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  • 02-20-2013, 12:19 AM
    The Donosaur
    Quote Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook View Post
    Hendricks is a beast, no one has had a tougher road to any title shot, the guy has been fighting legit contender after contender for the last 15 months, thats more than most UFC champs can say at this time.

    Fitch/Koscheck/Kampmann/Condit...crazy resume if he can pull it off. I cant get over the fact that no one else has had to fight 4 legit top tens in a row, not even most champs....Well maybe Cruz...And maybe Aldo if you counted Frankie as top10 without a fight at FW, But thats about it.

    If Hendricks wins this and fights GSP next, Id say it goes down as one of the craziest 5 fight streaks in MMA as far as top competiton goes. Anyone got any others?
    He beat Mike Pierce too, who in my opinion is the most under rated fighter in the UFC.
  • 02-20-2013, 12:06 AM
    LefthookStcrook
    Hendricks is a beast, no one has had a tougher road to any title shot, the guy has been fighting legit contender after contender for the last 15 months, thats more than most UFC champs can say at this time.

    Fitch/Koscheck/Kampmann/Condit...crazy resume if he can pull it off. I cant get over the fact that no one else has had to fight 4 legit top tens in a row, not even most champs....Well maybe Cruz...And maybe Aldo if you counted Frankie as top10 without a fight at FW, But thats about it.

    If Hendricks wins this and fights GSP next, Id say it goes down as one of the craziest 5 fight streaks in MMA as far as top competiton goes. Anyone got any others?
  • 02-19-2013, 11:06 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    Aw I see your point. Do you feel Hendricks can get this fight to the ground?
    Easily... Hendricks is one of the more decorated wrestlers in MMA, we saw some of it earlier on in his career, but he a good wrestler no doubt... Anyone who can hang with Kos like he did has good wrestling... His fight with Story was odd, doubt we'd see a repeat of that if they re-matched...

    but the problem is that once you get Carlos down he is very dangerous off his back. always looking for subs, to get up or reverse... Someone like Fitch, Askren, or even Kos could easily play the takedown, top control, to UD approach on Condit imo... We really dont know how good Jon's ground game is, but no doubt he can get Carlos there...

    I see him trying to stand with Carlos.... Which is very risky. Carlos is solid technically and will come after him with his hands, kicks, knees, etc... but Jon has serious power... beyond guys like Kos or Ellenburger... He flattened Fitch and Kampman in seconds... the distance he covers and the way he gets his full body behind his shots... Reminds me of Fedor or Hendo in a way.

  • 02-19-2013, 10:52 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage View Post



    Having GSP level takedowns is far beyond overkill against someone like Condit...

    GSP has by far the best takedowns amongst the top WW's... Carlos could easily have the worst TDD amongst the top WW's, along with Diaz.
    Aw I see your point. Do you feel Hendricks can get this fight to the ground?
  • 02-19-2013, 10:44 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Hendricks should have to beat Mark Munoz to get a title shot

    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    I don't think he's got the TDs that GSP has, but it would be his best option.
    Having GSP level takedowns is far beyond overkill against someone like Condit...

    GSP has by far the best takedowns amongst the top WW's... Carlos could easily have the worst TDD amongst the top WW's, along with Diaz.
  • 02-19-2013, 05:50 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I honeslty feel like GSP/Silva is more likely than Weidman/Silva.


    I think things have changed. If you'd asked me even a year ago if Georges would go full on diva and duck the #1 contender for a vanity fight with Diaz, I'd have said you were craxy, that he's always been a straightforward, bring-the-challengers-as-they-come type of fighter and champion.

    Obviously, that's sadly changed.

    I've never been a big Hendricks fan, but I'm pulling for him in this fight. By simply taking it, he's shown more heart than Condit or GSP have recently.

    rh
    I'd have said back then you were wrong. GSP is a businessman first and foremost.
  • 02-19-2013, 05:38 PM
    Bork_Lazer
    Unfortunate this is the second fight in a row Rory pulls out of due to injury. His win over BJ was huge but I want to see him beat a young top dog before I'm fully sold on his skills.
  • 02-19-2013, 04:28 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    I wonder if Hendricks tries and duplicates GSP's success and take Carlos down. Not a guaranteed way to beat Carlos but Carlos is way more technical on the feet than Johnny is.
    I don't think he's got the TDs that GSP has, but it would be his best option.
  • 02-19-2013, 04:20 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    I wonder if Hendricks tries and duplicates GSP's success and take Carlos down. Not a guaranteed way to beat Carlos but Carlos is way more technical on the feet than Johnny is.
  • 02-19-2013, 04:17 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Condit Ready for Hendricks: "He's Called Me Out in the Past, This is His Chance to Try to Back That Up" | MMAWeekly.com

    “Fighting Johny Hendricks is the perfect opportunity for Carlos to earn another shot at the UFC welterweight title,” Condit’s manager, Malki Kawa, said in a statement to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday night.
    “While I was disappointed to hear that Rory MacDonald is injured, I am glad that the UFC was able to find a strong replacement for the fight in Johny Hendricks,” said Condit. “He is one of the toughest welterweights in the world, and has quickly risen up the ladder in our division.

    “We are similar in that we like to stay active and aggressive in our fights, so this should be a great fight for the fans to watch.”

    Condit is never one to back down from a difficult challenge, however, and Hendricks promises to be just that.

    “He’s called me out in the past, and now is his chance to try to back that talk up. I’ll be ready for him.”
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