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Gratuitous Beatdown of the Day: GSP vs. Sean Sherk

Since we recently went back in time to celebrate one of Thiago Alves‘s past triumphs, it seems only right that we do the same for Georges St. Pierre as we build up to their title fight at UFC 100.  At UFC 56 GSP met Sean Sherk, who had never been finished in his pro career.  Looking back now it seems kind of absurd that he ever competed at welterweight; his reach is a hindrance even at 155.  GSP not only outstruck him on the feet, but also just plain outwrestled him, much to Sherk’s surprise.  It’s not quite as sexy as dropping an opponent with one big bomb, but it’s methodical and it’s dependable.  Makes you wonder, will it be GSP’s wrestling ability that makes the difference against Alves, or will he have a harder time getting someone his own size down to the mat?

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rh- July 2, 2009 at 7:18 am
...I think people are overlooking that Alves has just one inch of reach on Sherk.

one inch. That's it. Yes, he's got great mass, but his reach is going to be an albatross around his neck.

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Canadian Chronic- July 2, 2009 at 5:55 am
GSP gnp the whole match, won't even be close. Alves has great striking and brutal leg kicks, but, he couldn't finish Kos when he had him hurt badly on several occasions. And I think GSP has waaaaaayy better striking than Kos, great jab along with that superman punch leg kick combo. I see GSP taking him down, pounding him, hurtin him badly, then possibly in the 2nd or 3rd round, standing on the feet and trading with him. Gonna be a barnburner of a bout, cant wait.
ArmFarmer- July 2, 2009 at 5:10 am
Then again... Matt Hughes did score one takedown. Didn't do shit with it but he took him down.
Smeewa- July 2, 2009 at 4:51 am
sherk is way to small to be a welter weight
ArmFarmer- July 2, 2009 at 4:37 am
GSP won't be taking alvez down so easily. This will be the first time gsp has to fight someone that could very well be stronger than he is. Will be interesting to see how he fairs without the strength and size advantage. I think Alvez is the superior striker if he can keep the fight on the feet gsp could be goin to sleep.
Chri534.- July 2, 2009 at 2:17 am
If you want to call GSP's dong that, then yes.
rokabee- July 2, 2009 at 1:05 am
wow GSP's jab out reaches Sherks leg kicks
Chri534.- July 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm
It's also a nice reminder that we are surprisingly lucky that the UFC settled on Mike Goldberg alongside Rogan instead of Douchey McDoucherpants (yeah, I can't remember his name, but Jesus he is awful).
MaxTheLimit- July 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm
Watching that fight is an interesting reminder how different GSP is as a fighter now. Back then he was skilled, but didn't have near the tools he has shown in his recent fights. It's hard to say how good Alves is because he hasn't fought enough elite fighter in the division to say how good he is. I still say he should have to beat Fitch before getting to GSP.
NECROPHYTE- July 1, 2009 at 8:46 pm
LMAO @ HALiburton! I thought u said Rob was the best last time!?
HAL_13- July 1, 2009 at 8:39 pm
YOU GOOFY MOTHER FUCKERS KNOW DAMN GOOD AND WELL WHO THE BEST P4P FIGHTER IN THE WORLD IS. I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT IN CASE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN. HE HAS A BROTHER WHO WAS VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE ON THIS SEASONS TUF, AND JUST HAPPENS TO BE FROM LEXINGTON KENTUCKY. GIVE UP YET YA DUMB ASSES. WAIT FOR IT NOW, WAIT FOR IT.........................................................................JUNIE BROWNING HIMSELF. HIS BROTHER ROB IS A TOP CONTENDER AS WELL. FOR FEDOR'S SAKE HE BETTER BE DAMN GLAD HE'S NOT IN THE BROWNING BROTHERS WEIGHT CLASS CAUSE HIS COWARD RUSSIAN ASS WOULD GET FUCKED.
HAL_13- July 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm
HAVE YOU ALL FORGOTTEN THAT FEDOR STILL FUCKING SUCKS, AND HE IS STILL AFRAID OF THE UFC HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION. WELL I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT FEDOR STILL FUCKING SUCKS, AND HE IS STILL AFRAID OF THE UFC HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION. I THOUGHT I'D ALSO LET YOU KNOW THAT ALL YOU HATERS CAN STILL KISS MY ASS WHILE YOUR AT IT.
Goog- July 1, 2009 at 8:12 pm
What Hal said...
NECROPHYTE- July 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm
lol @ Haliburton! So who is the best p4p fighter in the world? Wait for the response...
FreddyFangers- July 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm
I really hate CAPSLOCKHAL but I do find myself reading his posts in my head as if someone is yelling at me.....Touche HAL.
Kazi- July 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm
Sherk looks huge until they pan out and show him in comparison to GSP. Then he looks like a midget. He's like a pokeman.
hows taste my pee pee- July 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm
I can't help but think Alves is going to miss weight...either way, GSP via decision
Savage- July 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm
GSP is gonna run threw Alves Alvy Alvs
Decipleofmagus- July 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm
first, this is a sweet fight, i never saw it till now
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