Originally Posted by Curious1
Ok we all know what hype can do to your perception, think back to when Machida or Brock Lesnar were at their hype peak.
Well a highly unmotivated Rampage survived no problem with Jones. And Hendo has everything he has (chin power strength wrestling TDD) plus motivation, TRT, and a positive win momentum.
I think peoples realities are gonna get smashed like Bones head.
You couldn't be anymore wrong.
For starters, survived? He got finished.
No problem? He got his knees kicked in, cut open, and looked completely helpless for the 16/17/18 minutes the fight lasted.
Third, he moved his entire camp to Denver, to adjust to the altitude and was in the "best shape of his life" of course that's debatable, but I'll take his word for it.
Now, no Hendo does not have what Rampage had, his TDD isn't that good, his cardio is worse and while his chin and right hand are legendary his sub game isn't anything to write home about.
Hendo doesn't have the speed to catch Jones like Machida or Rashad did and his stand up isn't as well rounded as say, Shogun's. Take into account out of all the guys Jones has fought in the last two years Hendo is smaller than all of them, I'd say his chances of "rag dolling Jones" are pretty small.
Now, no one's unbeatable but honestly give me one way Hendo has of winning this fight besides The H-Bomb. He could always land it, but in order to land it, he has to get past the reach, the fingers that might be open, the takedown attempts and Jones' kicks.
I don't see it happening, and I think Jones is gonna smash him from the top or choke him out.