Two things this video shows us. One, when GSP is wrestling with Roger he makes it look easier than it is, especially with the size difference. Two, when Roger sweeps GSP with ease it shows how world class he is once the fight hits the ground. Both of them are legends.
Some people are already calling GSP the GOAT after his win over Bisping. Obviously that is a huge win and a very difficult fight, but let’s be honest, Bisping is the least dangerous middleweight for GSP to face. They’ve trained together in the past so GSP knew Bisping’s weaknesses which shifted the odds in his favor. There’s no way he would have accepted the fight against Whittaker or Romero. To me that takes away a little from his GOAT status. However, if GSP can beat Conor or Khabib at 155 lbs, then move to face Woodley at 170 lbs, then he would have to be crowned the GOAT. Having three different belts is tough for any person to do. Which is why it hasn’t been done yet.
GSP should beat Conor or Khabib, but those are by no means easy fights. Conor’s power presents problems for GSP, a guy who was once considered to have a chin that is on the weaker side. Khabib also presents a question of who has better wrestling? Another issue to consider is, would GSP be weakened by the weight cut? This would be his first fight at 155 lbs so this is uncharted territory for him. Should he beat either of them, Woodley would be the best match up afterwards. That fight also presents a few problems for GSP. Can he take down Woodley, a guy with great wrestling? Can he avoid Woodley’s power punches? All it takes is one punch from Woodley to end GSP’s night. With all that said, I still pick GSP to beat any of the three fighters mentioned. I’m looking forward to any of these match ups.