Why is Johny Hendricks not being hyped up?

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  1. Redhawks100

    Redhawks100 Gold Belt

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    Johny Hendricks is a collegiate wrestler, coming in at 200 pounds, with quick unorthodox striking with ridiculous power.

    He has 4 top 10 wins over Fitch, Koscheck (Many people complain about the Kos fight, but many seem to forget Kos poking Hendricks in the eye during the first exchange in the first round), Kampmann, and Condit with an overall record of 15-1 (better wins than GSP's previous opponents). After his first 3 top 10 wins, people were proclaiming he wasn't good enough to fight GSP for the title.


    Weidman had 2 top 10 wins over Munoz and Maia with an overall record of 9-0 yet he received a ridiculous amount of hype, with many proclaiming how deserving he is of a title shot.

    Watch their interviews and the things they say, they are so identical it's a bit creepy, yet Hendricks gets no hype behind him while Weidman was touted as "the one to beat Silva"

    Silva beat Sonnen, took time off, filled in for a short notice event against Bonnar, took him off, and then fought Weidman.

    GSP beat Condit and then handpicked Nick Diaz, who was retired, coming off a loss, and had been suspended for his last fight (after Hendricks had racked up his 3rd top 10 win), and is now fighting Hendricks after Hendricks' 4th top 10 win (something previous contenders didn't do)

    Yet, MMA media accused Anderson of ducking Weidman and hyped it to hell.

    People were saying Anderson would lose due to Weidman's wrestling abilities and his past fights with Sonnen, with Sonnen nearly grinding him to a decision loss.

    GSP was nearly finished by a head kick against Condit and was TKO'd by a fighter with a similar reach to Hendricks in his last loss, yet no one says Hendricks is the one to beat GSP even though he packs more power than anyone in the division and GSP has been susceptible to being clipped.

    So, why isn't Hendricks getting much hype?
     
  2. alrite

    alrite Banned Banned

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    Weidman was relatively unknown so he needed the hype or people wouldn't tune in. Most people already know who Johny is and know what he can do.
     
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    Weidman being undefeated helped a great deal in his hype.
     
  4. Redhawks100

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    This has happened since.

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    Kos beat him, but the judges hated Kos.
     
  6. Redhawks100

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    By poking him in the eye? Sure. Funny how GSP fans use that as an excuse for the Shields fight, yet no one emphasizes it in Hendricks/Kos even though between rounds Hendricks tells his corner he's having trouble seeing because of eye pokes...
     
  7. Jesse aM

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    Been there done that. We've seen what wrestlers with one punch knockout power but average boxing can do against GSP. His cardio is bad too. He has a punchers chance, meh
     
  8. Fuzzybread

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    Cause he's most likely going to be smashed
     
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    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    That is irrational Suredawgers' jobs.

    He's got a shot. Kos beat him.
     
  10. Slapchoppin

    Slapchoppin Brown Belt

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    Weidman was a great wrestler with great jiu-jitsu and good striking

    Hendricks is a good wrestler with one effective punch

    also since when is spamming lefts considered "unorthodox" instead of shit
     
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    I had him losing to Kos. Either way, showed he isn't stopping the takedown.

    It's a GSP fight, better not to get too excited.
     
  12. Redhawks100

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    He stuffed every single takedown from Kos up until the last minute or so of the last round.
     
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    lets see what the beard can do...I think GSP gets another uneventful UD
     
  14. Redhawks100

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    No one said Weidman had "good striking", most said his striking wasn't good.

    Spamming lefts? Yes, he likes to use his left, but he throws great uppercuts and uses great angles.
     
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    Weidman came in undefeated and other than the Maia fight looked top-notch and well rounded. Hendricks has weapons and I wont count him out, but he got outwrestled by Kos and has a suspect gas tank. If that fight against Condit was 5 rounds he probably would have lost.
     
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    lol define smashed...

    i think he has a great shot and with the whispers of GSP contemplating retirement u gotta wonder where his head is at.
     
  17. hackneysrevenge

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    There's a lot of reasons.

    He's not undefeated. Plus while he has some solid wins like the Fitch and Kampmann knock outs...he's also got some questionable ones. Not just the Kos fight...there's people who believe that Condit beat him. If I recall correctly,some thought Pierce beat him too.

    Plus,when Anderson fought Weidman he wasn't too far removed from the first Chael Sonnen match which was the first time Anderson really looked beatable. Weidman on the surface represented a lot of the same problems for Anderson that Chael did with much better BJJ.

    The Serra fight happened so long ago and George hasn't looked that vunerable since that fight. He's also beaten some heavy hitters since then.
     
  18. Redhawks100

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    He did not get outwrestled by Kos...

    Jesus christ, do you people even watch the fights?
     
  19. wlu29

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    He should have done vada and wada
     
  20. hugoooo

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    Smashed by the body of GSP laying on him or 25 minutes? Because that's the only way taht GSP can smash someone.
     

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