When the bell rang to end the fifth round of his championship bout with Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks knew he had won. He believed he had done more damage and won the three rounds required to take the title, however the judges did not agree and St-Pierre was awarded a split decision win. And then St-Pierre told everyone that he was stepping away from the sport, meaning Hendricks may not getting the rematch he deserved. Hendricks spoke to AXS TV last night about he felt about that rematch:
"Dude I've got three kids. You know what I'm saying? Talk about sleep? Are you kidding me? Everybody's got problems in life. That's the way it is. If you can't handle being champion, give it up. We chose to get into that octagon, we chose not to sleep. I don't know how many times I've went to bed at five, six o'clock in the morning and woke up at 10, running four miles because I wanted to beat GSP that bad. Dude, who cares. I chose this life. Tell yourself whatever you need to. Just get back in that octagon with me. I can't wait for the rematch."
transcribed by MMAMania.com...
Related MMA gear from the UG Store