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Sad thing is that in the 2 main event fights the losers landed a total of maybe 2 punches in 6 rounds of fighting.

Hardy never had a chance to throw anything tonight and Mir didnt get the chance.
 

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This is what I found weird about this fight. It's almost as if Hardy didn't want to win this fight or build any offense but instead just show that he can take a beating. GSP tagged Hardy with a jab and Hardy just smiled and dropped his hands..

Why?

Hardy got out-classed and made himself look stupid. What's the point in being aragant and smiling after you get hit. Seriously, he built no offense and got dominated, I exspected a lot more from Hardy. I give him props for not taping, but at the end of the day he really got out-classed from the start of the fight.

Hardy's arm is probably injured at this point, for what?
 

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i think :p jon fitch would probably win the same way against hardy i know gsp td are monster. but it looked so easy it was not funny at all
 

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Alot of you may not agree with me but after the the middle of the 3rd, Hardy should've just went balls to the walls with crazy ass strikes hoping for flash KO. I mean the dude couldn't even get his offense started. GSPS take downs are just about automatic, might as well do some ballsy maniac strikes before it happens, I don't know..
 

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Sad thing is that in the 2 main event fights the losers landed a total of maybe 2 punches in 6 rounds of fighting.

Hardy never had a chance to throw anything tonight and Mir didnt get the chance.
Mir did actually throw 1 pretty nice combination, before getting KTFO.

As for Hardy, you could tell Dan was a little tentative and wary of the takedown, and then as soon as he tried to throw GSP just took him down. GSP has incredible timing. 1 thing I did like in the stand-up though, was when GSP landed a crisp jab right on the button, and Dan just smiled and stuck his tongue out. What a bloke.
 

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alves and fitch at least got up a few times aswell. Hardy got taken down and basically stayed down, he got up for a few seconds once or twice but really nothing much.

Hardy isnt the striker ppl made him out to be, he was outclassed on the feet for the very short period of time the fight was therer and he never really took the fight to GSP once.

he needed to throw hands more, flat out.
 

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As for Hardy, you could tell Dan was a little tentative and wary of the takedown, and then as soon as he tried to throw GSP just took him down. GSP has incredible timing. 1 thing I did like in the stand-up though, was when GSP landed a crisp jab right on the button, and Dan just smiled and stuck his tongue out. What a bloke.
Dan was way tenative. The way I saw it GSP wasnt even setting up the TDs at all. He just decided to take him down and did it. Considering his stiff muay thai stance I thought he might try to catch gsp coming in, but instead he just tried some half-assed TDD. I know gsp is the best wrestler at WW by far, but Im still disappointed with Hardy for not really going for it ever in that fight.

And I felt the same way about that crisp jab. I was yelling at the TV "dont smile at him, punch him in his f***ing face if he wants to trade with you. No more stupid mind games, fight for the belt."
 

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Fitch is a wrestler, it's hardly surprising that he managed to get up a few times. Dan Hardy is not a grappler, though he is better than many give him credit for.

Surely it's understandable that he was tentative with his strikes? As soon as he tried to throw something, GSP would time him and take him down. He was outclassed because he knew that as soon as he tried to throw, GSP would take him down. I don't think he would have been as comprehensively out-classed in a pure striking contest. I do agree that he should have tried harder to throw though, there didn't appear to be too much intent, but that could have been down to subconscious nerves that come from a first title fight. GSP wasn't too flash in his first title fight, I think Dan has a lot of potential, just needs to keep working hard.
 

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This is what I found weird about this fight. It's almost as if Hardy didn't want to win this fight or build any offense but instead just show that he can take a beating. GSP tagged Hardy with a jab and Hardy just smiled and dropped his hands..

Why?

Hardy got out-classed and made himself look stupid. What's the point in being aragant and smiling after you get hit. Seriously, he built no offense and got dominated, I exspected a lot more from Hardy. I give him props for not taping, but at the end of the day he really got out-classed from the start of the fight.

Hardy's arm is probably injured at this point, for what?
Hardy taunted in an attempt to provoke GSP, thinking it would lead to striking exchanges. if hardy got aggressive he would have just been taken down, so he kept his cool waiting for gsp to trade and look for counters. unfortunately for hardy gsp had his mind set on taking the fight down, and theres not really anyone who can stop him from doing that.

it's not surprising Hardy only landed a few strikes, considering they were grappling for around 23 minutes of the fight.

Plus, how did Hardy look stupid exactly? he showed so much heart in that fight. this was the biggest fight in his career and he was gonna be in there till the very last minute. if he taps he loses, if not he has more time to attempt a victory.
 

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Surely it's understandable that he was tentative with his strikes? As soon as he tried to throw something, GSP would time him and take him down. He was outclassed because he knew that as soon as he tried to throw, GSP would take him down. I don't think he would have been as comprehensively out-classed in a pure striking contest.
I put some of this on his corner. There was no advice on how to MAKE it a striking contest. Why not bend his knees, drop his weight, and accept, temporarily, being a boxer, not a power-puncher? He'd have half a chance at a sprawl in reply to GSP's shot. Don't try to trick GSP into a stand-up match. Force him into a stand-up match, even if it means not throwing with power. The power shots could come later.
 

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That was again another display on how great GSP really is! He did everthing he wanted to do in that fight and never was in any kind of small at least small danger with Hardy. You rarely see a guy getting outclassed like this in a Title fight!!! He could not sub Hardy, wich narrows peoples opinions on his performance. Hardy nearly got his arm broken because he had to much pride!

The fight metric will be embarrassing for Dan! I hope that he doesn't talks now, that he feels he belongs into the category of fitch, Alves and so on.
 

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http://fightmetric.com/fights/GSP-Hardy.html

Hardy landed ONE "leg jab" the whole fight standing up. GSP only landed 10 but for having "perfect standup" you would think Hardy could have landed something lol.

As we already know GSP dominated on the ground, 164-41 for strikes, 11 for 11 on takedowns, 26 guard passes and only 8 neutralized, 6 submissions attempted two of which would have finished nearly any other fighter.
 

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I think Hardy landed most of his shots from the bottom. He threw a few elbows and strikes. GSP had a small cut on hos head but that is it....
 
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