Why didn't GSP pursue a Hendricks rematch?

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  1. Azeroth Adventurer Orange Belt

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    I remember thinking to myself that despite what GSP said about retiring post fight that he would go after Hendricks in a rematch to clear any doubt but he didn't come back. GSP never said anything about peds and testing during the earlier part of his career which everyone knows that ped usage was far more easier to get away with. I feel like GSP retiring at that point was for reasons other than just the whole ped testing situation. I always thought that GSP couldn't be out for longer than 2 years but he didn't come back until 2017
     
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    His retirement was preplanned. He was retiring that might win lose or draw. He was burnt out and having mental problems
     
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    Because it was a very tough and dangerous fight for GSP. He got beat up pretty bad, and Hendricks was only going 70%
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    Terrible match up for GSP. Wrestler with a bomb for a left hand..
     
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    He wasnt trying to go up 6 weight classes to fight Hendricks .
     
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    This is what tarnishes his legacy.

    That fight was a clear win for Hendricks. GSP should have done the rematch before retiring. Retiring the way he did makes it look like he dominated every fighter he fought, finally fights someone who can give him a run for his money and then retires.
     
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    Because GSP saw the way food was going and that Vegans will become the new fads, so he knew they will start giving Vegan foods to Hendricks, making him very weak and frail and chinny, so he knew a rematch would be a waste of time as Hendricks chin will be gone.

    Hendricks only started losing when they put salad in burgers, all that rabbits food lettuce, tomato and onion. It caused him to lose all his strength.

    Pig Rig in his championship run when he had 2 all beef patties, 2 slices of cheese and 3 strips of applewood smoked bacon in his burger, with a full-fat mayo sauce was a very tough opponent, but with the salad and vegan options added there would be no point for GSP to fight him again as its an easy win.. GSP has amazing fight IQ, just more proof of his fight IQ, best fight IQ with Jones.
     
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    Because he knew Hendricks had his number.

    He lost. He was awarded a bad and wrong decision and he was happy to live with it.
     
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    He said before the fight that he was going to make an important announcement after the fight, and nobody was surprised when he announced he was taking a break from the sport. (Destroys the stupid narrative that Hendricks retired him)

    At this point, win or lose, I don't think a rematch, or any other fights, were on the radar for him. He was obviously less than 100% mentally when he took the Hendricks fight and he had other things on his mind.
     
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    Hendricks retired gsp at the young age of 32

    that’s when Georges decided he was only going challenge Bisping-level fighters from his own era
     
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    Cause he had already decided to take a break. Wasn’t going to change his mind just to satisfy the people that thought he lost.
     
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    He said on the Rogan show that if he had a chance to do it all over again he never would’ve taken the fight. I’m sure he felt that way after the fight so no rematch.
     
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    Why would you pursue a rematch against someone you beat? To satisfy the ones that thought you lost?

    If that was your mindset, you probably wouldn't have come so far.
     
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    Very Jon Jonesesque, Joe.
     
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    Because Hendricks would have finished what he started and would’ve finished GSP in the rematch. GSP knew it and ducked the rematch.
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    In a rematch GSP would have been finished. Good decision from GSP to retire after fighters were becoming less one dimensional
     
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    Lol at media score cards

    Whats next local bar scorecards

    GSP won and was going to retire regardless because of his situation at home was changing at the time we didnt even know GSP had a lady and kids..he stepped away at the right time because he was needed else where and had nothing left to prove...

    And all this rematch talk was addressed st his return which by then we saw what usada did to hendricks...GSP bascially said. It wouldnt be a challenge considering how hard hendricks had fallen off by then ..and i agree... hendricks became a punching bag with a barrel gut post usada ..missed weight even.. the GSP who beat bisping who beat rockhold and silva would of smashed post usads hendricks
     
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    He knew he wouldn’t win,
     
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    Only if you are ignorant. This was his retirement fight. There was the whole steroid thing going into it. Then Dana capped it off by throwing GSP under the bus. GSP was fed up and left.
     
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