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123 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 00:41:59 from    

Great fight, Shogun took Dan’s best.

mmatruth Says, in 11-20-2011 at 00:44:09 from    

“Greatest fight in the UFC”

Dexter Says, in 11-20-2011 at 00:54:43 from    

If this was a 3 round fight, Dan would have gone for it more and Rua would have been TOAST. As a five rounder, Hendo gases and Rua is able to get 2 free rounds… Great fight still though. WAR and Credit to both guys for putting on a great fight. Rua had slightly more gas, but ZERO power to finish in the 5th after taking so much punishment in rounds 1-3. Dan walks out looking tired but fine, while Rua looks like he got his ass kicked.

All I have to say for Rua is that guy has an IRON JAW. Definitely have more respect for him now and he redeems himself after that p**** tap in the Jones fight.

oh yea Says, in 11-20-2011 at 00:56:57 from    

best fight i have seen in a long time..i dnt know how shogun is still alive after the 1st 3 rounds but shows you that he has heart like no other

Aki Says, in 11-20-2011 at 00:57:23 from    

Rua almost got KTFO. What a chin! I think we all know who has WAY more power in their hands. If Dan just has a bit more in the tank (or he wasn’t 41!) this would not have even been a contest.

DOMESPLITTER69 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 01:26:05 from    

dan henderson is so awesome

JoeDog Says, in 11-20-2011 at 01:28:29 from    

Rua looked disfigured, hammered. Epic fight!

WTFson Says, in 11-20-2011 at 01:29:43 from    

the fight in these guys! especially hendo what a warrior he shows himself to be time and time again and the same goes for shogun! I didn’t learn muchw here just a brawl to the finish i don’t think either way i would’ve been disappointed this was beyond my expectations.

John Says, in 11-20-2011 at 01:36:07 from    

p**** tap?
These internet keyboard warriors are some of the most delusional morons i’ve ever met. I’m fairly sure Rua is way tougher than you are, which makes you the biggest p**** keyboard warrior alive.

FURY Says, in 11-20-2011 at 01:43:22 from    

Simply Amazing.. Hendo is a Beast!! Gassed himself going for the TKO .. but I had him up 31-26 at the end of the 3rd and the final score the same as the judges 48 -47. Again this shows you that Fedor isn’t as tough as people thought.

Pope Says, in 11-20-2011 at 01:49:20 from    

Can’t get much better than this, two of my top three favorite fighters in an epic battle. The only way it could have been better is if Vovchanchyn came out of retirement and fought in there with them. And I am now convinced that Shogun has one of the best chins ever in mma. Henderson seems to be in his prime now for some reason though, and Shogun seems to have lost a step.
This fight was strange too. Shogun out wrestled hendo, shogun got out struck by hendo, and shoguns cardio seemed to save him. Dan’s overall grappling was good too until he gassed out. Lets just hope that Hendo knocks jones out early in their title fight and doesn’t get grappledfucked by a guy who will be twice as big as him…because shogun made hendo look small. Oh yeah forgot that machida is fighting jones too. But i see bones beating machida unfortunately.

straightAhead Says, in 11-20-2011 at 02:13:31 from    

now THAT was a an example of GOOD refereeing!!!

If he would have stopped the fight when Shogun was in trouble then this match would be quickly forgotten!! The ref gave Shogun a chance and he showed he had enough to keep fighting….

Too bad Herb Dean didn’t have the same presence of mind in the Hendo vs Fedor fight.

slavekarmaat12 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 02:21:12 from    

2nd best fight, behind randy & sylvia!

Justsayin Says, in 11-20-2011 at 02:25:58 from    

Good comeback for Rua. I had this a draw, but I see how Henderson gets the nod, esp. with a round for him (one of the first three) being 10-8. Regardless, AWESOME FIGHT!

yk Says, in 11-20-2011 at 02:33:55 from    

this is bullshit judge

Bernardo Says, in 11-20-2011 at 02:36:01 from    

After watching the fight twice I see
Round 1-Hendo (10-9)
Round 2-Even
Round 3-Hendo (10-9)bc Shogun survived went
for Heal Hook took Hendo down, pounded
him and finish the round strong.
Round 4-Shogun (10-9)
Round 5-Shogun (10-8)Total dominance in top position, take downs, mount, back, side control, G&P!! Usually the last round should weight the most however thats most fans opinion.

