Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio
I wouldn't consider Hendo an elite striker. He's got power for days in both hands, but he's not as technical as Liddell.
Well no. He's not as technical as Liddell, but he's an elite striker though. Some of the best boxers in the world were not very technical. George Forman, Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano to name a few. They are sluggers, but what gets them over is(like Hendo) they move their head just enough to avoid big shots for the most part, and are masters of their one dimensional style. With Hendo, you know that right hand is coming, but very few people can stop it regardless. Shogun is a much more diverse striker, but Hendo has better headmovement and accuracy with that right hand. That's what makes him elite IMO. Liddell, has more diverse striking, more technical,(if you can call it that, because he even said he couldnt be a boxer due to his unconventional style) good footwork, but I think I have better head movement than he does.