Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
I agree. I don't like taking away from quick wins, but it makes it very hard to understand how skilled a fighter really is, how they handle adversity, etc. Houston Alexander always comes to mind.
I think Hendricks is very impressive, but I don't feel that I've seen enough to really have a sense of how he'll fair against GSP. Though, again, I need to rewatch his earlier like with Pierce.
His Kos fight really didn't impress me; I actually thought he lost that fight.
I also thought he lost the Kos fight and the Pierce fight wasn't very impressive either. As for the early ko's, they can happen to anyone.
Fitch was coming back off a layoff it could be argued and Kampman almost always eats a big shot early in his fights only to come back, BUT Hendricks has fucking dynamite in his hands.
They will got to hype this fight and make Hendricks look like he's up for the task. As Gsp will say "He is the most danyerus opponent in my carerr" lol. Then go on to humiliate Hendricks.