Another great edition of Gracie Breakdown. The focus this time is on analyzing GSP's fighting style. George is a great athlete, with a cerebral approach to winning under the given set of rules he's working under...but in pursuing efficiency, he's unlikely to ever finish any future opponents. Five round draws won on judges decisions has become the tradeoff of his unbeatable style.
"The last time Georges St. Pierre submitted someone was over 5 years ago, and the last time he was submitted by his opponent was over 8 years ago. In this special edition Gracie Breakdown, Ryron and Rener explore the two most important GSP mysteries: 1) Why can't anyone finish GSP, and 2) Why can't GSP finish anyone? Using several examples from GSP's fight against Nick Diaz to illustrate their points, the Gracie Bros demonstrate the key combat principles that make GSP appear like such an "anti-submission" fighter."
For some reason I think that we will actually start seeing GSP finishing more. People seem to be more focused on GSP not finishing Diaz when I actually think it was Diaz's ability to not be finished. GSP dominated Diaz for the vast majority of the fight but when GSP had Diaz pinned to the mat he was never able to do much with it. He wasn't even able to unload with his GNP elbows like he has done so many times before. Going into the fight, I figured GSP would be able to do something similar to what he had done to BJ Penn. Of course, I didn't think Diaz would quit like Penn did but he didn't even take 1/2 as much damage as Penn did.
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