Rashad: GSP ‘definitely’ beats Silva
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.”