Winner should’ve been Shogun. He also finished stronger, had more takedowns, more submission attempts, and probably more punches and kicks landed. Hendo did land some bombs that damaged and dazed Shogun but he always rallied back.

Really this should’ve been a DRAW and another round ordered like in the Pride days!!! Atleast a rematch to set the record straight.
F*in greatest fight ever!!! Would’ve been the best for me if Shogun finished with the armbar or Arm Triangle at the end.

Musclefixer Says, in 11-20-2011 at 02:50:45 from    

First off, WAR BRUNO ! ! !
Man, talk about a freaking iron jaw. Rua had that tonight, but just not enough in the tank to finish Hendo when he had the chance.
Agree with Aki, if Hendo had 5 years off his side, it would have been over much quicker.

JEF Says, in 11-20-2011 at 03:09:31 from    

WOW! DAMN! Wish I bought this PPV. I would say immediate rematch but, would rather see Hendo-Jones or Hendo-Rashad first and Rua-Rampage then eventually another HENDO-RUA.

I had it a draw. First 3 rounds 10-9 Hendo 4th round 10-9 Rua, last round 10-8 Rua.
BUT, I don’t think you can call that fight a draw much rather see somebody win. If I had to give that fight to somebody it would be Hendo because maybe 10-9 Rua on that last round even though some of you may disagree.

Congrats Hendo!

ace Says, in 11-20-2011 at 03:09:44 from    

two free rounds? What kind of fighter do you think can pour it on in the 4th and 5th after being brutalized? have you ever competed i anything before or do you just watch and critique fight from your couch? Hendo has mad power but played the bitch in the 4th and 5th. To come strong that late shows heart. Oh, yeah, showing heart against the guy who claims to fight all on heart. shogun lost hands down no arguement there but it was so worth seeing the wrestler got owned on the ground at his own GNP game. Shoguns hand were sloppy but redeemed himself by showing heart.
I hate guys that talk s*** and make comments about fighter like saying theyre pussies for tapping. common homo dont be bitter cause you never competed in anything except warcraft and Halo tournaments

Shinka MMA Says, in 11-20-2011 at 03:11:35 from    

Wow! I scored it a draw m’self, but wow nonetheless!

Hanabahn Says, in 11-20-2011 at 03:14:27 from    

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! One of the best fights of all time! Both fought an amazing fight!

sins4given Says, in 11-20-2011 at 03:56:01 from    

Welcome Back Hendo. Up next: Bones Jones. Hope Hendo knocks his head off

G.Zilla Says, in 11-20-2011 at 04:15:41 from    

I think they took the video down Bruno.

Yomommamoto Norifumi Says, in 11-20-2011 at 04:16:27 from    

“p**** tap”?

What are you even talking about Dexter you key board warrior extraordinaire.

You’d sh*t your pants, have convulsions and be in a coma for a year then feed through a straw for the rest of your life if you took what Shogun took in that fight with Bones.

Have some respect you dreamer.


What a fight. That’s the way you throw down right there.

Mike Says, in 11-20-2011 at 05:51:17 from    

Proof that even at 41 Hendo is one the all time greats. Let’s remember Shogun was also recently LHW champ. In my opinion, Hendo would have given most people in the wold an ass-kicking when he was 31 and he is one the all time great world champs (like Fedor). Amazing. Super legacy.

roninnick72 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 07:12:38 from    

Good thing for Hendo that this fight did not take place back in Pride, ’cause they used to put more emphasis on how the fighters finished rather than how they started the fight, BUT This is the the UFC and USA in 2011 and that fight was EPIC! Should have been the fight they chose for the fox Deal! Of course hind sight being 20/20. Henderson is an incredible athlete better now than before regardless of his age. He is a better MMArtist now than he was in his 20′s and 30′s. Don’t give me that he ran out of gas crap because he is in his 40′s. We have all seen many many many younger fighters gas out in less time. It was just an awesome display of athleticism by both men! Congratulations to Them! Fans win out!

