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    Benson Henderson addresses fans about finishing rate - Mixed Martial Arts News

    . Go ahead and ask any of my high school or college wrestling coaches. I was never picked 1st in dodgeball or basketball or soccer or football games growing up but one thing I always had was the will power and determination to NEVER give up, to not be afraid to open up my heart and give all of myself, to not hold anything back for the swim back to shore.

    I guess I'm supposed to apologize that I'm no AndersonSilva or BJPenn, who is? I'm just that kid who would never stop, the kid whose older brother friends used to beat in 10 games of basketball (in a row) but would be pushing for the 11th game, yeah that's me. And just like back then I'm not going ANYWHERE, you want my belt, you're gonna have to pry it from my cold fingers.

    No, I'm not the best but guess what, I've got the UFC LW belt and I'm just getting started, I'm getting better every single day...think about that, let that sink in.

    A HUGE thanks to my growing family, faithful friends and real fans.

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    If you look at the champs of WW and below, it's crazy how often they go to a decision:

    GSP - 6 decisions in a row, last stoppage was versus BJ in Jan 2009
    Bendo - 7 decisions in a row, last stoppage versus Cerrone in April 2010
    Aldo - He's the only one who seems to stop his opponents, although of his 6 title defences, 4 of them were decisions
    Cruz - 4 decisions in a row, last stoppage versus Bowles in March 2010. Before that he had another 4 decisions
    Johnson - Last 5 wins were decisions, last stoppage versus Page in November 2010

    Thus, if you were just looking at each of the current champion's title defences, from the 5 weight classes, 19 of the 22 title defences have gone to a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    If you look at the champs of WW and below, it's crazy how often they go to a decision:

    GSP - 6 decisions in a row, last stoppage was versus BJ in Jan 2009
    Bendo - 7 decisions in a row, last stoppage versus Cerrone in April 2010
    Aldo - He's the only one who seems to stop his opponents, although of his 6 title defences, 4 of them were decisions
    Cruz - 4 decisions in a row, last stoppage versus Bowles in March 2010. Before that he had another 4 decisions
    Johnson - Last 5 wins were decisions, last stoppage versus Page in November 2010

    Thus, if you were just looking at each of the current champion's title defences, from the 5 weight classes, 19 of the 22 title defences have gone to a decision.
    Which is the main reason I hated UFC adding all of these lighter divisions. Sure, there is more and quicker action, but who wants to watch a 5 round slap fest? Benson Henderson may very well split decision the shit out of the 155 pound division, but I'd rather watch bigger fighter finish fights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPeezy View Post
    Which is the main reason I hated UFC adding all of these lighter divisions. Sure, there is more and quicker action, but who wants to watch a 5 round slap fest? Benson Henderson may very well split decision the shit out of the 155 pound division, but I'd rather watch bigger fighter finish fights.
    Oh its only going to get better if the Straw division is added.
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    Cruz 'stopping' Bowles was a TKO via broken hand as well, wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goremire View Post
    Cruz 'stopping' Bowles was a TKO via broken hand as well, wasn't it?
    Yes, but stoppage nonetheless. It was also the most anticlimactic stoppage. They went to a commercial break after the round was over and then when it came back, we just found out the fight was stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    Yes, but stoppage nonetheless. It was also the most anticlimactic stoppage. They went to a commercial break after the round was over and then when it came back, we just found out the fight was stopped.
    And GSP's stoppage of BJ Penn was just BJ gassing and quitting on the bench between rounds. The last time GSP stopped someone during a round was Matt Serra in April 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post
    And GSP's stoppage of BJ Penn was just BJ gassing and quitting on the bench between rounds. The last time GSP stopped someone during a round was Matt Serra in April 2008
    BJ's towel didn't get thrown in because he was gassed. BJ got the shit kicked out of him for 4 rounds and had nothing left for GSP.



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    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    BJ's towel didn't get thrown in because he was gassed. BJ got the shit kicked out of him for 4 rounds and had nothing left for GSP.
    BJs corner kept on asking him "do you want this BJ" and BJ wouldnt respond anymore. Then they threw in the towel. He tapped, and in the most pussy way possible, especially after TO THE DEATH. You all forget that BJ was the favorite going in to this fight on these boards, not many had GSP winning, and then BJ got fucking waxed and then all you hear is greasing and then when that wore out all you heard was "it didnt matter anyway GSP was bigger".

    Bendo is awesome. Retards here will complain about every UFC main card because they have nothing better to do. As the sport evolves there will be more and more decisions since everyone is getting more well rounded.

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    I like Bendo and the never quit way of thinking.

    Even though there is a lot of Dec in the smaller weightclasses, I think they have great fights and always show to fight.

    Also, I think they do have good or great KO power, it is just harder to hit them clean (little dude are quick and move with punches well). But I can see some liking the big boys better, cause one shot from anyone and the fight ends.
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