How did I miss this thread. Rory is really a prodigy of sorts. He fights like a veteran. The only problem with him, is actually the fact that he's already a veteran with many lagging injuries which is very reminiscent of Shogun.
Rory can easily take this AS LONG as he weathers the juggernaut storm in the first round or so. He's got so many more tools. His fight against BJ was unfortunately a complete mismatch. He "almost" beat Condit. Handled Diaz.
So here we have it folks.
GSP beats Hendricks.
Rory beats Jake.
GSP vacates belt.
GSP vs Rory however would be a VERY interesting fight given their history. I would definitely give it to GSP though, but I don't think they'll commit.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.