GSP to Hendricks: You want to fight me? Stick around a bit


Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre appeared recently on The MMA Hour, and discussed the UFC 171 fight Saturday night for his old title between new champion Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

"I was just watching it as a fan and it was a lot of fun," said GSP, as transcribed by MMAFighting's Shaun Al-Shahtti.

"Personally I scored the fight to Johny Hendricks. I believe he had rounds one, two and five. Most people I know, they think it was Lawler that won the fight. It was a very tight fight though, it could've gone either way."

"I think it came down to the first round. I believe Lawler, the rounds that he won, it was more decisively, and he did more damage on the face, but sometimes that doesn't mean anything.

 "Lawler had a lot of damage too, but you couldn't see the damage on the legs. Damage on the face sometimes is superficial, so that's one of the reasons I think Hendricks won the fight."

"When I fought Carlos Condit, I was really hungry. When I fought Diaz, I was not as much hungry. When I fought Hendricks, my training camp, I was even less hungry, and I felt like I needed to step out to get some time to see if I want to do this or not again.

"For now, I don't want to do it. I needed to step out and stay out of the radar. That's one of the things I said. I didn't know if it was going to be six months, a year, a year and a half, I don't know. But right now, I don't feel like coming back right now. It's not right for me."

The division has not of course ended with his exit. Of particular interest is who the first challenger is for Hendricks' title. 

"Rory MacDonald," said GSP of his TriStar teammate. "If very happy for Rory. He did an amazing fight against Demian Maia and he proved he's the No. 1 contender."

Hendricks has said multiple times who he most wants to fight, and it is not Rory MacDonald, Hector Lombard, Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, or Nick Diaz. Johny Hendricks wants to fight George St-Pierre, again.

"Listen, stick around for a bit and keep the title," said GSP. "We'll see what's going to happen in the sport. If some things change, maybe we'll get together again."

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Matt Phillips site profile image  

3/19/14 2:16 AM by Matt Phillips

Thats probably why Rory is getting his shot now, if he loses he got his shot and GSP doesnt have to feel bad or fight him for the title.

FreightTrain site profile image  

3/19/14 1:56 AM by FreightTrain

GSP comes back for a title shot.Would probably be a big payday.

The Ghost of REED ROTHCHILD site profile image  

3/19/14 12:02 AM by The Ghost of REED ROTHCHILD

John doesn't want GSP to take him to the 'Dark Place'

mwmhong site profile image  

3/18/14 11:45 PM by mwmhong


Dead President site profile image  

3/18/14 10:56 PM by Dead President

Surprising to read that he wasn't hungry for the Diaz fight or the Hendricks fight. Maybe he was fighting at 70% too?

Brigham site profile image  

3/18/14 10:43 PM by Brigham

I wanted to hate this but it's very funny

Oontyex site profile image  

3/18/14 10:18 PM by Oontyex

Gsp finds a way to drag out a fight even when he's retired

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3/18/14 10:11 PM by Frenchie


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3/18/14 10:06 PM by SpliffFranklin

Excellent work. VU

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3/18/14 6:54 PM by Anderson P Sonnen

Haha vtfu