Is Rockhold gonna be like Hendricks, who seemed to be the next big champ and then slowly faded?

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  1. Kung Fu bb

    Kung Fu bb Red Belt

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    Rockhold really looks like a solid fighter and was steam rolling everyone not called TRT Belfort. Here are a few:

    Costa Philippou

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    Michael Bisping

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    Rockhold became the man who beat the man who beat the GOAT. And when he destroyed Chris, the way he did it made it look like he was gonna be the next big thing at MW.
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    But then, his "so much cock" attitude made him lose the belt to Bisping in a 1st round KO, when noone expected that to happen.
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    And after that, he had a fight scheduled against Jacare to maybe determine the next contender at Bisping´s belt.... but an injury got him out of the fight, putting him further away from recovering the belt..... and to tell you the truth after his KO loss to Bisping, I don´t know if many people would consider him favourite anymore against guys like Romero or Jacare.

    So....

    All these expectations about Rockhold reminded me of Hendricks.... Yes, I know their stories are different and so are the circumstances. But still, both guys seemed like they would be the next dominant champ at their respective divisions.

    But look what happened to Hendricks....

    So my question is:

    Does anybody think Rockhold will have the same fate and slowly fade away? Or will he get back on track and get that belt again eventually?
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Bisping just got lucky Rockhold will be back. As for the injury he trains at AKA is normal
     
  3. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Silver Belt

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    "Lucky." Take a look, everyone. This here is clearly a guy who understands fighting. Two professional martial artists compete, and one of them knocking the other with a well timed counter is "lucky."
     
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    i think so, he seems more interested in fucking demi
     
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    I don't think so, he is much better than Hendricks.

    MW is a sharktank though
     
  6. Project 86

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    all hendricks had was a left hand rockhold is more well rounded
     
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    I'm just saying no notice Bisping loses that fight 9 out of 10
     
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    if you don't think bisping was lucky to take a late notice fight where he was a fucking 5 to 1 dog and somehow win in the 1st round, then IDK what to tell you. rockhold could easily fight the worst fight of his life and still beat Bisping cause that's how much better he is. you may understand fighting, but clearly you don't understand odds or luck.
     
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  10. CerebralKnievel

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    I can assure you, Rockhold is not going to fight the "worst fight of his life" and defeat Bisping, let alone anyone in the UFC middleweight division, unless both of them are fighting the worst fight of their life (perhaps due to some sort of anaesthesia released through the filtration system).
     
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    Slowly faded?
     
  12. Tito’s Juice Box

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    I don't think Bisping was lucky, but I do think Rockhold was cocky and stupid. If they fight again I think there is a much better chance that it goes down like the 1st fight.
     
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    That's not luck, that's called "being better in that 1 fight".
     
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    Anon Von Ymous Say something stupid and I will ridicule you

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    All depends if he takes up the "Dolce (and Gabana) Diet - Destroyer of fighters, ender of careers and true p4p undisputed champion of the fight world"
     
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    Rockhold is done. He's so cocky and vain, the humiliation of his loss to Bisping is going to permanently cripple him mentally.
     
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    Weidman is like Hendericks. Hendericks unfortunately was robbed of a big achievement as compared to Weidman.
     
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    He will be one of the best mw champs ever dude just got cocky and paid for it!
     
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    They're all gonna fade!
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  19. Jimmy jump

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    Rockhold is a legit beast. He is clearly the best MW out there. He just had 0 respect for Bisping and got caught due to his cockiness. He'll be back dominating very soon. I don't see him and Weidman rematching ever tbh.
     
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    The way he manhandled Chris made me think he's gonna dominate for a long time. But the division is stacked. A lot of quality fighters. The big three especially. I think the champ situation is gonna largely depend on whether if it's someones night or not.

    Agreed, "lucky" should not be used. But i doubt that many people would say that Bisping will repeat the victory if they meet again. IMO this was his 1/10 chances. Rockhold was cocky, and got caught with a good blow while his mouth was half open. And that's how i understood the guy you're quoting.
     

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