Hendricks grateful for GSP's quick decision

 

In the eyes of a lot of media and fans, Johny Hendricks did enough to win his world title fight versus Georges St-Pierre. The judges, however, disagreed and awarded St-Pierre a decision win. An immediate rematch made the most sense, but St-Pierre threw a wrench in, announcing he would be walking away from the sport for a while.

Where did that leave Johny Hendricks? Well basically in limbo. That is until St-Pierre announced that he was indeed taking a hiatus and more importantly to Hendricks, vacating the welterweight title. It didn't take long for the UFC to spring to action and announce that Hendricks would fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 to determine a new champion, something that Hendricks couldn't be more thankful for:

"I was very stoked when I was told about the fight. It's pretty amazing that Zuffa and Mr. White are giving me another shot at it. It's very humbling, and I'm not going to let this one slip by. There are some things we could change on the last one, but we are going to do everything in our power to make sure they say my name at the end of this fight. And to know that it's in Dallas, I'm super-stoked about that. It's great to be able to fight in Dallas, but to be the main event for a fight card in Dallas is an honor in itself.

"I was very relieved it all moved quickly," he added in regard to St-Pierre's decision. "I'm very thankful that GSP came back quickly because he could have taken two months to do this and come up with his decision. But he did it quickly, and now we can move forward. I'm very grateful for that."

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georgejonesjr site profile image  

12/21/13 6:11 PM by georgejonesjr

Which shows why its not a good idea to change thoughts mid-sentence. I meant Gus over Jones. Good catch.

The Sultan site profile image  

12/21/13 4:51 PM by The Sultan

Gus didn't fight Anderson

The Sultan site profile image  

12/21/13 4:49 PM by The Sultan

GSP was talking about retiring after that last fight regardless of the outcome. I dont think he would have fought again no matter what.He was just burned out. Definitely deserves a break. Hes been fighting top flight competition for years and years. That takes an extreme amount of dedication inside and outside of the cage.

The Sultan site profile image  

12/21/13 4:49 PM by The Sultan

GSP was talking about retiring after that last fight regardless of the outcome. I dont think he would have fought again no matter what.He was just burned out. Definitely deserves a break. Hes been fighting top flight competition for years and years. That takes an extreme amount of dedication inside and outside of the cage.

AshBox site profile image  

12/21/13 4:28 PM by AshBox

Yes please

georgejonesjr site profile image  

12/21/13 1:17 PM by georgejonesjr

I think it was 48-47 Hendricks. But considering that GSP won the last round, I can't say that Hendricks beat the shit out of GSP. When someone has the shit beat out of them, they get weaker, not stronger as the fight goes on. GSP lost the first two rounds, then won 2 of the last 3. That's not what you see in someone hanging on for dear life (ie someone who's had the shit beat out of him).Generally finishing strong is a sign of someone who took no significant damage. Cuts and bruises can be ignored, serious damage accumulates in the course of a fight. Hendricks should have won on points (ie in my opinion he did a better job of point fighting than GSP did), but unless superficial damage counts as beating the shit out of someone, he didn't do that at all.The problem with that fight is that people go to extremes - either GSP clearly won or Hendricks clearly won. But it came down to one round (the first), and that round was pretty close. And neither looked like they were in trouble at the end of the fight (GSP won the last round, but Hendricks didn't look hurt either), so whatever damage either did, it was so little that the other guy could recuperate over a minute between rounds. People are drama queens about this now-a-days, every bump and bruise is considered a big deal. I think its because so few people do anything physical anymore, so they confuse superficial damage with real damage.Still, Hendricks should have won. Just like Gus should have won over Anderson. There's a tendency among judges to give close rounds to the champ. I don't think that makes sense in any sport.

twodragunns site profile image  

12/21/13 1:53 AM by twodragunns

Yeah I hope we all get to see Hendricks get the shit beat out of him by Robbie ....... Hendricks thinks he hits hard ...... GSP took everything that Hendricks could muster and still outpointed him to retain his title. Robbie Lawlor has tremendous punching power and we're all going to get to see if Hendricks can take a good shot when they fight.

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

12/20/13 11:47 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

Lol, he called him Mr. White.

SOO72 site profile image  

12/20/13 11:45 PM by SOO72

He won't be so happy when Lawler kicks his mouthpiece out the back of his head..

Fobby site profile image  

12/20/13 9:50 PM by Fobby

I don't think you understand how mma is judged. It's not by damage and is judged by rounds. 1 hard punch doesn't equal 5 small punches. Round 3-5 was very clear for GSP.



 

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