Originally posted by blunderdog
Bisping is a disrespectful homophobe. But he is an honest fighter who regularly slams those who cheat with PEDs.
Hendo is always being counted out due to his age but if you saw his fight with Tim Boetsch, his right hand, aka the "H-Bomb", can still knock anyone out if he lands it.
Rousey can make a successful comeback I believe. She has to regain ...[text shortened]... hardest hitter in the UFC right now which is scary considering he once fought as a welterweight.
I agree with all you said except Bisping being hateful towards people who are gay. I have never heard any such comments from him. If I had? I would never hope for him to win. And I agree with your post. It was excellent. People still count the H bomb out, and they are stupid for doing so. I think Johnson is the strongest, but I am not sure about him hitting the hardest. But It's possible.
Connor has nothing to lose by fighting at welter weight and will get a huge pay day for it. Then he will go back down to featherweight. I do think he will make the fight last much longer. I also think he punched himself out and had a huge adrenaline dump which caused him to exhaust himself. He could no longer hold his hands up to defend himself, which is why he went for a silly take down. Once I saw that I knew it was over.
Plus Nate can take those punches all day long. Although to Connor's credit he did rock Nate once but did not follow up on him after.
Jones can never be considered the best now. Think about the Gus fight? Evans fight? DC fight? These fights went the distance and many think Gus won that fight. DC also had success against him but did not pull the trigger enough. Evans also had some success and rocked Jones a few times but again, he did not pull the trigger.
How do we know Jones was not on PED's then? And if he was? Gus would have destroyed him and finished him in that final round if Jones was taking PED's, and then decided not to take them for that fight, or the DC fight, or the Evans fight.
His legacy is now destroyed and nobody will ever know how long he was on them. I think the layoff was to much for him. I saw him go from skinny to ripped and huge from power lifting when nobody was testing him while he was out.
Then in his last fight he looked horrible. I don't think he trained that hard, plus I think he was taking PED'S then but did not get caught. This time he did. And I would say he knew DC was going to kick his ass especially in a fair fight where DC has been active and Jones has not. And on top of that, Jones was not training that hard while he was partying during those fights. Which is where the doping comes in. That is what gave him the extra cardio he needed and more in those final rounds.
Rhonda can fight again. But she will Never get that belt. That is done for her. Just my opinion, and I am sure we will have a good laugh when she comes back and see if I am wrong in saying it. lol But there are just to many fighters now in that division unlike when she crumbled after losing once and going nuts. You cant be weak and do this sport. She was never a real fighter in my opinion. She runs when she gets hit instead of staying in the pocket or taking her head off of the center line and looking for counters.
Nunes will kill her on her feet and submit her on the ground. And that is just Nunes. Holly knocked her out cold and would do it again if they fight a second time. Styles make fights, and Holly is a "real" fighter. She just needs a bit more work.
And I like Bisping because he has been at this for over a decade now and has never taken PED's and like you said, he has always spoken out about it. And I also agree that Connor will come up short. But It would be great if he won, then a rubber match.
Great post on your part. Nice to see MMA fans posting. Do you think GSP will be fighting again? And do you think he will be the same fighter?
I really hope your wrong about Bisping and his views. He works for Fox Sports 1. If he came out with that view? They would never allow him to announce or commentate. They would have fired him. So it is hard for me to believe. Fighting Hendo will not be any easier this time around.