Hendricks: GSP should vacate to fight Silva

Friday, April 19, 2013

Yesterday UFC President Dana White revealed that he had not made definite plans for Georges St-Pierre’s next bout and it was up to the welterweight champion. He could either defend his welterweight title, or fight a superfight with middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Number one contender Johny Hendricks doesn’t care what he does, but either way he wants to fight for the title next:

Hendricks, who’s won six consecutive UFC bouts, said he would wait for St-Pierre if he went for Silva’s belt, but would like the champ to vacate it. He’s tired of waiting.

“That’s what I’ve been preaching for the last six to eight months,” he said. “I want to fight GSP because I’m a competitor. I want to fight the best guys in my weight class. But also, the belt is more important than GSP, and that’s really what I’m looking at.

“If he wants to go to 185 then by all means, go to 185 and fight Anderson Silva. Yes, it would be a great thing for our sport. But I want the belt. I’d like to fight GSP for it, but if that doesn’t happen, I’m not going to hang my head and say, ‘Oh man, I’m going to be fighting that guy for the belt.'”

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