Looked like DC was trying not to hurt Hendo

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  1. jeff7b9

    jeff7b9 Red Belt

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    At least it seemed that way to me. I think that at a certain point it was quite clear that DC could do anything he wanted to Hendo. Props to Dan for not ever quitting and fighting and finding ways to get out of bad positions, but DC was just too big and too good.

    Anyway.... DC could have postured up and blasted away or slammed elbows and won via TKO at any point, but to do so, he would have had to really unload on Dan, who he respects a ton, so he kept busy and worked patiently until he got that sub, which was the best way for the fight to end, honorable for Hendo who didn't even tap- the man has no quit in him at all and says he wants to keep competing for as long as his body will let him- he is in his mid 40s and has been fighting legends, former champs and hall of famers. DC is a beast, an elite fighter who is one of the best of all time already.

    but DC chose, in my opinion not to risk hurting Dan by just blasting him out (at any time he wanted) and instead waited patiently and got the sub, I think he would have even let it go to the judges if the sub hadn't have materialized rather than pound Hendo out... just my opinion, that is what it looked like to me.

    Props to both men. Hendo is a warrior and DC is an amazing fighter. I haven't seen anyone throw a grown man that high in the air since Rocky III when Rocky fought Hulk Hogan.
     
  2. LNP 101

    LNP 101 Banned Banned

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    No, DC was trying to hurt Hendo.
    DC slammed him and choked him unconscious. But, DC wasn't trying to hurt Hendo. Not at all.

    Jeez.
     
  3. pclanadmin2

    pclanadmin2 SFA3 Belt

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    he wouldn't have finished dan if he wasn't trying to hurt him
     
  4. jeff7b9

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    I'm not talking about the entire fight- just from the point at which he had clearly shown he could dominate Dan and Dan was already exhausted (end of the 2nd and while Hendo was on his back squirming in the 3rd).

    At that point he easily could have flurried and blasted Dan to a tko stoppage (if he was willing to beat on him hard and in doing so probably hurt him) and Hendo could not have stopped it ... but instead DC waited and put him away with the sub.
     
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    Time to take another break from shitdog's ufc forums

    you guys are truly weird
     
  6. J180

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    Yeah sure looked that way when he was putting all his body into those shots Henderson would luckily duck under.

    smh.
     
  7. Kneepocalypse

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    hendo knocked one of dc's teeth out with an elbow. of course dc was trying to hurt him.
     
  9. Ryan Phillipe

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    I kinda felt this way also.
     
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    This thread makes me sad.
     
  11. spike85

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    I got the same vibe TS.
     
  12. He should have laid him down gently and tucked him in instead of powerbombing his ass like a drunken abusive father does when his child gets out of line.
     
  13. trott

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    cmon mannnn...
     
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    His GnP has never been devastating.

    I saw someone in the fight thread say it was like Fedor-Herring. Which is was if you look at the slams and the seamless transitions. However, there was a major difference and that was Fedor's GnP in the Heath fight was some of the most brutal GnP to date...and that difference showed on Heath's face.

    Cormier cares more about the position. Even against his lesser opponents that he rode he was unable to lay it on thick with ground punches.
     
  15. Shammon

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    Lol why would he risk not finishing Hendo at the earliest possible chance? The guy is trying to win the title, catering to "legends" would be completely stupid.
     
  16. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Didn't have a scratch on him and was speaking articulately and freely on the aftershow.
     
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    Respect, we see it all the time in this sport.
     
  18. Desensitized

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    DC is a bore
     
  19. Rex Kwon Do

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    He did seem like he wasn't letting loose with the GnP when it was presenting itself. Who knows why?
     
  20. Ryan Phillipe

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    And Hendo wasn't able to reverse DC and dominate with top control at the end of the fight like Herring did with Fedor.
     

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