At UFC 171 Johny Hendricks full-filled his lifetime dream of becoming UFC welterweight champion, but an arm injury has kept him on the sidelines since then. Hendricks is not a happy camper:'
On sitting on the sidelines: “It sucks being on the sidelines, knowing these guys are all fighting to get to me, and I can’t do anything about it,” Hendricks tells USA TODAY Sports. “I can’t train for it, can’t get ready for it. The only thing I can do is sit here and wait for them to battle it out. I don’t like that.”
On Rory Macdonald: “He’s one of those fighters that he can do that to people,” Hendricks says. “I’m not going to talk trash on anybody, but he makes guys feel awkward, But when someone is doing that, hey, you’ve got to know that sometimes you have to eat a punch to deliver a punch. Sometimes you’ve got to say to yourself, ‘I am paid to be an entertainer.’ In my fights it’s not if I get hit; it’s when I get hit.”
On Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler: “If Matt Brown wins, that’s awesome because it’d be nice to train for someone new,” Hendricks says. “But if Robbie Lawler wins, I’ve trained for him before and I can do it again and make some corrections. I could also go into it injury-free this time. That’d be nice.”
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