mike hammer - I've met GSP in person blacksamurai and although he's a physical specimen he's not a big guy compared to other UFC fighters I've seen in his division. Thiago Alves for example is a fair amount bigger than GSP is. Silva has a substantial amount of size on GSP.

Anyways long story short Silva wants this fight over going up against Bones Jones because he's looking for a big pay day against a much smaller opponent that he knows he can beat. He knows if him and Bones ever fought that he would end up on his back on the receiving end of repeated elbow blows from the top. Bones would brutalize him plain and simple so he's looking for an easier fight.
But yeah pre-Mike Dolce Thiago was huge, but Gleison is actually the same size which is funny... Phone Post