Originally Posted by Gustafsson Fan
GSP vs Hendricks is a bad matchup for GSP. Hendricks counters the best qualities of GSP which is controlling opponent on the ground and using kicks and powerful strokes standing up.
1) GSP has weak chin and hendricks has devastating knockout power
2) GSP wont be able to use his effective ground and pound because hendricks is strong and will not be held down easily.
3) GSP Wont will be takendown eventually if he tries to use his great kicks
The guy has 1 TKO (where he was never really out) and he was dropped once and he has a "weak chin". The UFC threw it's three best boxers at him (Alves, Penn, Hardy) and he defeated them handily.
GSP has little to know ground and pound, his power is his boxing and his jab. He takes guys down but he doesn't finish them on the ground, gnp comes from guys that tend to be you know massive.
Third part, wow that's a grammatical nightmare, really don't know what you are saying there. If you are saying GSP will be taken down...great Hendricks isn't finishing him with gnp, he finishes guys standing up with those hooks. Also GSP isn't afraid of being taken down, Koscheck took him down, I believe Shields did as well, it meant nothing. What happens to guys after that first round with the take down, they gass out and George jabs them for 20 minutes and a win.
Johny Hendricks has earned a title shot, hell I would argue he deserves a title due to the shenanigans of the last year. But he's likely going to lose to Georges in a really bad fight.