Originally Posted by rivethead
I've always had trouble ranking Georges and Anderson as the p4p elite that so many fans are eager to do so. They both possess phenomenal skill sets, but their routine size advantage has always troubled me. I still feel Penn did enough to win the first GSP bout, and that if size wasn't a factor he could beat Georges...and virtually nobody has BJ ranked top 10 p4p anymore.
My feelings on p4p are very different from 99% of the fans I know. I've had people freak out when I told them I can't see how anyone would have ever ranked Fitch as top 50 p4p even at the height of his career...and I'm actually one of the biggest Fitch fans I know. I think for a lot of people, they just figure if a guy is winning and dana and rogaine like him, he's p4p elite.
Guys like Hendo and BJ do deserve more respect for fighting bigger guys at the bigger weight classes... but as the sport progresses and evolves we are going to see far less of that... Dan makes some great fights at LHW but gets merked by guys like Jones and Machida. He will compete with the best at LHW, but not find the success he did at MW.
Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio
Honestly I haven't watched it in a while, I just remember thinking Hendo should have got the dec. I'll rewatch it when I get a chance and reply accordingly. On the flip side, I thought you could have given Franklin the dec over Hendo. But again, I haven't watched that fight in a while.
Yes, Franklin could have gotten that nod, based on points. He also could have lost the fight with Murilo.