Surely the writers that pose such questions must be pulling this old woman's leg! How could any true fan of the sport ever ask such a ludicrous question?
Readers who do not remember the Grandma Dee articles that I used to write might doubt that I was ever an MMA fan, but they would have to read the articles in my archives to discover how wrong that notion is.
Actually, if I had my way, I would have all political races decided in the octagon. Any fool can talk a good, or at the very least, confusing enough game that voters would elect them, but how many would duke it out to win the right to represent the USA in the Arena of Nations that is our current world?
Yet, I digress. This is more a matter of body types, height, weight, and appropriate opponents.
Georges St-Pierre should not be duped into a fight with someone he is not suited to fight just because "the fans are demanding it." The fans have become ignorant ninnies!
When doctors fight the formidable disease known as cancer, they don't use just any drug. To have a therapeutic effect, a drug suited to the particular cancer is necessary.
So why is it so hard for the common folks to understand what Georges, having an extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, knows for a fact?
Georges is not built to compete against Anderson in a MMA fight. There are weight classes already in place due to the above dynamics. True, some fighters vary in height and type build, but the playing field is leveled by them being the same weight.
But, oh, the "fans" want to see it! Well tough noogies!
As mentioned, I would like for presidential candidates to win their election in a cage fight, but that doesn't mean it is going to happen, now does it?
The word "ducking" infers a type of cowardice that GSP simply does not possess. Common sense and his knowledge of the afore mentioned sciences have made it crystal clear to him that such a contest would be impractical as well as ill advised. Don't fans have any common sense?
Is this a human version of cockfighting as some have insisted? Has our society stepped backwards into bear baiting and bloodlust? Well, if this is the case, let them have video games and bar them from ever watching an MMA event again.
MMA is not a circus consisting of sideshows and freaks; it is a serious sport with rules and consequences for ignoring them. Please, people, leave this contest alone. Georges and Anderson each are in suitable weight classes, so the question is actually moot.