Hendricks: You guys keep fighting without me


UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be out of the Octagon for many months as he recovers from bicep surgery, but he wants to see the contenders fight on without him.

Then when Matt Brown, Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler, Hector Lombard, Rory MacDonald, and Tyron Woodley have sorted each other out, there will be just one or two clear top contenders.  

“How many people are claiming they deserve a shot at me?”  Hendricks told MMAjunkie. "I’ll be out for a little bit longer, so I would like to have them all fight one more time.” 

“How many people in the last year were the No. 1 contender? Just one: It was me. That’s what you work for. You don’t work to be one of the four, one of the five or one of the six guys who think they deserve it and hopefully get picked. They should fight. Then instead of picking from four, you can pick from one or two. That’s what I’m looking at.”

“I don’t care who I fight. Now that I’m at the top, I know I’m going to have to run through everybody, and that’s what I plan on doing. Whoever the UFC thinks is the No. 1 contender, let’s fight them, get through them, and then move on to the next one.”

 “I’m saying I’ll return anywhere from September to November. I know that’s a huge spread, but if I’m healing up quickly, which I believe I’m going to, then September is easy. Then again, I don’t want to push it too quick because if I reinjure it, I’ll be out even longer.”

“I want to push myself to the limit, but I want to keep it within the doctor’s range."

So what do you think UG? Out of the possible contenders, who ends up on top?


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WirralJudo site profile image  

4/4/14 7:15 AM by WirralJudo

100% agree

Death Star site profile image  

4/3/14 8:00 AM by Death Star

A champion should have to defend the belt at least every 6 months or there should be an interim champion.

NorthFromHere site profile image  

4/3/14 7:55 AM by NorthFromHere

Johny's right about WW division not having a clear #1 contender at the moment.

BalloonBollicks site profile image  

4/3/14 4:52 AM by BalloonBollicks

Yep jones is not chuck liddell

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

4/3/14 4:05 AM by ABE FROMAN

It didn't take me any time because the irony is lost upon you. A shameless display of dropping the card and claiming that's what it's about. Laughable.

rkm456 site profile image  

4/3/14 3:27 AM by rkm456

Wow, it must have taken you a long time to so carefully craft that retort of "I know you are, but what am I?"Funny thing is, you aren't even supporting Hendricks' comments. You're just trying to make them seem enough like what Jones said so that you can say it's a double standard because Hendricks is white and Jones is black.

CormierCumminsideme site profile image  

4/2/14 11:17 PM by CormierCumminsideme

I disagree. Here is a list of fighters I find highly entertaining when they talk: 1) Money Mayweather - everything he says 2) GSP - riddum / not impressed 3) Matt Serra - "Good fuck 'em" 4) Anderson Silva - "Es normal" 5) Forrest Griffin - What rediculousness is gonna come out of his mouth next? 6) Tito 7) Rampage 8) Wandy 9) Ben Askren 10) Brock - 'Gonna go have sex with my wife' was an all-timer 11) Chael won the SMACKOFF on the Jim Rome show! There are so many more too! Hendricks speaks at a 3rd grade level, repeats every sentence he says at least twice, decisioned his way to the title, and now thinks he is far and away the best before he's even defended the belt once? What a joke. Don't forget his Freudian slip where he pretty much admitted by omission that's he has used PEDs.

Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

4/2/14 11:16 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

Why? I hate guys that exploit the rules to win by a cut

sublime13 site profile image  

4/2/14 11:07 PM by sublime13

I feel that way about most athletes, musicians, actors...etc.

CormierCumminsideme site profile image  

4/2/14 11:01 PM by CormierCumminsideme

I like Johny when he is fighting WAY more then when he talks.