Hendricks: I did what GSP or Penn couldn't

source: mmamania.com

Speaking at the UFC 141 post-fight press conference, the former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout says that by doing what Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn couldn't do to Jon Fitch, he hopefully did enough to vie for the welterweight strap someday very soon.

 "I think I belong where I'm at now, you know what I mean? I just beat the number two ranked guy. GSP couldn't do it in five rounds. B.J. Penn couldn't do it, love the guy to death, he couldn't do it. I just knocked the number two guy out in 12 seconds; you know what I'm saying? Where does that put me? Hopefully for a title, but if it doesn't, I'm going to have to go out there and prove it again."

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RandyDarsh site profile image  

1/2/12 1:48 AM by RandyDarsh

Fitch could even decision bj now he lost to a up an comer in 12 seconds, he probably dropped at least five or 6 spots in the rankings. Even if he was #2 (which he wasn't) he still have a year or two of work to do before anyone mentions a title shot. He could be more exciting and get one sooner but naww

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

1/2/12 1:30 AM by tres_equis_666

I think Fitch was reckless in this fight and tried to stay away from his proven formula in order to win some fans.If he wanted this fight on the ground he would have taken Hendricks down after the first bell.GSP doesn't have one punch KO power while BJ was taken down the first time he landed something that hurt Fitch.Sorry Jonny. Thanks for the KO though.

orcus site profile image  

1/2/12 12:37 AM by orcus

 I also wouldn't mind seeing him fight Rory Macdonald, whom I think is overlooked.

LilRoyNelson site profile image  

1/1/12 11:59 PM by LilRoyNelson

I hope you are kidding or you were not watching the same fight that I was......Fitch was out of it on the first punch and went limp on the follow up also.......good stoppage

stevekt site profile image  

1/1/12 8:58 AM by stevekt

Hendricks wasn't lucky. He blasted Sadollah in under 30 seconds too. Maybe he should miss a few punches before putting someone away to silence the "he got lucky" critics?

fakezaga site profile image  

1/1/12 8:41 AM by fakezaga

Good for JH.I say he needs another fight before a title (Ellenberger sound sright,) but he is right to be pushing himself and asking for the shot now.What's he supposed to say "I got lucky - please put me back on the prelims..."??

Entreri site profile image  

1/1/12 8:41 AM by Entreri

That was a great KO, but he should fight a couple of more guys before getting a shot at Diaz or Condit. This could well be the changing of the guard. Anderson is old and out with injury, GSP out with major injury...

mkou site profile image  

1/1/12 8:29 AM by mkou


CHiLLEN site profile image  

1/1/12 8:28 AM by CHiLLEN

That would b awesome!

Aleck911 site profile image  

1/1/12 8:25 AM by Aleck911

There's plenty of time before someone not named Diaz, Condit or St. Pierre gets a title shot. Hendricks will probably have to fight 2 people by then.