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Old 16th November 2013, 03:26 PM
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Another win by GSP? Hoping for a finish in the 3rd..thinking GSP sinks in a RNC


What is the historical significance of Georges "Rush" St-Pierre vs. Johny "Big Rigg" Hendricks?

Ask yourself when was the last time you watched a fight (or any sporting event) and a legendary champion had a chance to pass 4 future/current hall of famers in one night. In other sports, surpassing any one of the milestones below would be all over the news.

On November 16th, if Georges “Rush” St-Pierre wins a record setting 12th UFC gold belt, he will...
1) Pass UFC hall of famer Matt "Country Breakfast" Hughes for number of fights won in the UFC (taking sole possession of 1st place, right now they are tied) and double his consecutive win streak in the UFC;

2) Pass future hall of famer Andy "the Spider" Silva for number of UFC title fights won (taking sole possession of 1st place, right now they are tied), and number of wins against opponents that were ranked in the top 10 at the time of the fight (taking sole possession of 1st place, right now they are tied);

3) Pass future hall of famer BJ "the Prodigy" Penn for most octagon time (moving into 1st place) and length of career (not a record, simply passing a legend). He will triple Baby Jay's title defenses and the number of title fights Penn won at LW (means a lot considering many consider the Prodigy to be the LW GOAT), and quadruple his consecutive win streak in the UFC;

4) Pass hall of famer Royce Gracie for consecutive wins in the UFC (moving GSP into sole possession of 2nd place, right now they are tied);

5) Georges will compete in his 14th UFC title bout (remaining in 2nd place behind Randy "the Natural" Couture). 59% of the fights in his entire professional career (meaning he fought for titles outside the UFC) will have been for a title (16 title fights out of 27 total fights).

You remember how relieved Anderson Silva and Matt Hughes were after the target was removed from their backs right? Legendary champions have to perform when the lights are brightest. Who else with Georges' stats (see below) can say that 59% of the times they fought, a belt was on the line (the pressure was never off)? How many of them can say they defeated every man they ever fought (avenged all losses)? How many of them can say they won multiple title fights after suffering one of the most serious, devastating, career ending injuries a professional athlete can face?






Oh Hendricks...you and your VADA WADA shit..
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Old 16th November 2013, 05:46 PM
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Should be a great fight! And I think Hendricks has a chance at defeating GSP.
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Old 16th November 2013, 06:07 PM
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Yup, can't wait. DVST8R is going to see it live. I will go to the bar to see it, LOL.
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Old 17th November 2013, 01:08 AM
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well that was ackward..
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I gave GSP 1-3-5. Although I agree that the power punches weren't there for GSP, the total punch counts and takedowns were there. The decisiveness of the 5th and the simple rule that you gotta beat the champ to become the champ factored in the final decision. You could say GSP's face was evidence enough, but that guy has a ton of scar tissue, and the cuts were a result of a pretty lucky trip for Hendricks. Plus, #1 rule is never leave it up to the judges.

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Old 17th November 2013, 12:17 PM
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very agreeable

physical damage ala face. shouldnt dictate the outcome.
as some poeple have thick skin and some thin..

GSP and Fedor seem to have thin skin

Here's the post presser pic of their faces
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Old 19th November 2013, 06:44 PM
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so gsp is gonna be a father but not a dad..
and his father is dying..
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TMZ rumors apparently were debunked by GSP's sister. Another rumor is GSP was showing signs of early brain damage, memory loss, blurry vision.

Now the word is they are already working on the rematch.
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Old 20th November 2013, 11:30 AM
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if the rematch is anything like this last fight, I don't think I would pay for it.
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