Johny Hendricks will fight next weekend to determine a new welterweight champion. The winner will likely face the winner of the Condit vs. Woodley bout on the same card, but last week Nick Diaz said he would be open to a UFC return...for a title shot.
Although Hendricks believes it will be Condit or Woodley who's next in line, should he earn the title, he'll fight whomever the UFC asks.
“If I win this fight, it’s going to be between one of them two,” he today told MMAjunkie.
“Carlos is always a tough opponent; same thing with Woodley,” Hendricks said. “Those two, they’re fighting the same night. But a fight’s a fight. You never know what’s going to happen. You just have to say whoever wants to come after you, let them come at you, and you move forward from that.”
Asked whether he would fight Diaz in his first defense of the welterweight belt, Hendricks initially joked, “What do they say, no comment?”
Then, he added: “Realistically, I think he needs to fight a couple of times. What is he, 0-2 in his last few fights? It is what it is, but if the UFC said, ‘Hey Johny, you’ve got to fight him,’ well guess what? I’m not going to say no.”
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