Freddie Roach: I don't think GSP vs. Silva will happen, Silva too big

source: fighthubtv
 

"I've trained both guys, and Anderson is a very talented boxer," said Freddie Roach. "He is very good. He's 6-0 as a pro in Brazil. He has more experience than a lot of the guys in the UFC.

"But the thing is... he's just too big, the size difference, they want Georges to go up in weight and him to come down in weight and so forth and Georges told me he's not comfortable coming up in weight. He likes the weight he's fighting at now, that's where he's best and I don't think this fight is really going to happen because I think that he's too big for him."

" I want to see it (Diaz vs. GSP) becuase they tell he hes the best boxer in MMA, and I don't see it that way... I have a good gameplan to nullify his offense." 

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orcus site profile image  

9/6/12 12:44 PM by orcus

  Silva is a large MW in terms of what? Height? It's certainly not in terms of weight. " Silva's walking weight is up to 230 " So? Are they fighting at their walking weights? " he was likely close to 220 pounds when facing Forrest.  " Did he look 14lb heavier in the fight than he did at the weighin to you? Did he looked drawn out and dehydrated at the weighin? And, of course: Would he be fighting GSP at a 205lb weighin?

orcus site profile image  

9/6/12 12:44 PM by orcus

  Silva is a large MW in terms of what? Height? It's certainly not in terms of weight. " Silva's walking weight is up to 230 " So? Are they fighting at their walking weights? " he was likely close to 220 pounds when facing Forrest.  " Did he look 14lb heavier in the fight than he did at the weighin to you? Did he looked drawn out and dehydrated at the weighin? And, of course: Would he be fighting GSP at a 205lb weighin?

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9/6/12 12:28 PM by blacksamurai

Don't ever put K-1 and ju jitsu in the same sentence as Olympic wrestling, and Judo. K-1 is pretty much irrelevant in most countries sans a handful, and it doesn't attract the better athletes from said countries its popular in. Ju Jitsu will continue to be a fringe sport until its day on the olympic stage which will take a while as ultimate frisbee will sadly makes its appearance before jj its not even that popular in its home country brazil indoor and beach volleyball is more popular... When was the last time you heard of any of the better eastern euro, Russian sambo players at the "worlds" or adcc or any of the world class wrestlers from Chechnya, Azerbaijan, or Kazakhstan my point exactly cause bjj is irrelevant in those countries...

blacksamurai site profile image  

9/6/12 12:28 PM by blacksamurai

Don't ever put K-1 and ju jitsu in the same sentence as Olympic wrestling, and Judo. K-1 is pretty much irrelevant in most countries sans a handful, and it doesn't attract the better athletes from said countries its popular in. Ju Jitsu will continue to be a fringe sport until its day on the olympic stage which will take a while as ultimate frisbee will sadly makes its appearance before jj its not even that popular in its home country brazil indoor and beach volleyball is more popular... When was the last time you heard of any of the better eastern euro, Russian sambo players at the "worlds" or adcc or any of the world class wrestlers from Chechnya, Azerbaijan, or Kazakhstan my point exactly cause bjj is irrelevant in those countries...

blacksamurai site profile image  

9/6/12 8:31 AM by blacksamurai

WTF does him knowing what a takedown is matter as if Anderson fucking up GSP with his hands cause he is to big, and too skilled oh, and then GSP shoots you dont think size doesnt help in TD defense? He fucking stopped a bigger more decorated Chaels TD In the 2nd fight you don't think he can't stop a smaller mans TD regardless if GSP is the all-around more skilled better wrestler than himself? Even if GSP gets him down At the very least Spider Is bigger stalls, holds him and breaks his posture till the next round we've all seen it before then the fight starts standing again and you know what happens next...

blacksamurai site profile image  

9/6/12 8:31 AM by blacksamurai

WTF does him knowing what a takedown is matter as if Anderson fucking up GSP with his hands cause he is to big, and too skilled oh, and then GSP shoots you dont think size doesnt help in TD defense? He fucking stopped a bigger more decorated Chaels TD In the 2nd fight you don't think he can't stop a smaller mans TD regardless if GSP is the all-around more skilled better wrestler than himself? Even if GSP gets him down At the very least Spider Is bigger stalls, holds him and breaks his posture till the next round we've all seen it before then the fight starts standing again and you know what happens next...

Entreri site profile image  

9/6/12 8:18 AM by Entreri

Silva is a large MW and GSP is an average size WW. Silva's walking weight is up to 230, he was likely close to 220 pounds when facing Forrest. If anything, Silva as the supposed GOAT should be asking for Jones.

Entreri site profile image  

9/6/12 8:18 AM by Entreri

Silva is a large MW and GSP is an average size WW. Silva's walking weight is up to 230, he was likely close to 220 pounds when facing Forrest. If anything, Silva as the supposed GOAT should be asking for Jones.

Strykr619 site profile image  

9/6/12 6:01 AM by Strykr619

  Freddie is an MMA fan, people gotta understand his medical condition, Rumor is when Pacquaio hangs it up Roach might do the same, his Parkinson's is not getting any better.  If Freddie didn't have Parkinson's I bet he would have taken up BJJ. 

Strykr619 site profile image  

9/6/12 6:01 AM by Strykr619

  Freddie is an MMA fan, people gotta understand his medical condition, Rumor is when Pacquaio hangs it up Roach might do the same, his Parkinson's is not getting any better.  If Freddie didn't have Parkinson's I bet he would have taken up BJJ. 



 

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