Its simple. Henderson has shite cardio. Unsurprisingly, considering hes 78. He has had to do very little wrestling of late. His style has "evolved" into a measured plod forward, with the occasional 20% leg kick. He will walk through anything to try and land his big right. Its all designed to conserve as much energy as possible so he doesn't fall apart after 2 rounds. He knows he wont get knocked out so forward he goes and repeats the above endlessly. Its fecking boring.
Sonnen, on the other hand, will grapple for 25 minutes. If these two ever fought ( which they wont ) Hendo would be exhausted after 3 minutes. Of that I have no doubt. Hes like a leathery old wallet; Had some good times. Still works good-ish. Indestructible. But god damn, it looks like shit.
ahahahaha leathery old wallet
I agree his style is very very one dimensional similar to Rampage he has lost his wrestling explosiveness and lacks cardio so resorts to plodding as you say and looks for the big shot.
If Henderson isn't broke.. DON'T FIX HIM!!!!
I still dont get the hate that Hendo receives lol, I also dont understand why not mixing up his style (Which could potentially cause him more losses that way) is being frowned upon, i must be in the very small group of people who love the old-school 1 dimensional fighters, who are masters of there 1 trade, for example Hendos style of trading shots, because not many people are going to survive his right too often. Call me a Hendo Nuthugger whatever lol, im more than happy to support an absoloute boss of MMA
Id also put my money on Hendo beating Sonnen too, i like both fighters but thats my opinion
His style is broke since he lost his last 2 fights fighting guys who were on their feet for 15 minutes which is what Hendo wanted , his dinosaur methods dont work any more against the top 5 guys even his win Vs Rua he was a corpse at the end and was mounted numerous times.
Sonnen lost his last two fights to the guy everyone considers the best ever(Silva) and a guy who everyone considers the next big thing(Jones).
Sonnen i will agree is one dimensional in that he is just a wrestler a great one i may add but he is also a fantastic athlete the same cannot be said about Henderson who isnt an athlete and doesnt even use his wrestling and rely's upon his hard head and landing a punch you can see from 10 minutes before its thrown.