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  • 11-08-2013, 03:16 PM
    leedogg900
    Big GSP Fan, a little worried about the fight with Hendricks. But then again I was worried when he fought a lot of guys.

    Johnny biggest weapons IMO is his wrestling, power and confidence. I think a lot of guys who fought GSP knew they were going to lose before the fight, but I think Hendricks truly does believe he's going to win which makes him dangerous.

    GSP is for sure the more technical fighter but if Johnny lands the right hand and hurts GSP he could win. That's actually the only way I can see him winning. I think if it goes 5 rounds GSP's superior skillset will shine and he will take over the fight at some point.

    As good as Johnny is with his wrestling, I still don't think it's going to be enough to out wrestle GSP. He will probably stuff a lot more of GSPs take downs than people are used to though, that would not surprise me at all. In the end though I think GSP will have gotten more take downs and done better in the grappling if it goes there.

    Striking, Hendricks needs to land early 1st or 2nd round and hurt GSP or finish him otherwise I see GSP picking Hendricks apart. He has more tools.
  • 11-08-2013, 06:28 AM
    Goremire
    Quote Originally Posted by Qball1974 View Post
    When you look at their two common opponents Johny lost IMO where GSP beat the tar out of them. GSP have fought five rounds forever Johny hasn't once yet and fades by 3 rounds.. Outside the "lucky" punch Johny's in for a looooonnng night.
    While I agree with your overall points (The question mark over whether Hendricks can go five hard rounds and GSP's striking skill having the potential to make Hendricks have a miserable night) I am wondering how you had Condit over Hendricks?

    Condit is my favourite fighter and I thought he won the last round but that fight was 29-28 to Hendricks all day - and a decent argument could be made for 30-27. You don't win a decision by shipping 12 takedowns in 15 minutes.

    I'd take Condit in a 5 round rematch though.

    As for Hendricks vs. GSP, GSP has faced power punchers and fantastic wrestlers before and not been too troubled. Hendricks however has not faced anyone as defensively sound as GSP, and I think that will be the difference in this fight.
  • 11-08-2013, 05:35 AM
    Qball1974
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore View Post
    Hendricks is easily GSP's toughest fight to date. It has nothing to do with his power but the fact GSP might have finally ran into a guy that is his equal in wrestling. When you look at their two common opponents (Kos and Condit) they have the same exact numbers. Both guys had about 30% takes against Kos and 75% takedowns against Condit. I know it's only paper but thats why this fight is going to be tough for GSP. If Hendricks can be GSP's equal in wreslting or even out wrestle him that will mean GSP will need to take more risk striking which will give Hendricks more of a chance to land his power shots.
    When you look at their two common opponents Johny lost IMO where GSP beat the tar out of them. GSP have fought five rounds forever Johny hasn't once yet and fades by 3 rounds.. Outside the "lucky" punch Johny's in for a looooonnng night.
  • 11-08-2013, 02:41 AM
    Pasha K
    A bit off topic (I do not want to make a new thread only for this). But I just watched a primetime episode for GSP vs Hendricks and Johnny's dad said that his son was doing 400-500 push ups everyday when he was 9-10 years old.

    Maybe I do not understand something, but is that really possible??? How a 10 year old can do 500 pushups??
    Seriously if that is true then I am maybe the weakest person ever, without a rest I can do only about 50 pushups.
  • 11-07-2013, 11:15 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Johny Hendricks Reveals How Much Weight He Cuts For Fights
    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2013/11/...ts-for-fights/

    Johny Hendricks walks around well over 200 pounds.

    But, once he gets closer to a fight, Hendricks begins shedding the pounds.

    He’s currently in the process of doing just that, as “Bigg Rigg” takes on UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre next Saturday at UFC 167.

    “I follow The Dolce Diet for every training camp,” wrote Hendricks, who conducted a Q&A session on Twitter Thursday night. “Mostly lean protein and whole foods. I lose 45 lbs in 8 weeks.”
  • 10-28-2013, 04:59 PM
    BonesKnows
    Quote Originally Posted by The Return Of...... View Post
    Anyone else remember back when GSP could strike?? We may see it again here. Ever since Serra caught him he has shied away from really striking with anyone. I believe GSP is the more technical fighter on the feet. Could be a great fight, or a very boring one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Such a false statement. Like a really far out there ridiculous statement.
    ^^this.

    Return of remind me again what he did to the following fighters; Koscheck, Penn, Sera, Fitch, Diaz, Condit, Alvez, etc, etc if he shied away from striking with them.
  • 10-28-2013, 11:04 AM
    Masscore
    Hendricks is easily GSP's toughest fight to date. It has nothing to do with his power but the fact GSP might have finally ran into a guy that is his equal in wrestling. When you look at their two common opponents (Kos and Condit) they have the same exact numbers. Both guys had about 30% takes against Kos and 75% takedowns against Condit. I know it's only paper but thats why this fight is going to be tough for GSP. If Hendricks can be GSP's equal in wreslting or even out wrestle him that will mean GSP will need to take more risk striking which will give Hendricks more of a chance to land his power shots.
  • 10-28-2013, 10:39 AM
    SimpleJack
    I guess he thinks GSP is going to stand right in front of him and not move behind his jab a la Kampmann, Fitch, and Waldburger.

    He has his wrestling and his overhand right.
    It's a left that GSP has to worry about. Hendricks is talking about showing off some newer techniques in a title fight which won't last too long as he'll revert to his old ways pretty quickly.

    It's also just as looping but he throws it with less body IMO. The issue is he ducks his head and looks down often when throwing it. That's good if GSP thinks he's stepping out and stays in the pocket. What I see happening is GSP jabbing and stepping out all night long until Hendricks is a bloody mess or resorts only to telegraphing takedown attempts.
  • 10-28-2013, 10:06 AM
    dan the man 67
    Hendricks is ridiculously predictable. He has his wrestling and his overhand right. That's it. A massive mistake for him to make is to discredit GSP's wrestling. GSP can do anything, anywhere, and Hendricks will find this out the hard way.

    Everyone was so worried about Kos's overhand right. GSP completely made it a non-issue. Granted, Kos' shot is much more looping, where Hendricks' is more straight ahead, but I am sure GSP's camp will fully prepare him for that. What then? Once Hendricks discovers that GSP is easily his match, or even better at "MMA wrestling", what then? He is done.
  • 10-27-2013, 09:46 PM
    The8thPlague
    Hendrick's stuffs the takedown and KO's GSP.
    BooYah!!!
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