Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
wait...are you talking about 2013, or 2009?

do you really believe that Anderson could see into the future where Hendo would fail against Shields and that's why he didn't take the fight?

Or do you really believe--like our poor, misguided friend above--that all rematches are for chumps?
After losing to Anderson, Hendo had lost two straight, and three of his last five. He wins a decision over Paul Harris, who is relatively a nobody at the time. He ekes out a split decision win over Rich Franklin in a completely different weight class (one judge had it 30-27 for Rich), then he KOs one of the most overrated fighters in all of MMA. Not saying he didn't deserve a rematch, but that doesn't necessarily cry out for another title shot, at least not to the point of claiming Anderson is ducking him (Which he could be, but Dan needed to accomplish more at that time to make this claim). Certainly not comparable to Johny Hendricks recent run at WW. Hendo was 6-5 in his most recent fights and 0-2 in has last two title fights? Let's not get ahead of ourselves with distorted nostalgia.
And rematches are an element that makes combat sports so great. Ali/Frazier, anyone?

Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
Rivethead says things that I want to say, but he says them smarter.
Damn. I'm sorry to hear (read) that.