| | Chris Byrd should retire
I will admit that I never have been a huge fan of Chris Byrd. I have seen him fight quite a few fights. I like the guy as a person, but I've never really liked his fighting, though there have been times I thought he looked impressive and he certainly has some good accomplishments in his career.
Tonight I was looking forward to seeing him on FNF because he dropped two weight classes (to his natural weight actually) to fight at 175. That's a 40 pound drop from his heavywheight fights. His physique looked great and he was supposedly on weight 6 weeks before the fight.
He fought horribly. I was surpised that when Shaun George connected Chris looked like he was hurt just as badly as when Wladimir hit him. He was walking like guys do when they are badly hurt and his eyes looked very glazed.
He was absolutely not any more energetic than when he fought 40 lbs heavier. His defense looked terrible. I really felt bad for the guy and hope he hangs it up. He displayed all the signs (to me, and im no expert) of a gy that has been hit too much. He's still an intelligent guy, he would do well as a commentator. He had an Extreme Couture shirt on, hope he does not try mma. A headkick would not be good for him.
Saying all that, I don't want to take away from Shaun George. He looked really sharp and he's no slouch.
Anyone else watch this? and what did you think?