is superior.( better passing, better control) and the thing that really sets gsp apart of course is his transitions. Nobody does a better job of flowing between the different disciplines than gsp. Making his total mma game far greater than the sum of it's parts.

VictorG site profile image  

11/22/12 5:56 AM by VictorG

GSP is absolutely the most well rounded fighter and does not make many mistakes. The fighter to beat him is an unorthodox player who got tricks and will catch him by suprise. A.Silva is the man for the job but GSP is the favorite in this matchup if you ask me. They are both each others cryptonites tho.

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11/22/12 5:06 AM by UGCTT_nightkap

Wow....^^...I have no words...

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11/22/12 4:23 AM by wreckker

Rashad got into my stash and smoked too big a nug!That jab will not work on anderson.Anderson is just too accurate and even more precise than hes ever been.1 shot is all he needs.Gsp vs hendricks!