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Silva's performance angers Dana White

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10:23 AM ET 07.31 | One of the saddest things to come in the wake of UFC 112 was the apparent indefinite postponement of a tantalizingly close superfight between UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Champions Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva, respectively. Beat Maia he did, but Silva's off-the-wall performance so angered UFC President Dana White that he told press that the bout was unlikely to ever happen. Since then, White has cooled off a bit on his stance, however noted on this week's episode of MMA Live that it would not be happening anytime soon.

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July 31, 2010  02:38 PM ET

i hope sonnen knocks him out .. money says not but any fight can end any way .. war sonnen!!

July 31, 2010  03:29 PM ET

Silva is STILL AWESOME.

July 31, 2010  08:50 PM ET
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Silva is STILL AWESOME.

Silva has incredible ability. If he wasn't so talented, White would have booted him a few fights ago, when his antics started overshadowing his talents. There is absolutely no place for his hot-dogging and avoiding contact. White knows it, and fans are routinely booing the guy when he starts up with his circus act. He is a great enough talent that he can win fights straight away, not try to be the second coming of Muhammad Ali. White won't give him too many more chances.

August 1, 2010  07:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Silva has incredible ability. If he wasn't so talented, White would have booted him a few fights ago, when his antics started overshadowing his talents. There is absolutely no place for his hot-dogging and avoiding contact. White knows it, and fans are routinely booing the guy when he starts up with his circus act. He is a great enough talent that he can win fights straight away, not try to be the second coming of Muhammad Ali. White won't give him too many more chances.

Couldn't agree more.

August 2, 2010  03:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Silva is STILL AWESOME.

Indeed.

August 2, 2010  08:29 AM ET

He's still the baddest fighter in his division. As much as I like GSP, his chances to win are minimal at 185lb

August 2, 2010  08:29 AM ET

He's still the baddest fighter in his division. As much as I like GSP, his chances to win are minimal at 185lb

August 2, 2010  08:34 AM ET

This topic is several months old. Once again FN T&R is on top of things.

August 2, 2010  08:35 AM ET
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Well, I can see how popular this sport is by the, wait, where is everyone??

Thy're busy not bothering with an ancient story and instead they are in their very active MMA threads.

August 2, 2010  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He's still the baddest fighter in his division. As much as I like GSP, his chances to win are minimal at 185lb

Overcoming the size gap would be a huge problem for GSP.

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August 2, 2010  12:18 PM ET
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Their gonna wait till Silva's a bit older and washed up to make this happen. That's what GSP is waiting on. UFC is slowly turning like boxing everyday I tell you, fighters dodging each other until they feel it's the most opportune time to take advantage.....

Give me an example!

August 2, 2010  03:55 PM ET
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Their gonna wait till Silva's a bit older and washed up to make this happen. That's what GSP is waiting on. UFC is slowly turning like boxing everyday I tell you, fighters dodging each other until they feel it's the most opportune time to take advantage.....

Still waiting.

August 3, 2010  08:23 AM ET
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Their gonna wait till Silva's a bit older and washed up to make this happen. That's what GSP is waiting on. UFC is slowly turning like boxing everyday I tell you, fighters dodging each other until they feel it's the most opportune time to take advantage.....

How do you figure? Who is dodging who? GSP really has no business fighting Silva, huge disadvantage in every area, height, weight, reach and class. Silva walks around 200 pounds on a reg day.

August 3, 2010  09:42 AM ET
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How do you figure? Who is dodging who? GSP really has no business fighting Silva, huge disadvantage in every area, height, weight, reach and class. Silva walks around 200 pounds on a reg day.

Silva is closer to 230, GSP walks around at 195 so if 200 was the case then wieght wouldn't be relevant. What does class mean? Fighting ability? Raw talent and athleticism goes to GSP!

August 3, 2010  11:16 AM ET
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Raw talent and athleticism goes to GSP!

woaaah....easy there! those points are debatable. raw talent i think goes to 'the spider' his pinpoint striking accuracy is uncanny couple that with his length and you have one of the deadliest men on the planet. I would give athleticism to gsp - his pace in the cage is that of someone in the featherweight division - simply incredible. his overall well roundness makes him one of the other deadliest men on the planet.
but again, silva is simply the naturally larger man. most of the time that is too much for even the most skilled fighter and becomes even more important when you talking about such great fighters.

August 3, 2010  01:31 PM ET
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Silva is closer to 230, GSP walks around at 195 so if 200 was the case then wieght wouldn't be relevant. What does class mean? Fighting ability? Raw talent and athleticism goes to GSP!

Different class meaning different weight class. As to raw talent you are incorrect, Silva has more raw talent then anyone in the league. Have you watched any of his fights? How he dominated Forrest Griffen with his striking or how he man handled Mia before clowning around. GSP is more one dimensional and that is with his wrestling, he is not that great of a striker BUT can exchange but not as dominate as Silva... Silva ground is so percised that he has great defense on the take downs and can also submit. Regardless how natural weight my point being is Silva is the bigger opponent. Silva would destroy GSP, GSP would have a hard time taking him down just like all the rest.

August 3, 2010  02:08 PM ET
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woaaah....easy there! those points are debatable. raw talent i think goes to 'the spider' his pinpoint striking accuracy is uncanny couple that with his length and you have one of the deadliest men on the planet. I would give athleticism to gsp - his pace in the cage is that of someone in the featherweight division - simply incredible. his overall well roundness makes him one of the other deadliest men on the planet.but again, silva is simply the naturally larger man. most of the time that is too much for even the most skilled fighter and becomes even more important when you talking about such great fighters.

Raw talent: That means pure skill in every set; Silva is a more powerful and technical striker and thats his edge along with the size you mention GSP has superior wrestling, unquestionable BJJ which are as good as if not better than Silvas, and the clinch game would also be a toss up....

It's possible that neither man has one up on the other which makes this fight super interesting except for the fact that GSP just appears to be too small

August 3, 2010  02:14 PM ET
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Different class meaning different weight class. As to raw talent you are incorrect, Silva has more raw talent then anyone in the league. Have you watched any of his fights? How he dominated Forrest Griffen with his striking or how he man handled Mia before clowning around. GSP is more one dimensional and that is with his wrestling, he is not that great of a striker BUT can exchange but not as dominate as Silva... Silva ground is so percised that he has great defense on the take downs and can also submit. Regardless how natural weight my point being is Silva is the bigger opponent. Silva would destroy GSP, GSP would have a hard time taking him down just like all the rest.

This is funny. First off, the only thing you tote when talking about Silva's raw talent is his striking. I did see the Forrest fight and I saw Forrest quit after getting hit with a damn JAB! The Maia fight, you can't mention that without anyone thinking its a joke because that makes two fights where Silva has shown a fear of going to the ground with two amazing BJJ practioners. He refused to follow Leites to the ground and did the EXACT same thing with Maia. Win or lose Silva made himself look like a clown in that Maia fight because although he lost, Maia was the only one fighting after the 2nd round.

I hate that line now... GSP can't take so and so down, no one can take so and so down. GSP dumps world class wrestlers on their **** for fun and makes it look like sparring practice. He does it to all #1 and #2 contenders that can be thrown at him. God forbid you have little takedown/wrestling defense to begin with! The only person GSP WOULDN'T be able to take down is GSP!

 
August 3, 2010  02:31 PM ET
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Raw talent: That means pure skill in every set;

raw talent by my definition would be his natural god given ability or attributes.

this one will probably end up as a 'what if??

But I would most definitely watch this fight if it ever came to fruition

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