Originally posted by SF69ers:
maybe im underrating GSP's standup, but i think he'll be too scared to stand with Hendricks cuz of his power.
No your not underrating it IMO. GSP is pretty technical and has great footwork but standing and trading for 5 rounds with Hendricks would be very risky, as I think Hendricks knows he has to constantly close the distance, push the pace and pressure Georges if he wants to win (or try to put GSP on his back and try to ground and pound him out, which may be his strategy despite what he has said in interviews). If he lets GSP circle away from his left hand and control the fight with his jab he will lose on points just like Kos.
I am curious to see if GSP can take him down...Big Rig seems very confident that he can stuff Georges TD's but I can't remember a fight where GSP couldn't score a takedown. Kos, Fitch and even Matt Hughes all got taken down...hard to see Hendricks stuffing everything. And can Hendricks get back to his feet if Georges does get him down...don't think he realizes how good GSP's top control is. I think ultimately GSP's top control will be the difference and he will wear Johnny down with his top control and outpoint him.
Originally posted by jimrat:
Agree, boring as hell, Woodley got Robbed, Shields makes Jon Fitch look like an exiting fighter. The chick fight was turrible.........an all around s**t card.
Jake won the fight because Woodley didn't do much. Shields was the aggressor and pushed the pace and for the most part controlled the clinch. He also landed more strikes. It was by no stretch a robbery. Woodley should have been more aggressive with his standup like his corner was instructing him to do. Woodley won the 3rd but Jake won the first and second.