Ellenberger asked for bout with Hendricks

source: mmaweekly.com
 

Despite Hendricks having such a distinction and winning five in a row, "Bigg Rigg" didn't get his much-desired and well-deserved title fight against "Rush." Instead, UFC matchmakers opted to book a bout between St. Pierre and Nick Diaz, which will headline the aforementioned UFC 158 event.

Not one to sit idle, Hendricks "reluctantly" decided to take another fight in interim against the always dangerous Ellenberger. And for that, Ellenberger respects the former NCAA Division-1 wrestling champion for accepting a fight in which he doesn't have much to gain, but certainly plenty to lose.

Ellenberger explains via MMA Weekly:

"He could've easily said, 'No way, I'm not going to do it.' But, I don't think he likes to sit out for a year as well as myself. But, props to him for stepping up and taking the fight where there's alot to lose and not much to gain for him. I give more respect to him for taking the fight."

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Cementhead site profile image  

12/19/12 8:28 PM by Cementhead

They both have one thing in commondecision losses to Rick Story

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

12/19/12 12:43 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Definitely. Voted up

Barbalos site profile image  

12/19/12 12:21 PM by Barbalos

Props to Johnny for taking this fight. High risk low reward fight for him.

Card site profile image  

12/19/12 11:22 AM by Card

Hendricks has balls of steel to take this fight.

BaraoKix site profile image  

12/19/12 10:31 AM by BaraoKix

This is the UFC we're talking about, things dont always make sense on a regular basis... Sonnen is getting a shot @ Jones, after being FINISHED by the champ from a weightclass BELOW.

OMA (tm) site profile image  

12/19/12 10:04 AM by OMA (tm)

This man knows how life works....Some of u idiots baffle me

Right Hand JO Power site profile image  

12/19/12 9:36 AM by Right Hand JO Power

Someone needs to tell this "journalist" that alot is not a word.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

12/19/12 9:36 AM by MMALOGIC

because the fans have to get the fight they need.

NJstileNJ site profile image  

12/19/12 9:28 AM by NJstileNJ

Why does Ellenberger get the fight he wants but Hendricks doesn't get the fight he deserves?

in_different site profile image  

12/19/12 5:32 AM by in_different

Its crazy how many people disrespect ellenberger. He gave kampman all he could handle. Condit as well. Other than that, he has been a machine. He'll get his due after this fight