Do You Believe GSP Can Make 155?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Sansnom, May 15, 2018.

  1. Sansnom Yellow Card

    Sansnom
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Messages:
    3,910
    Likes Received:
    14,426
    There's been a lot of talk recently about GSP possibly going down to 155.

    GSP has also mentionned in recent interviews that he can make the weight and even hinted at possibly going down if there was a big fight to be made.

    But here's what he had to say when asked about it back in 2013:

    Timestamped:



    "It would be really hard to do, I don't say it's impossible but I haven't considered it yet.."

    Personally, I think he can make it based on how disciplined and strategic he and his team have always been when it comes to planning etc.. But I do believe it would have a significant impact on his performance.

    What do you guys think? Can he make the weight? If so, how do you see it affecting his performance?
     
    #1
    Flex Plexico and blackhat like this.
  2. Tom Terrific Red Belt

    Tom Terrific
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    8,696
    Likes Received:
    26,381
    Location:
    New Ringland
    If he goes down to 155, Nate beats him.
     
    #2
    AC1D1K and MysticCam like this.
  3. accolyte1022 S.T.A.L.K.E.R belt

    accolyte1022
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    20,569
    Likes Received:
    18,728
    Location:
    Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
    Salmonella does wonders for weight loss.
     
    #3
    tasticles and Sansnom like this.
  4. JoshR86 Brown Belt

    JoshR86
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    4,965
    Likes Received:
    3,386
    Right now LW is the money division, you have Conor, Nate, Khabib that would all be great $$ fights for GSP.

    GSP best weight was 187, even while trying to bulk up for MW he was only to walk into the cage at 191lbs, a measly 6lbs gain


    Plenty of LW's, for instance Khabib and Tony cut down from 190-200lbs and GSP is probably the most disciplined athlete to compete.

    If he says he can I have no reason to doubt him, although I do feel like a tune up fight is the right move to see how his body reacts to a cut He's never made before.
     
    #4
  5. Dozer . Brown Belt

    Dozer .
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    10,147
    PreUSADA no way
     
    #5
    UsernameLOL and Fahcough like this.
  6. Sansnom Yellow Card

    Sansnom
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Messages:
    3,910
    Likes Received:
    14,426
    Cmon lol

    Khabib? Maybe

    But Nate Diaz?

    [​IMG]
     
    #6
    FlowchartRog, Adjutant, Roljo and 4 others like this.
  7. jojoRed Purple Belt

    jojoRed
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    10,406
    Location:
    Living in the future, so the present is my past.
    Maybe that manufactured colitis claim to duck Bobby might actual be true if he makes 155. Well damn....<TheWire1>
     
    #7
    Devilton and Mammothman like this.
  8. Fahcough Brown Belt

    Fahcough
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,765
    Likes Received:
    8,156
    Location:
    South, the deep south
    To go from 185 to 155, he's gonna deflate. That's a lot of cardio, will look sickly
     
    #8
    AC1D1K, Fedor>Cain, taugrim and 2 others like this.
  9. VinceArch Venom in the veins.

    VinceArch
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    11,417
    Likes Received:
    12,141
    I think he can but it won't benefit him.
     
    #9
  10. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

    Ares Black
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    9,140
    Likes Received:
    10,502
    Location:
    Ottawa,Ontario
    He definitely can, but I don't know if he should.
     
    #10
  11. punky brewster Black Belt

    punky brewster
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    6,028
    Likes Received:
    8,068
    GSP debut UFC 46
    [​IMG]


    Feb 2018

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    He can def make 155
     
    #11
  12. rurouni Yellow Card

    rurouni
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,086
    Likes Received:
    4,289
    with great difficulties
     
    #12
  13. Sonny Qc Gold Belt

    Sonny Qc
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    15,122
    Likes Received:
    42,860
    Location:
    Québec City, CAN
    Easily

    Always could.
     
    #13
  14. ineverpost Brown Belt

    ineverpost
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    4,551
    Likes Received:
    2,387
    Doesn't matter as long as he hits 162 or so. Nate will gladly take a six figure bonus for GSP blowing it
     
    #14
  15. DS66 Blue Belt

    DS66
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    He walks around at like 180-185 normally, from what I've heard. That's like the average walk around weight for LW's these days. And with GSP's work ethic and discipline, I see no reason at all why he couldn't make 155.
     
    #15
  16. 30% Usman White Belt

    30% Usman
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2018
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    196
    Location:
    Kosova , Albania
    conceive believe achieve
     
    #16
    Espresso, Ortegoat and notori0us1 like this.
  17. The Professional Green Belt

    The Professional
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    3,169
    Nate might have a hard time cutting to 155 these days. always been a rough cut for him and he's even bigger now due to the layoff.

    anyway fight's not happening and if GSP wins another TS or belt in another division and bounces, he's going straight to hell when he dies
     
    #17
  18. Workaholic Red Belt

    Workaholic
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,758
    Likes Received:
    10,193
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    He weighs less than Tony walking around so I'm sure he can

    I'm not sure he should
     
    #18
    JbModest and AnotherOldGuy like this.
  19. RockyLockridge Black Belt

    RockyLockridge
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    7,487
    Likes Received:
    2,407
    Yeah, I think he could. I'm certain he could have at one point in his career, anyway. not entirely sure about 2018
     
    #19
  20. mirror45 Purple Belt

    mirror45
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    3,224
    I think he can. He is a big lightweight, average sized welterweight and small middleweight
     
    #20
    Ottawaguy and MMA MASTER like this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"