Originally Posted by No_Mercy
I dunno man...Hendo has been on an incredible run. I mean look at that behind the back uppercut against Fedor. That was a sneaky attack and knocked him cold.
I know one thing is for sure. The boards are buzzing about the H-bomb. Thing is Dan does have a wrestling background so it's not like he doesn't know what he's doing out there. It's his conditioning due to old age that's really stopping him from making it an even more competitive match up.
As JBJ fights more and more. Everyone will be able to spot out some weaknesses. Question is whether they can exploit it. GSP is durable, but certainly does not have the strongest chin so he adapted. Anderson doesn't have the strongest TDD, so he pulls guard or maneuvers out of the way and usually makes you PAY FOR IT. Lyoto was a puzzle till Shogun figured you just gotta counter a right overhand vs his left counter and push the pace. So on and so forth...
I'm pretty damn excited!
Hendersons age is a big factor.Looked very tired and old against Shogun (as did Shogun lol) in later rounds.Lets face it he is old.
However as dominent as Jones has looked against his previous oppenents I really don't think he has been tested by someone who will come forward and hit him hard.A get in your face fighter.
Shogun was picked apart.Showed heart but looked small compared to Jones.
Evans well I dont rate him much so will not comment.He did nothing.
Machida did well but is not a get in your face fighter but fought well.
Rampage his day has gone.10 even 5 years ago I think he would have destroyed Jones.
Now Hendo seems to have got better with age. If he can get inside the pocket he will rock Jones. Maybe Jones will absorb this well. We do not know as he has never been tested that way.But the only chink I see in his LHW armour is he doesn't like to get hit.(who does)It might not be Hendo but eventually someone will negate his reach and he will get in a good old fashioned scrap.Only then will we see if he is a true great.
Hendo has done this countless times so hopefully we will get a great fight.
However Hendo must finish in first 2 or Jones will wear him down.
Either way a great fight to look forward to. Something I feel is missing a bit in the UFC these days.
Ps On another point if Jones goes to HW he will be defeated - regularly. His massive LHW frame is an obvious advantage although I do not mean that in a negative way. MAkes the weight means he is a true LHW.Respect