StrikingMMA -SinCityHustler - I give GSP credit on the Hendricks fight big time. He was clearly not on the gear for that fight and his gas tank showed it (clear to me at least, some claim he was dirty for that fight too). Big Rig muscled him around and roughed him up pretty good. It was 3-1 headed to the 5th on many of the score cards I saw and what did GSP do? He finally stopped with his patented Georges Safe Pierre approach, and he fought for his ass.
I never thought I would see thr French Canadian out of point fight mode, but he sure did. I still don't see how he got the decision, but in terms of the heart he showed, go ahead and have it Georges, I really can't complain about it if he actually fights out there.
I'd love to see him vs Romero. Make it for one of the left over interim belts at 185 so there's resume incentive. If he's healed up now and this colon thing is no longer an issue (he's running around calling for fights with light weights) call a guy out in the division you're a recent champion in, not 2 divisions below. Show some heart Georges, like in the Hendricks fight. I know he does have heart somewhere in there buried under all the safety first precautions.
I always like you and look forward to your commentary. But man you seem to have a serious dislike for GSP and most of what you say is to subtly disparage him. Maybe GSP didn't like being at 185 or maybe GSP decided that he wanted to go after a big money fight with Conor. It's hard to say right now but if anyone has earned the right to focus on their legacy it's GSP. It's not like Conor has ever stayed in one place and defended his belt either. Conor has bounced around twice himself. Conor basically ushered in a new era and GSP is playing the game also now.
Having said that, I'm not sure who you dislike more. Dana or GSP.
You're one of my favorites on here. Your answer, Dana and GSP isn't even in the running. Jones and Rousey are in the running for MMA fighter who I don't like, but GSP is no where close. I don't dislike GSP. I actually like the dude. I tell everyone he's the greatest WW of the past 25 years. I've shared on here he's the 2nd nicest mma fighter I've met at any time (Kongo).
I like taking on the arguments which make excuses for GSP and so of course that puts me in the aspect of discussing the negatives of him. The PED's for example, I'm not bothered by it. It's something that I came up in. It was rampant at the time and something the culture made part of the game. I'm on them right now.
Cormier is one of my favorites, I have no problem admitting he cheated on the scale with the towel. The thing is no one opposes me on that. Lets pretend 1/3 of the board went at me for that and we had 10 pages of back and forth. On lookers would think I despise DC. But that's not so at all. The thing with me is I call it down the line no matter who it is.
When it was viewed as cheating for someone to be on TRT and hardly anyone knew Mir or Randy were on it, I would openly discuss it and not try to keep it under wraps, despite Randy being one of my favorites.
I call these guys on their BS whether I like them or not. GSP has really made it to where he has a ton of BS lately and I've been calling him on it. It doesn't mean I dislike the dude. No I'm not star struck by him as much of the board is, but I don't dislike him either. In fact, I've called his bout vs Hendricks, a bout where most of us believe he was clean, one of my favorite GSP moments when he stop with the point fighting and actually fought Johnny.
Jon Jones, that guys a pile of steaming manure. He's a bad person. He's not deserving of fandom from me. Rousey at least has the excuse she's a psychotic lunatic, but not likable one bit. Perhaps she's not a terrible person, but she sure does seem to try to be one.
I would like GSP a lot more if he had respect for MMA. The GDR move she made, win a belt and drop it without ever bothering to defend is certainly annoying. Like GDR, if she doesn't care about the sport enough to honor her duties as a champion, I don't care about her. And GSP did the exact thing. He makes it hard to support him.
GSP told us he never calls out smaller guys and he had to say that in order to excuse refusing Anderson's challenges. Well now he wants the light weight champ despite him being the middle weight champ. It's tough to like the guy when he has become so obvious and transparent. I still like him and I would love to see him actually take on real opponents, not cherry picked bouts against a light weight. Or a lame duck middle weight coming off knee injury and an eye that's due to be amputated.
I'm still ok with the dude although you just can't believe anything he says "I am contractually obligated to defend". "I do not call out smaller guy". But I'm not about to do any favors to his fans when they start parroting his positions.
How do you see it?