Hendricks: "I'm not going to fight unless it's for a belt."

source: mmajunkie.com

"I'm not going to fight unless it's for a belt," Hendricks on Friday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "Nothing else matters but the belt. My last three fights were guys in the top five, and I finished two of those three fights. I stated my claim. My stock's really high right now, and the only thing left is to get a shot at that belt.

"I really want a belt. They don't come around that often, and I feel like I've done enough to earn a shot, and that's pretty much all I'm thinking of right now. I'm training for a five-round fight, and that's it."

"He's trying to keep money from my kids," Hendricks said. "If I win that belt and take it from him, my life changes. He's trying to not give me the fair shot. That's crazy to me to think this guy is trying to control my future. That makes me want to win that much even more."

Hendricks said he believes it comes down to the St-Pierre team believing a Diaz fight is one they can win, but a Hendricks fight is one that could give them some trouble.

"Here is a guy is trying to pull out a curveball saying, 'We really don't think we can win with this guy, but we think we can beat Nick Diaz.' That's what it sounds like to me," he said.

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UGCTT_Fillthy site profile image  

12/4/12 12:39 AM by UGCTT_Fillthy

Although I've been all over the Diaz/Hendricks fight, and I'd still love to see the BoomShot Wrestler vs DeathSlap BJJ, I think Marquardt-Hendricks makes the most sense for UFC.   GSP - Diaz is big money.  It's going to happen.  Margquardt's got a belt that Johny can ride to a title shot if gets the job done, and if NateM wins there's very little damage done to the 'Contender' landscape that UFC has built around Georges.  Johny has low name-value, and is a risky fight for anyone at WW...he's the perfect guy to welcome the Champ from another promotion.  

jsdaugh34 site profile image  

12/3/12 6:40 PM by jsdaugh34

I think Hendricks should (deserve) a title shot next vs. St.Pierre.I think Nick Diaz should (deserve) a #1 contender fight vs. Nate Marquardt (if he beats Saffedine).I do not want to see GSP vs. Silva.I do not want to see JBJ vs. Silva.I do want to see Hendo vs. JBJ.I do want to see Silva vs. Shad Evans.Thought I'd share! Pulling for Hendricks Title Fight!!!

French Fries Malone site profile image  

12/3/12 1:28 PM by French Fries Malone

I can't wait til they announce Diaz vs hendriks and he whinessssssssss!!!

KingOfFighters site profile image  

12/3/12 11:37 AM by KingOfFighters

This.is what i see happening except for gsp diaz first followed by gsp anserson. If this kid wants to wait he may not fight for a year and a half and.by then there might be a stronger contender.

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12/3/12 11:30 AM by KingOfFighters

He turnes down anderson, its been 5 years hes been ducking now

Jill Laz site profile image  

12/3/12 10:59 AM by Jill Laz

Dana white has shown in the past that he does not like guys who refuse to fight I don't think Hendricks is as high In favor as he thinks he is

Larry Appleton site profile image  

12/3/12 9:53 AM by Larry Appleton

Hendricks deserves shot before Diaz (who lost to Condit)

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

12/3/12 8:55 AM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

Cut his ass, seriously Dana it is time to make an example out of 1 of these fighters already. This trying to dictate who and when you fight is tolerable when you are one of the GOAT champs but now we have contenders doing this? Cut his ass. I am tired of Dana/Zuffa not using their leverage and power as a monopoly and giving in to the fighters demands

Mexican Janitor site profile image  

12/3/12 4:15 AM by Mexican Janitor

I get...I really do. But what sparks the Diaz fight is that Nick had a string of wins that put fighters on murders row up until he lost a controversial decision to Condit that people still argue. He gets busted for smoking a joint...not steroids. I don't think anyone took his post presser "I don't need this shit" as a serious well thought out retirement. Not to mention that Diaz and Georges was booked twice before and there's still a high demand for this fight. Hendricks is definetly in the mix but he's delusional if he thinks that he cleaned out the division. Not buying into the whole Silva is ducking Weidman and Geoerges is scared of Hendricks bull shit

Wade Garrett site profile image  

12/2/12 10:26 PM by Wade Garrett

Point taken.Okay then, what you do is, you lose to to the champion in a lower weight class, THEN you get the title shot just because.If it was good enough for Randy Couture, it's good enough for Big Rig.