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12-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by PhysicX View Post
Josh Koscheck
Height: 5ft. 10
Reach: 73'

Jon Fitch
Height: 6ft.
Reach: 74'

Jake Shields
Height: 6ft.
Reach: 72'

Carlos Condit
Height: 6ft. 2
Weight: 76'

Georges St-Pierre
Height: 5ft. 10
Reach: 76'

Anderson Silva
Height: 6ft. 2
Reach: 77.6'

Anderson Silva having both the height and reach advantage means that GSP would have to close the distance standing up against a better stand-up fighter. He won't be able to rely on his jab, which was an important tool in his last fights. So how does he get Anderson Silva to the ground? Does he push forward like Sonnen did, or does he stand against Silva and mix combinations with takedown attemps?
I think GSP can still rely on his jab because his foot work is remarkably fast. However, I also expect him to eat some punches because of it, especially seeing how it's one of Silva's strength (counterattack+precision).
If I recall correctly, reach is only measured from one hand to the other. Silva's legs are also very long, and they also help keep his opponents at bay.

I think the best way for GSP is to cycle, try to get in and out with fast jabs and perhaps leg kicks, and then rush (no pun intended) for the takedown. The longer the these guys stay up on their feet, the worse it is for GSP.

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