Fuckin Donosaur wants to see Hendo die in the cage.
Riv- I can respect that.
Kevo- Sit down, Rando. *throws another syrup bottle*
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Doesn't change the fact that we've seen a 43 year old man get the shit beat out of him in his last two fights. Don't let his win against Shogun and a couple close losses to Machida and Evans fool you, he's on the down side of his career and if he's not careful we're gonna get a repeat of Chuck Liddell's late career skid. Mark my words.
Fuckin mark 'em.
Unfortunately I see Hendo going the way of Chuck.
Chuck got KOed by Rampage, then was dropped in his next 2 fights then started getting KOed. His chin was obviously gone.
Hendo got KOed, now he is getting dropped like never before. It wont be long before his chin just can no longer hold up. I hope he retires before it comes to that.
Other have addressed this already, but I'll back up what I say.
Did he beat a former champ in Shogun yes..... is Shogun the same fighter he was when he fought Machida for the title no not even close. Beating a former champ only counts for so much when they are past their prime. As mentioned already Dan was taking a lot of punishment from Shogun and though it may have been a debatable stoppage had it come in the first round I wouldn't have been against it seen fights stopped for much less recently.
I like Dan and respect him but those losses in the close fights were a indication that he is slowing down to me. I think they were close matches more due to his opponents lack of aggression then anything Henderson did himself (especially Machida). With TRT now being removed as an option for him I can see him slowing down more.
It's up to Dan when he wants to retire but I think all things considered the timing is right in my opinion.
To be fair to Dan, it's not like he's getting dropped by Keith Jardine or KO'd by Franklins's weak arm here. Belfort and Shogun both have ferocious power and he only got stopped by one of them. The only other opponents I can recall rocking him are Silva, Fedor and Feijao, all of whom are noted KO artists.
While I agree that Hendo has lost a step, and that this is making it easier for him to hit, I'm not certain that his chin is entirely done just yet.
For mine, I'm more concerned about his offensive predictability. It's pretty late in the game for him to be learning new tricks but it can't hurt for him to diversify his right hand set ups.
For what it's worth, I don't like the Shogun is washed up talk either. If he woulda kept beating Hendo for another two rounds, then he'd be praised right now. He'd probably get some talk in the post Glover/Goose/DC title conversation.
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