Felt round 4 coulda been a 2pter as well.
No more lay & pray In the welterweight division
free Nick Diaz
hows he going to make millions if he isn't getting good buyrates from percentage points? winning the belt doesn't make you millions ask mighty mouse, barao, benson. Getting that KO would of made him a box office star.
Rusty you're right. I don't think he deserves a title shot but they're gonna choose whoever they think can make them the most money. If Hendricks waits until December to fight then he gets Rory cause its in Canada. Anywhere else and he probably gets Diaz.
Its just like Rousey. Her last ppv didn't do exceptionally well and now we have rumors about her and Carano. Carano doesn't deserve a shot but a fight between her and RR sells. A RR and Cat fight doesn't.
i don't think anybody does. if we judge by entire fight robbie's 3&4 rounds > hendricks 1,2,5 rounds. Pride rules Lawler wins. Unified rules Hendricks wins. The irony is Hendricks wins the belt by taking more damage in the face.
where are you guys seeing that robbie lost round 1 and 2? He landed more strikes in both round 1(45% to 40% in sig.strikes) and round 2(39% vs 36% in sig.strikes) and stuffed all of johny's takedown attempts. johny almost got KO'd in the 3rd and robbie dominated the 4th so those are obvious. robbie out struck him displaying superior technical defense constantly parrying and rolling(lots of BEAUTIFUL crazy monkey defense) with johny's punches throughout the entire fight and landed the more technical, crisper punches. not exactly sure what you guys are seeing but i guess that last takedown counted for a million points in the judges eyes(as usual).
robbie was boxing this fool up in a phone booth. was beautiful to see.
problem is these judges dont know what the !@#$ theyre looking at whether its striking or grappling in MMA. they need to get people judging these fights that have actually fought and know what theyre seeing.
Finally saw last night's fights and I'm not really interested in seeing Hendricks fight either Woodley or Lombard. If he does fight one of them, I would just hope someone knocks someone out in the first 2 rounds cause all 3 of them slow down significantly after 2 rounds. Not even sure I'd wanna see Rory fight him cause Firas would tell him to use his length and jab and move for the first few rounds until Hendricks gasses. GSP just needs to comeback.
take back using the word jobbed. fight was close but i thought it was pretty evident who was the winner.
some beautiful technical boxing right there. 1-1-2,1-2 down the pipe, change levels w/ the hook to the liver. slide step and crazy monkey(block) the punches. beautiful, crisp boxing especially by MMA standards. pretty sure i seen robbie trying to utilize some philly shell at times too . was pretty impressed with johny too dude has come far from just throwing wild haymakers. i think this fight forced him to sharpen his boxing and it showed.