“It always seems like when I knock somebody out it’s either called too quick or a lucky punch or whatever. I don’t think people respect my power. That’s the beauty of the internet. Everyone can be a weekend warrior or an internet warrior. It’s easy to sit behind a keyboard and criticize. It’s the right of the fans I guess. I just don’t understand it sometimes. If one person hates on you they put one thread, and the next guy puts one. It gets started that way. I used to kind of pay attention to it, but not anymore”.
Johny recently defeated Josh Koscheck at UFC on Fox 3 by split decision in a very competitive bout. Hendricks was certain that it would put him next in line for a title shot, but this was not the case. It was announced shortly after Martin Kampann beat Jake Ellenberger that Johny would be squaring off against him instead. His initial reaction was simple.
“I guess I got one more”.
Hendricks did make it clear his goals have not changed even if his desired opponent has.
“Like I said before I want a shot at the belt. I feel like I’ve done enough to get that title shot. Certain circumstances have held me up from getting that. I was okay with sitting on the sidelines. Everyone was okay with saying that I could sit on the sidelines waiting for Carlos Condit or GSP. What made me mad is that Carlos Condit called out Martin Kampmann instead . I was like whoa, whoa, whoa. First off he has the belt and we get to call him out. Kampmann’s not the number one contender. I just cleared out the division for a lot of other people to move forward”.
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