What happened to the old Hendricks?

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  1. MMAProfessional

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    I remember when Johnny was one of those guys that you just waited for the knockout to come now it seems like he plays it way too safe. I'm pretty sure in this fight he's going to try to take it to the ground the whole fight a lot like the Brown fight and Brown is probably less of a threat in the stand up and relieves on volume rather then technique and KO power.
     
  2. ConditChamp

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    I never thought of Hendricks as a KO guy to me he was more of a can't wait for this to be over kind of guy.
     
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  3. Appelkick

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    He had to fight Lawler and Condit. 18 rounds, no KO. He was gassing, badly.

    He decided to play it safe, to keep his cardio up.

    So now it's just his 'face in the balls' strategy for the entire fight.
     
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  4. Non

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    The old days when he was split decisioning Mike Pierce and Josh Koscheck?

    He's not exactly fighting Kampmann or Waldburger any more.
     
  5. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    I don't know, he's ko'd a few guys in brutal fashion. His left had is like a stick of dynamite..

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  6. Drake

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    Did we watch the same fights...?
     
  7. Sgt Smith

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    Johny ate him.
     
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    Probably elite competition, like top 5. Also opponents get wise to ya once its known youre this or that.
     
  9. Brock Tober

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    Same fighter, but now his opponents know about his kill shot and so they defend better.
     
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  10. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Not too many stoppage losses on Lawler's, Condit's, GSP's, and Brown's records. His striking has actually progressed during this period of time to the point where he was clearly outstriking Robbie Lawler in the middle rounds of their rematch before gassing terribly. Also, his fight with Condit, his fight with GSP, and his first fight with Lawler were all very good fights. It's not as if we're getting shit fight after shit fight, here.
     
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  11. BigTruck

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    This. It's bc he knocked Fitch out people started praising him and reality he was never an exciting ko artist. He ko knampman too thay was impressive I'll give him that.

    Edit: his last ko was actually knampman 4 years ago.
     
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  13. MikeHolmes

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    Hendo and Hendricks both have devastating KO power, but had a lot of boring fights in their careers. Neither guy has the tank to last the distance throwing bombs, so they fall back on their wrestling.
     
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  14. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Better competition means less stoppages
     
  15. KeepItRealist

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    I don't know. I hope we don't see that pin and pray crap tonight, although I fear we do.
     
  16. MYSTXRIVL

    MYSTXRIVL Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    5 round fights means u cant go all out cuz if u dont get the ko u will have a rough time
     
  17. minowasmullet

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    Its a catch 22 he could of ended up like Roy Nelson and just spammed the punch and forgot about his other skills (ive just guaranteed Roy winning by flying armbar or some shit now)
     
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  18. MachidaNo1Fan

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    Same as what happen to Aldo. They get the belt and they realize they wanna play completely safe
     
  19. politozx7r

    politozx7r Brown Belt

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    tell that to all the gsp haters
    everyone thinks its easy to stop the best competition in the world
     
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    politozx7r Brown Belt

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    how does aldo play safe ? that guy bangs with everyone he fights
     

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