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Old 03-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Johny Hendricks Won’t Be Denied: ‘Who is Georges St-Pierre to be My Judge?’

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Johny Hendricks has only ever lost one fight in his professional career, a decision loss to Rick Story nearly two and a half years ago.

Since that fight, Hendricks has been the epitome of a one-man wrecking machine. He’s won five consecutive fights with four of the five being Top 10 fighters: Mike Pierce, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, and Martin Kampmann.

If those aren’t No. 1 contender credentials, what are?

How about adding perennial UFC welterweight title contender Carlos Condit to the hit list? Would that put any doubts to rest?

It certainly should, but most people already do consider Hendricks the No. 1 contender to Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight strap. It happens to be that the one man contesting Hendricks’ worthiness is GSP himself; one of the few men that also has some power to derail his title shot.

“It isn’t the world; it is GSP. It is, in this situation, because of GSP,” declared Hendricks in a recent interview with official MMAWeekly.com content partner Knockout Radio.

So what does he aim to do about it? He aims to change St-Pierre’s mind, and short of that, he aims to position himself such that UFC officials can’t deny him his shot unless St-Pierre finally agrees to take a superfight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Hendricks next faces Carlos Condit – who is one fight removed from losing his challenge of St-Pierre – at UFC 158 on March 16 in Montreal. That is the same fight card that St-Pierre headlines against Nick Diaz, a fight that the champ specifically requested instead of facing Hendricks.

Hendricks had initially agreed to fight Jake Ellenberger on the card with Condit facing Rory MacDonald. When MacDonald fell out due to injury, Hendricks seized the opportunity for what he sees as a much more dangerous fight, and one that would pay a much bigger reward if he is successful.

“My coaches found out that Rory MacDonald got hurt and they jumped all over it,” Hendricks recounted. “It’s a big fight; it’s a good fight. He’s coming right off a title shot, a title run, all that kind of stuff.

“Carlos Condit is the tougher fight and what I’m trying to do is… if I do fight Condit and I win then there’s nobody else in the division that get’s the title shot.”

St-Pierre has pointed to Hendricks’ split decision victory over Josh Koscheck as one of the prime reasons he wanted to instead fight Diaz. St-Pierre said that he believes Koscheck was the real winner of that fight, and thus, Hendricks doesn’t yet deserve a shot.



Hendricks doesn’t necessarily buy that. Perhaps his patented left-hand knockouts of Fitch and Kampmann had something to do with GSP not wanting the fight.

Either way, Hendricks doesn’t take kindly to St-Pierre denying him.

“He said the only reason why I’m not the No. 1 contender in his eyes is because he thought I lost to Josh Koscheck. And so that’s his claim, right? That’s it,” said Hendricks.

“Who is he to be my judge? Who is he to keep me from something that I’ve earned. So that being said, that doesn’t make any sense. I think that it might be that he’s worried about my power and my wrestling abilities.”

Regardless of why Georges St-Pierre has denied Johny Hendricks, Hendricks isn’t about to site idly by and let his future slip away. He intends to take the toughest fights there are – in this case, Carlos Condit – and keep winning until St-Pierre has no choice but to step up to the plate and give him a shot at the belt.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well if we have learned anything, Hendricks doesn't even need to win this fight to get the next crack at GSP. All he needs to do is talk enough shit that GSP gets annoyed and the UFC thinks it's marketable. If we know anything it's that what he does in the cage means very little in terms of getting that shot.
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he's probably looking past his next fight, wether he wants to admit it or not.

he's talking too much about GSP, not enough about Condit
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he's probably looking past his next fight, wether he wants to admit it or not.

he's talking too much about GSP, not enough about Condit
Condit ain't got shit for Hendricks.
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So tired of this guy. Hope Condit whoops dat ass and sends him to the back of the line.
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Maybe GSP is just as annoyed as everyone else is with this guys crying. The UFC is sick of him or they wouldn't have originally booked him against Jake... Hendricks needs to be humbled... and I'm alright with Condit doing that.

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Who is GSP? He's the champion you crybaby, backwoods hick.

Start worrying about Carlos Condit, or he'll prove to be your judge, jury, and executioner.
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People on here are funny who are tired of his complaining. Break it down like this: if you clearly deserved something that had the worth of maybe a million dollars (more? who knows?) and it was taken away from you because someone on your level wanted it given to someone else, wouldn't you be pissed?
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Not sure why people are attacking the guy. Hell, everyone cried foul when Chael was gifted a title shot. Diaz does not deserve this shot over Hendricks. I think Hendricks would stomp Diaz and should be the number 1 contender. He has every right to be pissed. But I will happily watch Diaz v GSP. And if Diaz wins, would Hendricks get first crack? Nope. He'd have to fight GSP first. GUARANTEED.
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Yes, he has every right to be pissed. But he's voiced his displeasure, and the people have already listened to and sided with him. I agree with Hendricks. He caught a raw deal. But he goes on and on about his hard luck when he should be focusing on Carlos. Stop crying, go out and KO Carlos, and you'll be facing GSP within a few months. Pissing and moaning isn't going to change anything. Beating Condit will.
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