why didn't GSP rematch hendricks?

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  1. KingHenry

    KingHenry Sure... dog.

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    it's kinda of a cool, ironic thing to think back because right before the fight, there was definitely some controversy about which organization should be drug testing these two, and now post-USADA, Hendricks is a joke and GSP is the GOAT

    I think they could honestly make this rematch happen tomorrow w/o any training or weight-cutting because the result would be the same 100/100 times. GSP by any way he wants.
     
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  2. Jim

    Jim Jon Stark Belt Platinum Member

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    GSP took some punishment in his last four fights before his hiatus (Sheilds, Condit, Diaz and Hendricks) He was concussed at least twice and was nearly blinded during the Shields fight.

    His medical team advised him he could not spar for 2 years and during this time frame (December 2013-December 2015) he torn up his knee which further delayed his return.

    GSP began negotiating with the UFC in 2016. He probably would have returned to UFC 200 if a deal got done. It didn't which further lead to his delay in returning.

    He came back, won the MW strap and believe me when I say if Hendricks stayed competitive and his "stock was high" GSP would have gladly rematched him. Hendricks plummented after USADA came into play and he probably was taking ped's before the GSP fight.

    Finally, GSP 1,3,5
     
  3. Ottawaguy

    Ottawaguy Silver Belt

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    He was gonna retire win or lose.
     
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  4. Stevanchez

    Stevanchez Green Belt

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    Yes, he did come out of retirement to fight Bisping.

    I think you miss understand what my intensions are. I'm not trying to bad mouth GSP at all. Not even in a tongue in cheek way.

    GSP won a close back and forth fight and retired. There is nothing wrong with that. I was just pointing out to TS that GSP decided to retire and there was no reason for him to be pressured into coming back.
     
  5. smiles mma

    smiles mma Purple Belt

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    I had Hendricks winning the fight. Gsp kept a very busy fight schedule. I don't blame him for taking a couple years off.
    I bet if he starts fighting again, it will only be twice a year
     
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    Dozer . Brown Belt

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    GSP ducked the Hendricks rematch and Whittaker.

    It’s as simple as that.
     
  7. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Off-Season Mode.

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    Bisping brings it up within 30 seconds of breaking down the fight.

    "There are rumors of retirement, and when fighters do that, it's the beginning of the end"

    Haters don't want to believe this is possible or had any effect on the fight. They don't even want to believe the decision.
     
  8. Adjutant

    Adjutant Green Belt

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    I just rewatched the fight. First time since it was live. I scored it exactly like you. Only difference is that I thought the 4th round was a pick ‘em.

    Rogan and Goldie (Rogan) mostly colored it way in favor of Hendricks. That definitely swayed peoples perception of the fight. I had to tell myself to not listen and just watch the fight.

    Finally, I rewatchedthinking I was going to see Hendricks win. I still saw it the same way years later. GSP via UD.
     
  9. pvora90266

    pvora90266 Purple Belt

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    Why did Jordan retire? People take breaks, there is more to life than a sport.
     
  10. josh345

    josh345 Purple Belt

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    Lol GSP always looks like he got into a car wreck after his fights win or lose.
     
  11. Quitcherbichen

    Quitcherbichen Green Belt

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    Hahahaha love the spoilers
     
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    Because when he returned Hendricks was a shell of himself and not worth it
     
  13. KeiranMc

    KeiranMc Brown Belt

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    Yeah he was busted up but imo he won round 1 and won 3 rounds to 2, agreed maybe he wasn't confident in a rematch.
     
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  14. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Red Belt

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    why didnt u just put this in wasteland and save time to eat more cheetos
     
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    AC1D1K Red Belt

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    hendricks totally took the 5th round off too.
     
  16. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Red Belt

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    only if it was a 4 rounder. it was not
     
  17. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Purple Belt

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    Haters gonna hate all you salty losers think he needed to avenge a win it's sad. You just pray he actually loses so you can throw that guy a parade like when Werdum ended Fedor. Nobody actually cares for this rematch or a Whittaker fight you just hungry to see the goat fall. GSP defended Johnny had his shot and got beat deal with it, Whittaker got handed a title and gsp earned the right to pick and choose fights he wants at this point.
     
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  18. The Accuser

    The Accuser Purple Belt

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    Rather double the man he used to be.
     
  19. dc007

    dc007 mr. white belt

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    Because he was never planning on fighting before the first one happened. With how calculated every move he's made in his career has been, do you really believe for a second that he made a decision after the fight to retire? That decision was made before he even signed the contract.
     
  20. Bagatur

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    actually more like one and a half man!
     
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