PitfighterZ Says, in 11-20-2011 at 09:58:58 from    

I also scored it a draw, but that’s not to take anything from either fighter. I am biased towards thinking who would have won if the fight continued and I have no doubt Shogun would. For me, any fight is won by the one standing at the end, like it used to be in vale tudo and in the beginning of the UFC.
Hendo won the first 3 rounds and Shogun won the last 2, but the 5th was a clear 10-8. Add that to the fact Shogun simply manhandled Hendo in that last round, if anyone should have won, it should have been Shogun.
Anyway, awesome fight. Two all-time best who just won’t quit. Another one for the history of the sport.

sothiejimmy Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:12:40 from    

Fantastic fight. Best fight ive seen in a while.
@straightahead…..fedor went limp, and face planted onto the mat, shogun didnt.

gunnyhighway99 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:14:31 from    

First three rounds went to Hendo, the last two rounds to Shogun. The question is whether the last round was a 10-8 in favor of Shogun. Even so, we don’t know if the third round was a 10-8 in favor of Hendo. It was either a draw, or a slight edge for Hendo. The judges got it right tonight.

anakonda Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:16:30 from    

Amazing fight, watching 5 rounds has never went this fast! Great fighters, that’s all I can say, respect!

fightdontbefake Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:33:55 from    

Not bad for a 41 year old, not bad at all. I think Hendo would have knocked him out, or at least TKO’s Shogun, but he gassed. Shogun survived because he has better cardio then Hendo. Great fight

haha Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:36:46 from    

the only p**** here is you. I bet sometimes in the evening your mother comes in your room and makes your tap you gay f*****

palimpalim Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:42:55 from    

But I think ‘drawn’ would have been the right decision…

Danby Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:53:36 from    

Guess it depends if dan got a 10-8 round then. It was a hell of a fight. Poor dan had to come back when they changed the rules. He was like a zombie in the last two rounds. Good for an old man though.

Danby Says, in 11-20-2011 at 10:55:36 from    

If it was a normal 3 round fight, dan probably would have knocked shogun out, or at the very least won every round.

Hugo Says, in 11-20-2011 at 11:02:36 from    

This thing was an epic DRAW!!

Moron judges…. How couldn’t they see the last round a 10-8!?

Maximumpain Says, in 11-20-2011 at 11:28:50 from    

HOLY s***!!! That was one of the best fights I’ve EVER seen!
I also would have scored it a draw with the 10th being 10-8, but I don’t have a problem with Dan getting the nod. He was slightly better in the three rounds he won than Rua was in the two he won.
Whatever, awesome fight!
And FUK all haters!

goygacon Says, in 11-20-2011 at 11:56:59 from    

Classic. Never leave up to the judges, Hendo started strong, Rua owned in the end. Would love to see 5 more rounds. Great battle.
Thanks Bruno!

ViciousKO Says, in 11-20-2011 at 12:23:24 from    

Wow MMA fighters really can’t punch!

Samuraitato Says, in 11-20-2011 at 12:29:48 from    

REAL WARRIORS…an epic fight for the ages,

dude Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:00:00 from    

What a great card that was.

woadito Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:00:06 from    

Shogun has taken some serious beatings from Jones and Hendo, I just hope he does not end up like Chuck or Wand later in his career….

ericsson Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:05:30 from    

The USA f*** are at it again
f***** good win for Dan Henderson

x Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:49:29 from    

I don’t understand how someone can survive for two rounds on an emptu gastank. Huge respect.

Stranger Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:36:10 from    

such a boring fight.
cut them both

KungFuLowKick Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:47:47 from    

Great fights all night long and that reatrd crowd still managed to Boo in every fight.Dana should never go back to places people boo for nothing,maybe then they will learn to respect the fighters.

KungFuLowKick Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:51:22 from    

Well said ace.There’s so many a******* who think they are MMA experts because they watch MMA.The same kind of retard who criticizes the hockey,fottball,baseball coaches or players talk like they are better.But just they way they comment and have no respect just proves thatt he most physical thing they do in a day is getting up to the fridge…

MMAGiantSilva Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:52:01 from    

Damn hedno ate that m*********** up. Imagine if Hendo was 32 Rua wouldn’t stand a chance. It was quite obvious who the better fighter was and is.

daimai Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:17:43 from    

Clear cut… Hendo

Clemmit Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:20:05 from    

I don’t think it matters who won this, they both deserve equal respect for that. At least now we might see Henderson fight Jones and hopefully knock him out.
Can’t believe nobody on here is calling for the rematch though.

