Originally Posted by Tyburn
1) Yes, it does doesnt it.
2) That is partly why I'm so dissapointed Que. For someone who has fought so many of the best and been finished by so few, shouldnt his accuracy be a little bit better then what was displayed versus Rich Franklin? Dont we expect someone who has done all you've listed to live up to expectations
3) Would you still be saying that if Rich Franklin had been forced into retirement due to an illegal strike? Will you still think that in future if someone you like is conned out of the chance of a strictly fair fight by a few too many accidents??
When will the Refs start to crack down on a blatent issue of Fighter Safety?? Will it take a career ending "accident" before they bother?
I dont mind people putting on poor performances if it reflects on them. I DO mind when people put on poor performances that endanger the lives of others and when that danger is frankly ignored.
So...Let us see what happens on TUF, as to whether he will regain my support or not. I really get annoyed with Fighters that let me down. Georges Saint Pierre did it...I hope TUF vindicates Henderson...but at this stage I will be honnest, and say, I dont know that it will.
2) as i already said, hendo's poor performance (although it wasn't really a 'poor' performance) is not surprising because of his age. he is getting old and he is declining. he is not as good as he once was and that is expected for his age.
3) if hendo forced franklin into retirement because of the eye poke or head butt then i would be greatly dissapointed. but it still would depend on whether or not he did it intentionally or not. and i don't believe he did. i see no reason why hendo would want to intentionally cheat. it is not in his character. with that said.. even if hendo did not eye poke or head butt franklin, i still believe he won that fight fair and square. of course that is a matter of opinion though but i feel he won anyways.
i don't see why hendo needs to regain your confidence in TUF but i think he will. people will see what a good person/role model/coach he is. i hope