Ah, anonymity; the jewel in the crown of internet trolls, especially those who make puppet accounts. When you have an annoying or otherwise troll-like user, the one sure-fire way to tell is by the names they use. Trolls use real sounding names whereas an idiot will have an idiotic name. Either way, the best response is always “don’t feed the trolls”. Dan Henderson found a new way to deal with trolls. His method involves being a professional fighter, winning fights against top opponents across three weigh classes and being the last PRIDE middleweight champion. Sure, it isn’t a method that will work for everyone but Dan pulled it off with ease last night when a UG poster took issue with Dan declaring that he thinks Anderson Silva doesn’t want to fight him again.
In a thread titled “Hey Hendo” a poster named ‘skooter’ took issue with Dan’s statements:
“Stop flabbing your jaws…….
You SHOULD have to earn a shot at Anderson……
You SHOULD have to beat Chael or Mousasi FIRST….
But we all know that will not happen….We all already know that DPW will “give” it to you on a silver platter…..
It didn’t take long for Hendo to get his troll hunting hat on:
“Skooter, the difference between you and me is that while you sit at your computer and make ignorant statements while hiding behind an anonymous screen name, I am willing to test myself against the toughest fighters in the world, in front of hundreds of thousands or even millions of fans, over and over again. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but I always come to fight. I’ve been doing this for the past fourteen years, and I have at least a few more strong years left in me. What have you done in the past fourteen years other than act like a moron on this forum and hang on Anderson’s nuts? Tell me where you work so I can come watch, and whenever you have a bad day I’ll demand that you get fired with no opportunity to redeem yourself. Sound fair?
I’ve gone 6-1 since the Anderson fight, with wins in three weight classes against world-class competition. Considering my recent success along with my career accomplishments, I think I’ve pretty much earned the right to call out anyone in the world–and I believe I’ve demonstrated over the course of my career that I have a better than average chance of beating whomever it is I choose to call out. Whether you like it or not, Anderson and his management have done their best to avoid a rematch. I think I’ve proven myelf worthy to face him again, and if he believes I’m such an easy fight, why not take the payday? I would not have left the UFC if it wasn’t obvious that Anderson was avoiding a second fight, and he’s doing it again.”