General UFC/MMA/boxing discussion - Pascal vs. Kovalev
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12-03-2012, 08:16 PM
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Basically, it's a super lousy deal for GSP at this point unless he's getting crazy money for the fight. Right now, GSP makes more money and is more popular than any MMA fighter by a landslide. He doesn't need this fight at this moment. Silva, on the other hand, can propel himself to GSP's current status as the most popular fighter, and make GSP money, by doing this fight and beating GSP. The risk/reward proposition for Silva is much much more attractive and makes more sense.
Actually, I think it's mainly because there really is nobody left for Silva to fight in his division. You know who's the #2 ranked MW? Michael freaking Bisping.
So who else is there really? Stephen Bonnar? That was a joke.
There's really only two guys. Jones or GSP.
I don't think it has much to do with Silva wanting to propel himself to GSP's popularity.
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