General UFC/MMA/boxing discussion - Bute vs. Pascal?
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11-22-2012, 08:23 AM
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I'm curious to the answer of your last question as well. I guess when people say GSP has the advantage on the ground they're assuming he'll be in top control, which is a pretty fair assumption, however, GSP on his back isn't impressive at all, he's not in Silva's league from his back.
We seen in the 2nd fight that with Sonnen that Silva has pretty good take down defense as well. The problem lies that he is usually comfortable off his back. He learned from the 1st fight that being on your back against an outstanding wrestler like Sonnen was not in his best interest. Sonnen got him down in the first, but after that he was stuffed. To me, Sonnen is a better wrestler than GSP.
Not only that, but sonnen has a more powerful punch with his weight, and you see how silva took his hits for 5 rounds. GSP can't compete with that... He's just too small
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