Hendricks: GSP can’t hide forever

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

“I gotta get past Carlos Condit,” Hendricks said at Wednesday’s UFC 158 open workouts. “Once I do, it’s GSP time. If I beat Carlos Condit, nobody’s in my way. GSP can’t hide forever. I think after this one, if I beat Carlos Condit, it’s GSP.”

Asked if he really thought St-Pierre was hiding, Hendricks said “it seems like it,” pointing out that GSP could have taken the Diaz fight after first facing him. Since the matchup was personal rather than merit-based, there was no expiration date on making it happen.

What he doesn’t like is St-Pierre suggesting Hendricks isn’t worthy of fighting for the belt because the champ believed Koscheck should have been awarded the decision against him. Hendricks pointed out that St-Pierre is on the record as saying he thought Condit out-pointed Diaz, and yet he was not just willing to take that fight; he demanded it.

“I want to look across the octagon and say, ‘You have not faced anybody like me,'” Hendricks said. “That’s what his little quote is: ‘you’ve never faced anybody like me.’ Bulls—. You’ve never faced anybody like me. That’s why he didn’t take the fight.”

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