Originally Posted by TheGuardian
I believe that one of the reasons that GSP doesn't finish fights is because he isn't an overly powerful guy. He is super quick and super athletic and strong, but he doesn't have knock out power in his hands. I think GSP would love to finish more fights but he just doesn't have the KO power in his hands to do that. Second, when he gets guys to the ground he is usually looking to ground and pound them, and also because if you look at the guys he has fought for a while now, they all have great BJJ and submission defense. Sort of equaling out GSP's ability to do anything in the way of subs. If Hardy were anyone else they would have tapped on that kimura.
I think however, if GSP wants to be known as the greatest ever he's going to need a run of finishes at some point to really solidify that.
GSP admitted as much himself when he was talking about working with Freddy Roach. He said he didn't have great power and he hope dgetting better technique would help him get more KO's