Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Absolutely. They'd have to throw GSP some money to make it worth his while, but Hendricks is just as much of a walkthrough for Georges as Diaz is, only in different ways.
Honest opinion FG (because I know you're a GSP fan) but how much - if at all - do you think the fact that Diaz and Hendricks are southpaws would impact on GSP's strategy? I ask because so much of GSP's offense is predicated on his dominant jab. As you know when an orthodox fighter faces a southpaw the jab tends to be less effective for both fighters as it is more easily negated by their opponent's lead hand.
I also ask because I can't recall the last time GSP faced a southpaw - feel free to correct me if I'm missing anyone obvious. Has he ever faced a southpaw in his career? Do you think that has the potential to throw him off his game somewhat?
Personally, I find it quite interesting that he's facing Diaz and then has the potential to face Hendricks (although I'm rooting for Condit) meaning he could be fighting southpaws back to back.
Out of the two I think Hendricks has the better shot at victory due to his superior wrestling and bigger power in his overhand left, even though I rate Diaz as the superior boxer. I'd still be picking GSP as the unbackable favourite in either fight - I just think the southpaw factor could make it more interesting than some of his recent orthodox opponents.