saying "hendo's wrestling is excellent" is alot like saying "Serra's bjj is excellent"...on paper, it's true...but in practicality, it's not....for a couple of reasons:
1) Hendo's top game is TERRIBLE...he had Quinton jackson on his back for a long time and couldn't do anything...barely landed a small strike....same thing w/ Silva...he was content to just lay on him and literally land nothing whatsoever...it was one of the worst displays of lay and pray I've seen in the UFC with Hendo content to ride out the round....somehow he managed to gas doing that...
2) once Hendo gasses, his wrestling isn't that good at all....
and how much longer before we stop hearing about "hendo's big right hand"?....everytime we see him fight in the UFC it's mentioned and almost getting to "myth status"....aside from not setting it up at all, his power has diminished over the last year/year and a half....
Frankly I think that fact that Franklin got destroyed by Silva kinda sets him back a bit, and it really shouldn't....Silva is unbelievably good and Franklin doesn't have the style to beat him....
I see Franklin winning a UD
I was talking about his Greco-Roman, and his clinch, obviously not his ground game. The dude has great takedowns and control whilst standing, he's strong as shit, and isn't taken down very easily.
As for the right hand, I think it's pretty justifiable to mention it when he fights because he throws it everytime (doesn't always land) and yes it still has power in it.
Obviously he doesn't have Brock Lesnar's fists, but they sure as shit still pack alot of power and you'd have to be pretty stupid as a fighter to overlook it.
Originally Posted by geof0011
I'm excited for both fights in different ways. For the Hendo/Franklin fight, I really like both fighters, so it's hard to cheer for one over the other. I'm leaning more towards Hendo, just because he has had a rough time in the UFC. It should be an awesome fight, and it SHOULD be promoted more, you are completely right.
The GSP/BJ fight is going to be amazing as well. Sure they have fought once before, but they are so completely different now since they had fought last, it's going to be a whole new fight. I think it's deserving the hype it's getting, but I don't think it should completely overshadow the Hendo/Franklin fight. I am however, more excited for this fight than the Hendo/Franklin fight, personally. I want to see BJ get smashed,so he will hopefully stay in his own weight division, and finally give Kenny his well deserved title shot.
Yeah, I understand. It's just that I don't really like it when some fighters/fights are over marketed more than others.
I mean, it seems that the focus of the UFC is solely on a few men, rather than the bigger scope of all the fighters, who also put out some fantastic shows.