Why didn't GSP pursue a Hendricks rematch?

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  1. Lethal_Striker Silver Belt

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    And by the time that GSP did return Hendricks was on a losing streak and kind of irrelevant at that point.
     
  2. Megatronlee Red Belt

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    Grow up. It Dosent mKe it look like shit .

    It looks like he retired lol Jesus y’all are CRAZY
     
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  3. Brettco Blue Belt

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    No wad ima sayn?
     
  4. GrayArea Brown Belt

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    Source that gsp said he wanted to fight Weidman or Rockhold before Ping became champ?
     
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    The tweet reads: “Dan Pou (a Canadian sports journalist) has learned that Georges St-Pierre will announce his return to active competition in the UFC in the coming days.”

    Literally zero mention of the middleweight division, title, or Luke rockhold.
     
  7. Beherit Black Belt

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    well GSP said he prepared himself for a year to be a MW, obviously his plan of coming back were always at MW, he had nothing to prove at WW anymore ( high risk, low rewards ... ).
     
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  8. AnotherOldGuy Brown Belt

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    Penn did way worse to GSP than Hendricks did (GSP went to the press conference after Hendricks, he went straight to the hospital after Penn). So by that measure, GSP should be 24-4.

    And Condit knocked GSP down, while GSP wasn't able to knock Condit down, so maybe he should be 23-5.
     
  9. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Hendricks didnt even successfully defend the title one time. So by the time gsp would come back,whenever that was,Hendricks was old news.
     
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    Let’s not forget Whittaker KOing GSP via fear
     
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  11. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Btw I'm all for a dominant long time champion getting tired of beating number one contenders for years on end,and vacating the belt. How long can you keep doing that and stay motivated?
     
  12. AnotherOldGuy Brown Belt

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    GSP ducked Whittaker, plain and simple. He promised to defend his title, then didn't.

    I don't think he ducked anyone else. He was willing to fight Anderson at 170, Anderson was willing to fight him at 185, so either they both ducked or neither ducked. Personally I don't see how you can duck someone not in your weight division to start with. Though if you can, GSP also ducked a lot of low level UFC LHW's and HW's who would have loved to make some of the PPV money a fight with him would bring, not to mention ducking all the guys in other promotions who would have loved to fight him).

    But Whitaker he definitely ducked. So depending upon your definition of duck, he either ducked once (ie someone in his weight division and organization), or a hundred times (guys not in his weight division and/or organization who wanted to fight him). If we go by the latter, his record is something like 25-100.
     
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  13. WhosTheBoss Degenerate Yellow Card

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    Lol go back and read what you wrote and then mine and what you wrote
     
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    people can say want they want. gsp won the fight. plain and simple. hendricks went down fast and gsp proved if he is motivated, he'll beat anyone - MW CHAMP!
     
  16. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I’m ok with people stepping out too. If jones retired right now as his fights are getting closer and closer I wouldn’t blame him. I still don’t necessarily understand why it’s used as an argument to diminish a fighters reputation.

    If you keep fighting forever eventually you will decline. It’s a fact. It seems more like an argument used to negate the fact that he didn’t go out in a loss, or hit a large slide like some of the other popular “goats”
     
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    There is a reason why they're the media and not payed judges
     
  18. Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    I like you're way of thinking ( lol- dont know if you're being facetious) but 1st penn gsp fight was certainly close but the rigg decision was a jaw dropper. I dont think I ever remember so many fighters cage side/ first 2 rows( in a title fight) all shaking their head in dis belief. Matt Hughes reaction said it all.
     
  19. AnotherOldGuy Brown Belt

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    I'm not being facetious, I think Penn (as well as obviously Hughes and Serra) did better against GSP than Hendricks did. I gave Hendricks the decision 48-47, based on the 1st round (they alternated rounds after that). I gave Penn a 28-27 decision against GSP. But Penn did way more damage to GSP than Hendricks did (again, GSP had to go straight to the hospital, no press conference, after the first Penn fight). That makes that a bigger bad decision than Hendricks.

    And of course, Hughes and Serra 100% beat GSP. They did way better than either Penn or Hendricks, though they get very little credit for that on Sherdog. Its kind of odd that finishing someone is seen as a less of a victory as a 48-47 decision (what Hendricks should have won), but that's what much of Sherdog seems to think.
     
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  20. Bouboumaster Purple Belt

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    GSP was tired to fight steroid cheats monster, so he slaid the toughest of them all (in his division at least, because outside of it, it'd be Jon Jones and Anderoid Silva) and rode off into the sunset.

    Because of GSP and the fact that he wasn't shutting his mouth with the drug testing, USADA entered the UFC.
    Since then:

    - Hendricks went to loose the WW belt, and then was K.O.ed by a gay pornstar;
    - Jon Jones arguably lost his last two fights
    - Anderson Silva became a joke

    GOAT St-Pierre came back and became MW Champion, a belt that Anderson Silva will never touch again, because he can't have his dick pills anymore.
     

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