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Does GSP believe Anderson Silva cuts from 230 lbs?

GSP continues to respond that Anderson Silva is too big for him when questioned about a match up between the champs. GSP has mentioned that Silva can walk around at 230 lbs and he walks around at 190 lbs. GSP is making accurate statements. However, he is leaving out important details. GSP doesn't put on fat between camps. He walks around near fight shape all the time with very little body fat. We know that Silva likes to eat junk food between camps and can balloon up to 230 lbs. However, after training heavily during camp, Silva weighs about 205 lbs before cutting to 185 lbs. See: http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/425918/Anderson-Silva-already-near-weight-White-says-Bonnar-will-be-crazy-bigger

At a catchweight of 177 lbs, Silva would have to weigh less before a cut and GSP would have the option of weighing more. It doesn't matter how fat Silva gets after training. It only matters what he weighs on fight night. Surely GSP understands that their fight night weights are only about 15 lbs apart as it is. At a catchweight of 177 lbs, Silva would have to weigh less before a cut and GSP would have the options of weighing more before a cut. GSP is making accurate statements but they can mislead fans. MMA journalists should question GSP better on this issue. I can't believe none of them have responded that Silva doesn't cut from 230 lbs. If GSP doesn't want to go to 177 lbs to meet Silva, that is his right. However, just how much bigger would Silva really be on fight night at 177 lbs? I'd wager they'd be pretty close and GSP knows this.

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