That was a pretty good event excepting for some of the reffing. Stopping a fight while the guy is clearly not out and throwing an upkick? Shogun/Hendo II was crazy, wouldn't be surprised if they made a part III.
herb dean gets it wrong sometimes, but then so do they all. but to his credit, he tends to do a lot of interviews (for a ref) and will frequently explain his logic. IIRC he also admits to his more terrible decisions, so you can at least salute a guy who's trying to improve his job performance.
anyway, i'm a dunce for missing the live shogun - hendo fight. sounds like an amazing comeback. shogun can also take some comfort in that he showed a lot of life and relevancy, and can probably continue to be on main cards and/or headline. OTOH hendo seems a million miles away from being worthy of taking on jon jones or even the next couple guys. not to mention i'm not really interested in seeing him take beatings at such an advanced age.
so last thing i read, holly holm's team wanted too much money (or whatever) and now dana's doing his typical pouting act and declaring that the UFC has no interest in her. come on, man... ronda needs quality opponents in the worst way, and gina carano and the current contenders are simply not the ones.
please get cyborg, holm, and resuscitate mcmann for another shot before ronda retires to film!
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.