That wasn't a bad stoppage at all. The issue was the shots to the back of the head. I don't really have an issue with it, he was ****ed without those shots to the back of the head anyways. That video doesn't show that Shogun basically collapsed back to the ground after it was stopped (probably due to the pain from a broken nose).
It wasn't a bad stoppage. Shogun sat up after Dan got off him...but then he basically fell down immediately. He was just going to get hurt worse. After Hendo rearranged his nose his senses had to be loopy, so just letting it go on longer would have just meant more bombs from the guy with the best pound for pound power I've ever seen.
interesting interview w/ gsp on mma hour. in typical gsp fashion, he outlines so many things yet doesn't go into full details. he has to be the master of this.
gist of the first part was that he needs to find his 'personal space' right now. again, the details of whatever that means is speculative.
the bigger chunk was spent on his thoughts on steroid testing. he says the tests now are way too easy to pass. he stopped himself a couple times from going into to much detail of what exact words or names or whatever were dropped. this is purely speculation, but it sounds like he either has dirt or someone or has used before but wants to clean up the sport. gsp makes it hard to not speculate some.
also, he said he sees himself fighting again at some point but not right now. added that this is the happiest he's been in about 10 years and he can comfortably sleep every night.
trying to catch up on some recent fights i missed...
shogun - hendo: both guys looked disappointing TBH. hendo had almost nothing working except for his one big punch and cautiousness... assuming that's worth a mention. otherwise, his movement, kicks, wrestling, jab, combo-work, setups and aggression looked anywhere from weak to dreadful. on the other side, shogun's kicks, movement, aggression and jab looked solid, if not terrific. the most disappointing thing to me is the way he had a long period of top position in the 2nd and couldn't do a damn thing with it. notably, he failed to work for position and he failed to take the body shots that were open to him, being obsessed with attacking hendo's head, apparently. yea, i'd rather not see either of these guys as headliners again... not that DFW cares, or anything.
machida - mousasi: jesus, now why did i watch that? oh well, machida should be able to give weidman lots and lots of problems.
gustafsson - manawa: pretty amazing how a somewhat skinny, slightly flabby guy like gusty can just dominate a beast like manawa. gusty's pace, movement, athleticism and wrestling are outstanding for being as tall as he is. also, he seems to have an unusually high talent for making the right decision at any given moment.
i think chances are very high that either gusty or cormier upset jon jones, assuming those fights happen.