Anthony Johnson Has Officially Joined the G.S.P. Club

David KimContributor IIApril 4, 2011

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Okay, I know what you're thinking—"What's the G.S.P. club, and how do I become a member?"

Before you start imagining yourself in a room full of guys dressed like the Karate Kid, talking "MMA shop," I must tell you—only professional MMA fighters can be a part of this club, sorry.

You might also be thinking, "what does G.S.P. stand for?"

G.S.P. stands for Gas, Subdue, Points.  It's a club I just made up that consists of the following fighters (so far): Jon Fitch, Dong Hyun Kim, Chael Sonnen, Jake Shields, Rashad Evans, Georges St-Pierre (the club president and its most decorated member) and of course, its most recent inductee, Anthony Johnson.

Now, before I get to why I created this club and the details such as the cost of membership, I'd like you to take a look at the video of a recent interview with Anthony Johnson.  Here's a little background to help put the interview into context:

Johnson talked a lot of trash before his recent bout with Dan Hardy and suggested that he was going to knock Hardy out.  Come fight night, Johnson refused to stand with Hardy and wrestled his way to a decision victory without inflicting any significant damage to his opponent.  Hardy has since communicated that he "hates being in boring fights."

This is when you click the video to your right...

Anthony Johnson does not look very happy about his most recent victory, does he? He seems very defensive, doesn't he? Anthony Johnson does not seem very proud of himself.  But that's the price you pay to become a member of the G.S.P club.  That's right, the cost of membership is your pride.  You must give it up.

Members of the G.S.P. club fight with the mentality to Gas, Subdue and gather Points.  They will not be phased by the boos from the crowd; they will continue to try to gas and subdue their opponent.  Other guidelines include:  If anyone accuses you or a fellow G.S.P member of being boring, label them as a hater or as an uneducated MMA fan.

The club was created to make it easier for the average (and potential) MMA fan, to identify which fights they should watch.  This helps them prioritize MMA with all the other things going on in their life.  The rule of thumb: If a member of the G.S.P club is fighting, you probably won't miss much.

I've probably left out some fighters who are also worthy of being in this exclusive club.  If you think of any, leave it in the comments and I'll consider adding them to the club roster.

Almost forgot, the club slogan/motto is: "A win is a win, gosh darn it!"

Here's a link to the G.S.P club's member profiles: