First off, yesterday was **** amazing!! It was so much fun being there. I haven't read through much of the forum threads yet, but I am assuming it went up in flames when GSP was announced the winner lol.
Here's what I honestly think about the main event, agree or not, it's my opinion. I'll be as unbiased as possible.
Hendricks clearly won rounds 2 and 4. GSP won rounds 3 and 5. Round 1 was very close. Both got a takedown each. GSP going for the sub might have squeaked him out the win for that round, but it was very close. Not saying he won the round, idk who took it, I'm just saying that could have given him the nod the fact that he had him in a sub. Which by the way, after Hendricks got out of it, I looked to the dude sitting next to me and I was like "did GSP just go for a guillotine?!" lol
Anyways, the fight was very close. And even though GSP may have landed more strikes than Hendricks, Johny easily did way more damage to GSP than GSP did to Hendricks. Taking that into account, along with the grappling exchanges, I think Hendricks should have gotten the nod.
All in all, it was a great **** fight. I hope we can all agree on that. GSP was able to take Johny down and Johny was able to take him down. I was very impressed with the way Hendricks was able to position him on the fence and push GSP off of him. It was the first time we saw GSP get outgrappled like that, Hendricks was easily the best wrestler he's faced and he did a great job against Georges and proved to be his biggest challenge. He did what he said he was gonna do, he pressured GSP and brought the fight to him, something his past challengers never did.
Despite whatever people say about GSP, he displayed some great heart and a great chin, he took some big shots from Hendricks. You can't deny he came to fight and he did a great job at countering Hendricks with punches. The takedown he got in the beginning of the fight was nicely executed.
The fight was awesome to see live. Every round was very intense and there was just a buzz in the air that made the fight, and event in general, a joy to experience. The rematch needs to happen.