GSP vs. Frank Shamrock in Their Primes: A UFC Retrospective

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GSP vs. Frank Shamrock in Their Primes: A UFC Retrospective

Everyone loves good fiction.

If you like historical fiction, then Dan Brown might be right up your alley. If you like horror, you don’t have to look any further than Stephen King.

For fight fans, they usually need only look as far as the next fight fan.

When it comes to fight fiction, it normally begins with a question: “Who would win if…?”

You see, more often than not, we can’t let go of the great fighters of the past, especially while enjoying their present-day counterparts.

It’s the question that drives us.

When considering that question, I often begin to ponder the possibilities of a match between one of today’s best, GSP, and a legend of yesterday, Frank Shamrock.

Who would win if these two fighters could have met in their primes?

Sadly, any discussion like this tends to oversimplify intangibles that really cannot be measured without a real contest, so your opinion is just as good as mine.

But it’s still a thrilling thought, especially when you consider just how similar GSP is to yesterday’s Frank Shamrock.

Of course, while similar is good, it is usually the differences between two fighters that make for a great fight.

So, if you care to come with me, let’s take a seat and ponder the “If’s” that come to mind in the fictional bout between Georges St-Pierre and Frank Shamrock. 

It’s a pleasant fiction, to be sure.

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