Hardy: GSP should have handed belt to Hendricks


Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy recently spoke with Fight Now TV, and said he thinks former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre lost to Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, and should have handed his belt to him.

"I think it left the whole division and the whole situation kind of awkward," says Hardy. as transcribed by MMAFighting. "A lot of people weren't happy with the decision. A lot of people don't feel GSP's in a situation right now where he can just step away from the sport because there are a lot of questions left unanswered.

"The only thing I'm uncomfortable with is the way it was finished, the way it came to an end. I watched the press conference and, for me, the best thing to do would have been for Georges to walk out, hand Johny Hendricks the belt and say, 'I'm done for a while, when I want the belt back I'll come and get it.' Just left it at that."

"If he's taking time to step away from the sport, he needs it. There's a reason for it. We don't really want to see Georges St-Pierre compete at anything other than 100%. He's not the champion if he's not 100%. We need to see him at his best. If there's something outside the sport that's affecting him we're not going to see his best in the sport. If he says it's time to step away then he should.

"I just feel like it would have been the right thing to do for the sport, for his brand, to [say], 'There you go. I don't feel like I earned the belt tonight. I'll come back and get it when I do.' Then if he does come out of retirement and get the belt, imagine how people would view him. Best champion of all time."



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1/22/14 4:31 PM by CainPoundedMyOldSN

yeah no. he beat his ass instead

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1/22/14 3:16 PM by LucasBTiger

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1/22/14 3:10 PM by Effstrikingmeansdamage

You think so? I don't think they have a say about where a promotions belt goes. If they did, I don't think they would have allowed Rhonda to have the belt before she even fought for the promotion. If they did have control, I would think that the ufc would have to go through them to strip a belt. Like they did Cruz. But idk

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1/22/14 1:13 PM by 1800champagne

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1/22/14 12:51 PM by Ramon Maroni

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1/22/14 12:47 PM by thatcpjguy

Vote up for speaking some truth here. Don't hear it often when it comes to the delusional people's saint.

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1/22/14 12:44 PM by thatcpjguy

You guys here are delusional. The majority think GSP lost that fight. Every single media outlet said GSP lost that fight. Anyone who has ever been in a real fight thinks Georges lost that fight.I've never seen a fighter do that little and win a fight.