Originally Posted by <M>MA
It seemed to me that from GSP's interviews before and even after the Diaz fight that he looked almost worn out. The constant media attention and pressure of holding the title looked to be wearing on him. His cardio in the Diaz fight wasn't what it should've been and even he said he gassed.
His next opponent looks extremely hungry whereas GSP looked almost reluctant to fight. My question is, how much motivation will GSP draw (if any) from watching Silva's legacy hurt last Saturday?
Will watching Silva lose his belt to a hungry contender put a fire under GSP to not go down the same way? Will he take what he saw as a potential foreshadowing of his fight with Hendricks?
These type of things come in pairs or more sometimes. Nadal, Federer lost then Djokovic in Wimbledon.
Hendricks is an extremely strong opponent who has credible wrestling. His only weapon is that left hand, but he's nailed everyone so far even Koschek to an extent and Condit although he battled back. "IF" Hendricks comes in shape to fight all five rounds this could be a very interesting match.
I woulddn't be surprised if both #1 and #2 pound for pound get taken out in the same time frame. History is strange like that sometimes. It's almost like it's predestined.
We'll have to find out Nov. 16th live at the MGM!
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