Originally Posted by dbader08
...So you just decided not to address the fact that Hendo had a shitload of close fights that went his way?...Ok...
Also, Fedor losing to bigfoot was a 220 pound guy losing to a guy who probably weighed close to 280 at fight time. Shoud I bring up the fact that after Dan lost to Lil Nog, Lil Nog went 1-2 in his next 2 fights including a brutal KO loss to Sokodjou?
and guess how Shields won the 185 pound title that he defended against Shields? By guillotining Robbie Lawler...not exactly something to write home about.
What's bullshit is calling a fight against Werdum a "nothing fight" because he doesn't have a title. Maybe if he would have just had to have beaten someone the calibre or Robbie Lawler, and not Overeem, it wouldn't have been so difficult. Plus the SF HW title situation was a joke anyways so your point is moot in that alone.
Oh and there is one more gift decision that Dan had go his way that I forgot to include, his decision over Big Nog, who completely owned him in the rematch. Lil Nog also subbed him with ease. So yes, Hendo did knock out Fedor late in his career, but its easy to tell that early in their careers (pre Dan-Trt), Fedor was the one having much more success...
and guess what...IT'S A DISCUSSION ON WHO IS THE BEST EVER. So of coarse I am going to include Fedor's name...and to me it's quite easy to tell that Fedor isn't as passionate about MMA as he used to be. He is someone who fought because he HAD to, because it was pretty much his only path in life, or at least by far the most lucrative. Once he became wealthy and started a family, his interest in fighting started to slowly decline imo. Yet Hendo is looking as good as ever and even better at the age of 41, and he takes TRT regularly. What a coincidence...
A WIN IS A WIN IS A WIN. There i have adressed your concerns about close wins. and there are many..Just ask Ben Henderson. A win is a Win.
Nobody told fedor to fight @ HW.
Dan Cormier is not a massive HW and he put the wood to Bigfoot.
So you love Fedor and thats fine, but you cant ignore the facts of the matches you brought up...Not the ones directly after, the ones you specifically used in your argument that he isnt worthy of anything, and they were the Sheilds, Jackson, and Silva fights. All 3 were title fights.
You seem to very uneducated on what TRT actually does..Im 6'8, and a lean 280Lbs and lstill have ful muscle mass and size but and my doc wants me to take TRT because my body doesnt produce the level of testosterone that it once did and needs. I have never ever ever put shit in my body in my entire life (ie steroids of any kind) But im starting to run down...The reason nobody makes a fuss about hendo is because he is using it to stay at an active 41 year olds lifestyle, which is why he's never ever pissed over. guys taking it in their 20's (ie NM) yes its a performance enhancing drug. For dan its just to keep an active lifestyle. Clearly your still a young pup, buty wait till father time knocks on your door a little bit and see if you feel the same.