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Tuesday, 01/21/2014, 06:26 am

Dan Hardy: ‘GSP Should Have Handed Johny His Belt’

“I think it left the whole division and the whole situation kind of awkward. A lot of people weren’t happy with the decision [over Johny Hendricks]. A lot of people don’t feel GSP’s in a situation right now where he can just step away from the sport because there are a lot of questions left unanswered.

“The only thing I’m uncomfortable with is the way it was finished, the way it came to an end. I watched the press conference and, for me, the best thing to do would have been for Georges to walk out, hand Johny Hendricks the belt and say, ‘I’m done for a while, when I want the belt back I’ll come and get it.’ Just left it at that.”

“[Hendricks] said after the fight that he was only throwing with 70% of his power. I understand it, it was a smart, tactical thing to do, but once you pass the first two or three rounds, and he’s still there, you’ve got to go get the belt. You’ve got to go take it.

“I think [St-Pierre] lost the fight. I think he retained his belt, but I think he lost the fight.”

“If he’s taking time to step away from the sport, he needs it. There’s a reason for it. We don’t really want to see Georges St-Pierre compete at anything other than 100%. He’s not the champion if he’s not 100%. We need to see him at his best. If there’s something outside the sport that’s affecting him we’re not going to see his best in the sport. If he says it’s time to step away then he should.

“I just feel like it would have been the right thing to do for the sport, for his brand, to [say], ‘There you go. I don’t feel like I earned the belt tonight. I’ll come back and get it when I do.’ Then if he does come out of retirement and get the belt, imagine how people would view him. Best champion of all time.”


24 Responses to “Dan Hardy: ‘GSP Should Have Handed Johny His Belt’”

  1. magoo says:

    A lot of us already view him as the best champ of all time!, and why should Georges hand over the missing belt? That would be admitting he lost, when he didn’t! I believe that if and when Georges does come back he will get an immediate title shot against whom ever has it. I’m hoping its Hendricks, any how after he wins it back again it will cement his legacy as the greatest fighter of all time!

    • Kerry Norton says:

      You must actually be the real blind Mr. Magoo to think that GSP won that fight.

      • John says:

        go watch the fight over again, theres no way GSP lost the fight. Yes he got beat up in there, but overall he won the rounds. One big punch doesn’t win you the round if you don’t do anything the rest of the round. GSP had more take downs, more strikes.

        • Bj Pemn says:

          If you’re not doing any damage then that strike is not significant.. Throwing some pussy jab and kicks? yeah right he won LOL!

        • John says:

          You obviously don’t understand MMA is a sport that’s based off technical fighting. its a scoring system. doesn’t matter how strong the punches are. if you want to watch fights for brutal brawls fights go watch kimbo slice back yard fighting and stay away from MMA

        • Johan says:

          So by that silly account, are you saying Hendricks wasn’t being technical?? I was watching that fight with my MMA school, and they all agreed GSP lost. Hell, some very ghetto people who saw the fight, at that same spot I was in, said GSP got ‘f*cked up’.

          If even they can see that, then clearly you need to detach yourself from GSP’s sack. Talking all that technical smack, doesn’t make you seem smart, bro. It just deprives you of your common sense. Common sense that says one guy’s face looked like hamburger meat, while the other’s didn’t. Who would you rather look like, if you were in a fight?? Ponder that one…

        • John says:

          I never once said Hendrickson wasn’t being technical, if your a real fighter you would know that fights are just a mind game, trying to find out what openings there and trying to outwit your opponent. you obviously don’t understand that martial arts, is an art! I am telling you to watch the fight again and score it by points and you will clearly see a winner. there are plenty of fighters who have that face that get messed up regardless of the fight, Gatti for example had that face that got fucked up every fight, didn’t mean he lost the fights. look at GSP face after condit, it was just as bad. I can throw at you all my credentials on why I writing about this “technical smack” guess what I don’t need to.

        • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But this one is worth ten thousand

        • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          GSP took the worst beating of his life and even admitted he couldn’t remember the fight

          Hendricks looked the exact same after the fight as before it started and you tell me all that damage on GSP doesn’t mean squat

        • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Anyone who actually thinks GSP beats Hendricks needs to release their lips from GSP’s sack.

          That was a one-sided a”s kicking. Hendricks did 99.9% of all the damage. GSP went to hospital and Hendricks went to his after party

        • sylverdrag says:

          Following your line of reasoning, I won that fight because my face didn’t get bruised one bit.

          GSP’s face always looks trashed after a fight. Every single fucking time, so if that’s the criteria, GSP lost the belt a long time ago.

          But the problem is that GSP just doesn’t get finished and against Hendrick, he wasn’t getting finished either. In fact, he clearly won 2 of the last 3 rounds. Hendricks perfect takedown defense from the beginning of the fight started to fail, he was getting hit more and he tried to cruise because he thought he was ahead on points; that he had “done enough”.

          Too bad, in a “fight”, you have done “enough” when your opponent is out or submits. Damage means nothing if your opponent is still coming at you full on and your defense is starting to fail.

          In a MMA contest, you have done enough when you have 3 rounds in the bag for sure, and he clearly didn’t have that.

          GSP won in the score cards. The fight itself? Neither looked about to get finished, so I would call it a draw.

        • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Yeah one big punch did all that massive damage to GSP”s face. What a joke GSP got his a’ss kicked and he knows it that is why he refused a rematch and ran away from the sport like a coward. Gee I wonder what GSP fans would have said about Matt Serra or Matt hughes if they would have refused a rematch? Hendricks fight damaged GSP’s legacy forever

    • Nate "THE CHEAT" Marquardt says:


    • Nate "THE CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      GSP knows he lost you could see it on his face when the decision was read. That fight was fixed by 2 corrupt judges

      Every MMA website scored it for Hendricks. GSP was a complete coward for refusing Hendricks and immediate rematch as Dana ordered. GSP was going to be stripped of the belt is why he is upset at Dana and becuase Dana said he lost

  2. T.Daddy says:

    Only GSP fans think he beat Hendricks..

  3. Sasquatch says:

    Judges got it RIGHT.. all the whining and crying you @ss lickin ball sniffin Hendricks fans do won’t change that. Lol

  4. Greg Takerei says:

    I’m a big Hendricks fan! And the reason why he lost is because of his stupid corner! They told him before the 5th round that in 5mins the belt was his! Man that pissed me off when they said that. They should have told him to go in there and destroy him, and leave it all in the ring! He had him easy! But nah he’s got in his head that he’s won and will muck around and not take it serious! Then goes in and only goes 70%! Then boom lose’s the fight by one round. He had so much left in the tank it wasn’t funny! I know Hendricks is going to be champ, but that fight was lost due to his dumb fucken coaches! And for Hendricks forgetting them Famous words of the almighty Dana white “Don’t leave it to the judge’s”.. Man that last round pissed me off! GSP Fights 100% every secn of every round and for that GSP you have my respect! GSP a true champ, and Hendricks the future champ!

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