Hendricks: Title more important than fighting GSP


With his win over Carlos Condit at UFC 158, Johny Hendricks solidified himself as the number one contender and will be the next to fight for the welterweight title. Recently the champion St-Pierre and/or his camp have discussed defending his title or moving up in weight to challenge Anderson Silva. Hendricks discussed his thoughts on the situation with Sherdog.com's Beatdown Radio:

"I want that fight to happen. I want to fight Georges St. Pierre. He's the guy who's had the belt for the last three or four years at 170. That's who I want to fight, but also, I can't get into where I want to fight just Georges St. Pierre because let's say he goes to 185. I can't run and chase him to 185. The most important part is that belt. That's what he holds. The thing that he puts around his waist after every fight and carries home, that's what makes Georges St. Pierre so dominant, is that he's been able to do that so many times.

Yes, I'd like to be able to take it away from him, a shot at taking it away from him, but if he moves up, I want the belt more than Georges St. Pierre."

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Mauro Ranallo's Mic site profile image  

4/5/13 11:40 PM by Mauro Ranallo's Mic

rrg1, he clearly stated that the belt is his primary goal. You assuming otherwise is just speculation. Not everyone has hidden motives. Johnny seems like a guy who speaks his mind and many people don't like some of the things he said, so it seems logical that there are no hidden motives here lime what you're assuming.

rrg1 site profile image  

4/5/13 11:27 PM by rrg1

He's hoping GSP goes to 185 because he knows he isn't getting that belt.

crazyea site profile image  

4/5/13 11:25 PM by crazyea

Honestly I'm not really ripping him. He talks so much smack on gsp he should at least have an idea about what he is talking about.

Nonlinear site profile image  

4/5/13 11:23 PM by Nonlinear

If GSP moves up now then he is ducking Hendricks...   edit... oops... long day....

RICKYB site profile image  

4/5/13 11:16 PM by RICKYB

How are you so sure? Or at you??

RowdyYates site profile image  

4/5/13 11:02 PM by RowdyYates

Wow yall are ripping on the guy for something he said on a whim in an interview? Im sure Hendricks doesnt spend hours and hours on his computer looking up every little thing about his opponents, which is why he is where he is and we are here armed with our keyboards talking about it.

Willy the Coyote site profile image  

4/5/13 10:58 PM by Willy the Coyote

Crazyyea is right, GSP has technically been champ for a little over five years.

crazyea site profile image  

4/5/13 10:45 PM by crazyea

So they don't count the interim title then? In 2007? If not April 2008 is still 5 years ago not 3 or 4.

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4/5/13 7:48 PM by Bisping KOd by CHRIST


RICKYB site profile image  

4/5/13 7:47 PM by RICKYB

Ya , the fact that gsp Is the highest ppv draw , has no play at all?