RRM Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:22:40 from    

Props to both fighters for an amazing fight!

Ripit Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:13:12 from    

2 warriors with incredible heart.

oaklandblackouts Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:41:57 from    

it’s hard to have a winner in this one. just a classic match of two vets that always go after it. shogun had so much damn heart. and hendo got that iron chin as usual. they bother winners to me… hell of a damn fight. speechless. this is goin in the books as one of the best wars

Tempted Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:34:33 from    

Simply amazing. I scored a draw personally. However if there was to be a winner I do think it was Hendo for the damage. I’ve got my concerns when Hendo takes on Bones.

vachy Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:19:29 from    

for me..shogun wins!

Dsrren Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:20:09 from    

I love Dan,,But he won two rounds.

murell Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:27:09 from    

Two great Warriors! too bad Hendo is 12 yrs older, or he would have finished Shogun,but props to Shogun he is an Awesome and classy Warrior!

murell Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:29:54 from    

They should give it to Hendo just for being 12 yrs older,come on guys Shogun is only 30,age does matter,lets see how good Shogun is at 41?

Mike Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:45:14 from    

Closest thing I’ve seen to a Pride fight in a while — remind me of why I liked Pride and how I hate when guys avoid really fighting.

Hendo & Shogun = Both Warriors. Thank you guys for a great fight.

YodaSangklai Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:54:51 from    

Agree with Dana on this one, it should be a draw.

UGjoinDATEmeansNOTHING Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:14:17 from    

^^^^What the F does that mean?
You are a f****** moron!!
Where are you from? The USA gives more in aid too other nations then any other country on earth!
People from other nations flock to the USA,in order to have a better life and flee the s*** hole that i’m sure you hail from.

GREAT FIGHT!! HENDERSON and RUA are two great fighters!!

walket6678 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:15:58 from    

Two of the toughest sum bitches’ on the planet. I saw it as a draw. Unanimous? No way.

Rio_Warrior Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:34:57 from    

Bullshit Decision, clearly Shogun won or should have been called a draw.

Rematch on pride rules so we can see shogun stomping hendo’s head.

5th round total r*** by shogun: multiple mounts + gnp + takedowns.

The fight was in the US prety normal for the judges to give the win for the home fighter, shogun did NOT lost this fight.

By the way the UFC hendo is better than the pride hendo, if they met 5 years ago hendo would have been spanked. Hendo is some sort of Benjamin Franklyn lol.

@mma Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:59:53 from    

Epic fight! Glad the Bay Area hosted this one.

dag Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:26:36 from    

This will go down as one of the top 5 fights of all time!

brazil Says, in 11-20-2011 at 21:33:09 from    

Awesome fight. Feel sorry for shogun’s lost, but he was a warrior, who could get out from that punches alive ? He showed heart. A rematch would be cool, but I think, the plans are Henderson vs Jones, and from that one Henderson has no change, he would be killed by a twice strong, fast and more talented Jones.

ymbsnakeeye Says, in 11-20-2011 at 21:36:43 from    

Shogun can punch well… he has great accuracy but he was so hurt his technique went out the window. Henderson has never had good punching technique. You kind of don’t need that good of technique when you cant be knocked out and you punch like a damn truck.

vealchop Says, in 11-20-2011 at 22:48:08 from    

To the guy who had it 31-26 after 3 and 48-47 after five, which rounds did you give Hendo and Shogun an 11?

Klopper Says, in 11-21-2011 at 00:22:57 from    

Great fight… DRAW. Like many others, I had Hendo 10-9 for the first three, and Shogun 10-9 and 10-8. How can you not score the last round 10-8 Shogun?? Complete domination.

It should have been a draw and we should have gotten a rematch.

