why didn't GSP rematch hendricks?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BALLERSTATUSMCG, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. KingHenry

    KingHenry Sure... dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2017
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    40
    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.
     
    Kentaro and GSP vs Conor in 2019 like this.
  2. GSP vs Conor in 2019

    GSP vs Conor in 2019 Jon Stark Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    11,979
    Likes Received:
    4,939
    Location:
    GTA, Canada
    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 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    16,423
    Likes Received:
    22,636
    Location:
    On my bike, or gone fishing
    He was gonna retire win or lose.
     
    JayJayFrench likes this.
  4. Stevanchez

    Stevanchez Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    1,597
    Location:
    Arizona
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,378
    Likes Received:
    2,169
    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
     
  6. Dozer .

    Dozer . Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Messages:
    4,461
    Likes Received:
    17,535
    GSP ducked the Hendricks rematch and Whittaker.

    It’s as simple as that.
     
  7. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Season Mode.

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    51,552
    Likes Received:
    22,710


    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 Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,734
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    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

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,486
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Why did Jordan retire? People take breaks, there is more to life than a sport.
     
  10. josh345

    josh345 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,155
    Likes Received:
    1,430
    Location:
    Sunland CA
    Lol GSP always looks like he got into a car wreck after his fights win or lose.
     
  11. Quitcherbichen

    Quitcherbichen Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,558
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Location:
    bettendorf, iowa
    Hahahaha love the spoilers
     
  12. dangerousD

    dangerousD Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,968
    Likes Received:
    1,539
    Location:
    Ontario
    Because when he returned Hendricks was a shell of himself and not worth it
     
  13. KeiranMc

    KeiranMc Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,110
    Likes Received:
    3,327
    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.
     
    AC1D1K likes this.
  14. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    9,962
    Likes Received:
    11,226
    Location:
    Calgary
    why didnt u just put this in wasteland and save time to eat more cheetos
     
  15. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    9,962
    Likes Received:
    11,226
    Location:
    Calgary
    hendricks totally took the 5th round off too.
     
  16. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    9,962
    Likes Received:
    11,226
    Location:
    Calgary
    only if it was a 4 rounder. it was not
     
  17. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    3,299
    Likes Received:
    3,791
    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.
     
    JayJayFrench likes this.
  18. The Accuser

    The Accuser Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Messages:
    2,492
    Likes Received:
    2,826
    Rather double the man he used to be.
     
  19. dc007

    dc007 mr. white belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Messages:
    24,519
    Likes Received:
    7,477
    Location:
    NYC
    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

    Bagatur Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,627
    Likes Received:
    6,703
    Location:
    DE
    actually more like one and a half man!
     

Share This Page