I agree those were bad matchups for him. And don't understand the match-making. Not hard to make a guaranteed fun fight involving Hendo. Yet they fail and they fail.
Just a shame that the #2 LHW in the world in Machida could only win a crappy split vs. a 42 year old, one-dimensional, slow fighter. Sad that the 2nd best in the world and quickest in the division did so little that one judge gave it to Hendo. Machida and Rashad should have at least CRUISED to decision wins over a 42 year old. When they cannot, that is telling on how mediocre the LHW division has become.
Tex and Gustaf would have won dominating decisions. Tex may have sub'd Hendo.