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GSP is not boring but his dominance is...

GSP is not a boring fighter by any stretch of the imagination. I enjoyed last nights fight with Dan Hardy and was impressed once again with how dominant GSP has become over the rest of the welterweight division. On the other hand I can see how some would consider the performance displayed by one of the p4p best fighters in the world "boring". Those who tune into UFC or MMA events in general usually do so looking for brutal KOs or exciting submissions and in those aspects GSP failed to deliver. I take the stance (as some of you already have) that this was by no fault of his own. Dan Hardy earned a ton of respect from me and many others with his toughness and unwillingness to submit when many others would have. All of that being said I can not help but think that maybe the reason people are starting to call GSP boring is that his fights are starting to become very predictable. My friend predicted a 1 round destruction of Dan Hardy last night and I was quick to give my opinion that it would end the way the last two title defenses by GSP have ended, with a dominating decision victory for the champion. Do I think that GSP has lost the ability to finish opponents in his division? Not in the least bit. I do believe that fighters who work their way up to a championship fight do so for a reason. They are usually very tough and very game opponents. This is why I believe his fights are ending without finishes. When you are the champion every fight you enter is going to be against (theoretically) the 2nd best fighter in your division. Those fighters are going to be difficult to finish even if you dominate in every aspect of the fight as GSP does. No one and I mean NO ONE has cleaned out his division the way that GSP has. If last nights performance was anything, it was further proof to me that the time has come for GSP to move into the middleweight division. He has nothing left to prove at welterweight and if he stays there one would be foolish to think that the results of his future fights are going to turn out much different than his last. 

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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