White: Why Hendricks deserves immediate rematch, Gustafsson didn’t
At UFC 165, long time dominant champion Jon Jones won a controversial decision over ferocious challenger Alexander Gustafsson. It appeared that an immediate rematch was in the making. However, Jones ended up scheduled to fight Glover Teixeira, not Gustafsson again.
At UFC 167 long time dominant champion George St-Pierre won an extremely controversial decision over extremely ferocious challenger Johny Hnendricks. It appears that an immediate rematch is in the making, and at the post fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the difference.
“The situation was different with that one because Jon said, ‘I already beat him. Now I want to fight Glover Teixeira.’ He goes, ‘I’ll give him the rematch after.’ Jon had this plan where he wanted to beat another contender and then he’d do the rematch,” related White, as transcribed by MMAFighting. “I respected that. Who’s Georges going to fight?”
“Who would be next?”
“I wanna fight who? He already fought Condit. Johny deserves this rematch. Every fight is different. You can’t look at other situations and go, ‘but in this fight…’ Every fight is different. Johny Hendricks deserves this rematch.”
What do you think UG? Does Hendricks deserve an immediate rematch? Do you think he will get it? And if he doesn’t get it, who would GSP fight? Lawler? Askren??!?