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View Poll Results: Where does this fight rank among GSP's greatest victories?
All things considered, it's his best win 6 13.95%
Top 3 23 53.49%
Top 5 9 20.93%
Outside his top 5 best wins 5 11.63%
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default How do you rate tonight's performance in terms of GSP's career-best fights?

It has to be at or near the top, surely.

With the quality of opponent, the cage rust, the injury concern, the overcoming of significant adversity, the emphatic manner of the win, it all adds up to being mighty impressive. Condit fought his ass off too, he showed up. He didn't underperform - he just ran into an awesome GSP performance.

But how impressive was it?

Where do you rank this fight, in terms of GSP's legacy fights in his career?

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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The match with Conduit showed that GPS is just a one dimensional fighter who relies on athletic gifts over actual skill.

Tonight he looked like a Canadian version of Mark Coleman without the steroids.

Zero ability to finish, no submissions... hell, I dont even remember seeing GPS attempt or try to set up a submission.

But, physical fitness is the greatest asset in an athlete and GPS delivered in that department.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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The match with Conduit showed that GPS is just a one dimensional fighter who relies on athletic gifts over actual skill.

Tonight he looked like a Canadian version of Mark Coleman without the steroids.

Zero ability to finish, no submissions... hell, I dont even remember seeing GPS attempt or try to set up a submission.

But, physical fitness is the greatest asset in an athlete and GPS delivered in that department.

So if St. Pierre didn't even "attempt or try to set up a submission," how are you to know he has "zero ability to finish."

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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Historically, Jon Fitch was and still is St. Pierre's greatest opponent. (Penn's best is at lightweight.)

But skill-wise -- Condit is definitely St. Pierre's top opposition. St. Pierre's win over Condit should be amongst his very best.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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The match with Conduit showed that GPS is just a one dimensional fighter who relies on athletic gifts over actual skill.

Tonight he looked like a Canadian version of Mark Coleman without the steroids.

Zero ability to finish, no submissions... hell, I dont even remember seeing GPS attempt or try to set up a submission.

But, physical fitness is the greatest asset in an athlete and GPS delivered in that department.
Athletic gifts over actual skill... wow....
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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All things considered, it's his best win......

He came back from knee surgery, controlled a fight, and left CC with a vagina on the side of his head. But, the most impressive thing about last night was recovering from that kick to the head and grounding his opponent about a minute later.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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Considering the layoff and opponent being a striking and submission risk I think it was quite good. I expected a clear victory simply because of the wrestling but I must admit GSP made it harder than it had to be. Immediately on the front foot and in the line of fire. Very un GSP like but credit ot him.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Could be his best.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Actually, not that impressive since He was abit gassed out there which is not the usual GSP.

Also, Condit have tons of heart and grit but He is abit overrated and not as great as advertised. Prime GSP would have had an easier time.

Condit got outstruck (besides that no look kick) and He was supposed to be a deadly MT fighter. He also couldnt stop a TD if his life depended on it. A LW BJ Penn at least managed to defend the TD before He gassed.

His BJJ is all to defend and stall, didnt came close to any subs.

Hendricks I think would be a tougher opponnent. This guy has the x factor, He touches you and its nite nite. I give him a good chance of putting the lights out of GSP.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #10
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Great win but not his best. Conduit was scared and his striking was poor even for somebody scared of a takedown. He kept trying that 1,2 kick combo and just happened to get lucky once because of the weird angle of the kick. He doesn't know how to throw a proper blow like Hendricks If sierra can KO gsp you know Hendricks is set to be ****ing champ

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The best performance of GSP's career was when he took Hughes out in the rematch. What he did to Fitch was also really impressive.

Though he showed more vulnerability against Condit than he has in awhile, it was also GSP's return from a long layoff, and Condit was arguably his best opponent in a long, long time.

I'd say it was his third best win. I want to see my boy Hendricks get a crack at him. If anyone can take GSP out at 170, it's him. The Silva fight is a farce. That'd be like Floyd or Manny fighting Andre Ward.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #12
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You'd have to rank it third behind his first win over Hughes and second win over Penn.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #13
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Actually, not that impressive since He was abit gassed out there which is not the usual GSP.

Also, Condit have tons of heart and grit but He is abit overrated and not as great as advertised. Prime GSP would have had an easier time.

Condit got outstruck (besides that no look kick) and He was supposed to be a deadly MT fighter. He also couldnt stop a TD if his life depended on it. A LW BJ Penn at least managed to defend the TD before He gassed.

His BJJ is all to defend and stall, didnt came close to any subs.

Hendricks I think would be a tougher opponnent. This guy has the x factor, He touches you and its nite nite. I give him a good chance of putting the lights out of GSP.
Jesus you don't expect much, do you.

GSP came back after an 18 month layoff from an injury that's one step down from career-ending. He jumped right into the cage against the top guy in the division, and won 4 rounds out of 5. Only lost the third round because of a flush headkick he didn't see coming at all, and then he fought his way out of big trouble and within a minute was back to controlling Condit and winning the round.

Condit fought his ass off at a high pace, was actively looking to win the fight every minute of every round, and would have been a very dangerous opponent for any welter. And as far as him not stopping GSP's takedowns - who does stop GSP's takedowns? If you name 3 guys in the history of the sport who have the best TDD, Penn is one of them.

And Condit did threaten with subs, but his problem was that GSP reacted to them as soon as they started. He didn't get caught in one because he is just that damned good.

And yeah, GSP gassed a little bit in the last round. But not enough that he didn't clearly win that round against a still-busy Condit. And when the fight ended, GSP was in top position raining down powerful punches on Condit's face. Spectacular performance IMO, and all things considered, if it wasn't his career-best performance it was right up there.

Agreed that Hendricks is a dangerous man though. He just has that x factor in his hands. If he lands one of his bombs flush I reckon he'd spark Anderson out with one shot, let alone GSP.

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I think that kick is overrated it was wild, landed high on the head and gsp didn't seem all that hurt at all, his eyes looked clear as he went down. I think there is a case for gsp winning even that round.

Good win regardless, its rare I make a correct prediction so I'm going to stick to my guns and say I am unsurprised that gsp made it that clear as he simply is an amazing mixed martial artist (Despite his lack of desire to finish)
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #15
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Actually, not that impressive since He was abit gassed out there which is not the usual GSP.

Also, Condit have tons of heart and grit but He is abit overrated and not as great as advertised. Prime GSP would have had an easier time.

Condit got outstruck (besides that no look kick) and He was supposed to be a deadly MT fighter. He also couldnt stop a TD if his life depended on it. A LW BJ Penn at least managed to defend the TD before He gassed.

His BJJ is all to defend and stall, didnt came close to any subs.

Hendricks I think would be a tougher opponnent. This guy has the x factor, He touches you and its nite nite. I give him a good chance of putting the lights out of GSP.

christ almighty..
and condit is actually UNDERated
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