Hendricks is a honey badger: He don't care who's next


UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is back in light training following bicep surgery sustained in a winning title defense vs. Robbie Lawler.

Injuries can throw off any plans unexpectedly, but realistically, Hendricks' next defense has to be against a top contender:
1     Robbie Lawler - Had a title shot in March
2     Rory MacDonald - On a one-fight win streak
3     Tyron Woodley - 3-2 last five fights
4     Carlos Condit - Injured
5     Matt Brown - never fought a top-10 fighter
6     Hector Lombard - Only has two fights in the division
7     Jake Ellenberger - 2-3 last five fights

In all likelihood, Hendricks next fight will be versus the winner of Tyron Woodley vs. Rory MacDonald at UFC 174 on June 14, or the winner of Lawler vs. Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 12 on July 26.

However, like a honey badger, Hendricks don't care.

"Realistically, I don't care," said Hendricks on UFC Tonight as transcribed by MMAFighting. "I'm going to have to fight one of them. I'm going to have to fight Lawler again or fight Brown or Rory MacDonald or Tyron Woodley. Doesn't matter."

"Brown-Lawler. I fought Lawler, never fought Brown. It just depends how he goes into that fight. I don't like to really pick on my weight class. Sort of just like a guessing game so that one's a close one. Tyron Woodely can easily wrestle [MacDonald], could out-strike him or Rory MacDonald could keep him at bay with that jab like he did a couple of other guys. It just depends."

And what about former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who is taking a break from MMA of indefinite, maybe permanent duration?

"I'd love to have a rematch, don't get me wrong, but if he never came back it wouldn't bother me none. I'm trying to make my own legacy and if he's part of it that'd be great. If not, I don't care."

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TEAR GAS KUSH site profile image  

6/7/14 8:31 PM by TEAR GAS KUSH

Hes injured bro.I love lawler but hes working hard for 2 reasons1. He a bad ass and a GOD among mere men.2. He LOST to johnny and is working his way back plus he older and has learned how to train proper and with ATT hes probably more confident than ever

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6/7/14 8:25 PM by TEAR GAS KUSH

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6/7/14 7:27 PM by BJTT-SGT606

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yellow wrkalogic site profile image  

6/7/14 6:23 PM by yellow wrkalogic

Ellenberger is 2-3 his last four fights, huh.I guess I need to pay more attention in math.

The Pendulum site profile image  

6/7/14 6:13 PM by The Pendulum

Did you not read the 'He gives no fucks.' bit?

tbi0904 site profile image  

6/6/14 12:28 AM by tbi0904

If Robbie Lawler had biceps surgery like Hendricks he wouldn't be fighting either.

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6/5/14 11:46 PM by ricoricoramos


The Pendulum site profile image  

6/5/14 10:59 PM by The Pendulum

Johny Hendricks is not a honey badger.Robbie Lawler is.Hendricks is gonna sit out how long?Lawlers gonna fight twice before getting a rematch with him. He gives no fucks.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

6/5/14 10:49 PM by MasterofMartialArts

What's your fucking source for this nonsense? Or are you just making shit up as you go along?There's no reason for you to be posting this shit without any proof. What gives you the right? Voted the fuck down.

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6/5/14 10:17 PM by MasterofMartialArts

I'm not sure what you mean here....But if it's what I think it is, just stop.