Who poses the biggest threat to GSP?

by Josh Gross |

Welterweight has never been better, and St-Pierre is lined up to face the most difficult challenges of his career. An emerging contingent of contenders appear capable of beating the French-Canadian fighter. And not just in the maybe-he'll-win-a-round-or-make-it-competitive sort of of way. Like actually stopping St-Pierre from doing what he wants, and maybe, just maybe, stopping him outright.

There are, in my estimation, three fighters at 170 right now that can do this: Johny Hendricks, Demian Maia, and Jake Ellenberger. And others appear to be legitimate threats. Carlos Condit is young enough and dangerous enough to pull something off if he gets another shot.

Tyron Woodley looks specially built to test GSP. You’d be a fool to sleep on Tarec Saffiedine, even if wrestling isn’t in his blood.

First up, according to UFC president Dana White, comes a deserving Hendricks, whose fight of the night brawl with Condit stacks up just fine against anything 2013 has produced thus far.

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Colboyo site profile image  

3/18/13 10:31 PM by Colboyo


da Vinci 81 site profile image  

3/18/13 2:00 PM by da Vinci 81

Hendricks poses a legit threat. GSP's takedowns and cardio looked a notch or two below what they usually do so I hope he shores that up before taking him on.

Big Pookie site profile image  

3/18/13 1:54 PM by Big Pookie

Fallon Fox

Condit's Face Broke My Hand site profile image  

3/18/13 1:34 PM by Condit's Face Broke My Hand

Erick Silva in 18 months

Billytk site profile image  

3/18/13 1:31 PM by Billytk

because diaz had so much success in the first fight LMFAO, nick showed he has 0 chance against GSP. nick's ONLY hope everyone said was if he could avoid the TDs but GSP stood with him for over half the fight and beat him convincingly in the stand up so how could diaz be considered a threat.

Billytk site profile image  

3/18/13 1:29 PM by Billytk

The only real threat to GSP at WW currently is GSP the only way he loses is if he makes a mistake and comes in not mentally prepared like he did against Serra the first time. But since he learned from that mistake I don't think he'll come in in too confident and over look a opponent again.

BuddyRevell site profile image  

3/18/13 1:22 PM by BuddyRevell

Big Rig because he's dangerous in two categories with his one-punch power and his top-notch wrestling. Maia is too one-dimensional.

StrikeforceSupporter site profile image  

3/18/13 1:21 PM by StrikeforceSupporter

Ellenberger vs McDonaldCondit vs LawlerDiaz vs KapmannMaia vs SaffiedineMein vs winner of matt brown/Dan Hardy

chaplinshouse site profile image  

3/18/13 1:19 PM by chaplinshouse

get it? cuz he's a blanket? da he! 

bhealthy site profile image  

3/18/13 1:16 PM by bhealthy

excellent post.