FedorFailsAgain Says, in 11-21-2011 at 00:40:31 from    

@ slavekarmaat12 Says,
“2nd best fight, behind randy & sylvia!” <<

Uhhhhh Captain America vs Tim Sylvia is your greatest mma fight of all time? LOL feels good to not to have to watch gay WWE anymore huh lil fella…

mangjose Says, in 11-21-2011 at 04:16:23 from    

i thought rua won the fight but i guess i was wrong but it was fantastic fight though.Give credit to those guys and good job by the referee!!

PeterParker Says, in 11-21-2011 at 04:27:33 from    

Wow Joe had to help hold him up.

PeterParker Says, in 11-21-2011 at 04:28:39 from    

Those two men have a bond I will tell you that.They went through a war together.

ness2k Says, in 11-21-2011 at 06:17:05 from    


SEAN_VANCE Says, in 11-21-2011 at 12:45:06 from    

Shogun has the heart of a lion, JEsus Christ, thats one tough SOB…Henderson just ran out of gas, but SHogun took a severe beating and came back to return it all… should of been a draw, and we definitely need a rematch.

cigronne Says, in 11-21-2011 at 13:19:06 from    

C’mon guys, Hendo won the fight hands down since the first 3 rounds were definitely his. The confusion comes due to Shogun ended up the fight in a better shape winning the last 2, while Hendo gassed dramatically and was on the verge of getting finished, but overall he won for sure.

mmafan Says, in 11-21-2011 at 14:22:45 from    

Great fight and another dismal showing of the judging system. I guess since the last round was 10-9 according to the moron judges, that essentially implies that Hendo did 90% as well as Shogun did on that round. Yeah right…we live in a world replete with morons full of moronic ways of doing things.

bigtigger Says, in 11-21-2011 at 14:33:55 from    

Great fight, Rematch indeed.*0

bernie Says, in 11-21-2011 at 20:23:05 from    


Sans Says, in 11-22-2011 at 00:04:02 from    

I can’t see how anyone would score the fifth round 10-8. There’s no doubt that Shogun was winning handily, but Dan was simply exhausted. Even with nothing left in the tank, he didn’t seem to sustain any damage from the Shogun’s weak ground and pound. Compare that to the damaging barrage of hits from Hendo throughout most of the fight. Hell, he was tagging Shogun with powerful shots up until half way through the fourth. Then he had nothing left, and he looked like he was in serious trouble in the second half. After that it was a fight of the zombies. I really am amazed at the heart of both fighters, but round five was nothing but a 10-9 round, and Henderson definitely won.

incognito Says, in 11-22-2011 at 04:12:16 from    

I personally thought the match was a draw. It is true that Hendo won the first three rounds, but I don’t think that you can credit any of those rounds as a 10-8 round. His most dominant was the third round but even then Rua tried to pull off a submission. That meant Rua had some offense. Rua, on the other hand, had the fifth round as 10-8 decisively. Maybe the judges were just too hesitant to pull out the 10-8 round just like what they did with Penn and Fitch. If you look at it, Penn won the first 2 rounds and Fitch dominated the last. Rua dominated Hendo in the same way, regardless of the fact that both men were tired. I believe they’re going to make this happen again. It all depends on how the rest of the fighters in the division stack up. A rematch between Rua and Rampage may be perfect and Hendo needs a shot at another top-tier light heavyweight. Give him Rashad and that would determine the top contender after the Machida-Jones fight. Nevertheless, I believe this was one of the best cards top to bottom in a long time. Props to two legends of the sport!

agent002 Says, in 11-22-2011 at 17:21:06 from    

i loved it…

Benjamin Says, in 11-22-2011 at 23:51:06 from    

Bad decision. Rua won the fight. He fought back against Henderson’s big hits in the 1st and 2nd rounds and Henderson was non-existent after the 3rd round. Bad decision.

Scott Says, in 11-22-2011 at 23:55:33 from    

I definitely don’t call that epic. The last two rounds were like two drunk men fighting, both too drunk to do any damage. An embarassment to sports.

gorillajoe Says, in 11-23-2011 at 01:51:30 from    

If they can’t give Fitch-Penn round 3 a 10-8, why give Hendo-Rua 10-8. Rua was dominat but did not deliver enough damage. Fitch delivered more dmage to Penn.


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