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12/6/12 5:52 PM
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Johny Hendricks ?@JohnyHendricks
Yes I will sit out if I don't get a title shot




Dude...we like you, just shut yer yap and fight! Ruining any positive vibes/momentum he has gained
12/6/12 5:54 PM
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Agreed. He would be smart to shut his yapper and take a fight around April/May.

12/6/12 5:55 PM
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I don't think it's suicide, but it not a good move at all. I don't agree with the Diaz fight but he needs to look back at Rashad and choose wisely. Phone Post
12/6/12 5:56 PM
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Look at how Carlos handled himself through all of his title shot drama, pure class act. And he ended up getting it. Crossing Dana isn't the key to success
12/6/12 5:57 PM
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He needs to talk more shit and get himself over if he wants a shot, not less.  where would Nick Diaz be without all the shit talk?  Oh, that's right, he'd still be retired.

12/6/12 5:57 PM
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When will these fighters realize that they are EMPLOYEES of the UFC and they fight when asked to fight.  I think it's funny that they act like they really have a say in anything.

12/6/12 5:57 PM
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If you want a big fan base and the boys money that follows, you have to be put yourself out there. It would be like the Saints saying there not gonna play football the rest of the year cause there's no shot at the playoffs, bad analogy but I kind of got it LOL. Phone Post
12/6/12 5:58 PM
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Seth - 

When will these fighters realize that they are EMPLOYEES of the UFC and they fight when asked to fight.  I think it's funny that they act like they really have a say in anything.


Ummmmm you do realize that fighters are NOT employees of the UFC right?

12/6/12 5:59 PM
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If he sits out he could get passed.

Sorry Johnny but if Rory smashes BJ and say Diaz beat GSP and around that time Rory fights someone else like Jake E or Fitch or Maia and also wins impressively he is getting that shot above you.

So sitting out isnt a smart move, this sport is all about what makes for a big fight and what have you done lately.

If you think sitting out a year when you arent a big star is gonna automatically get you a shot you are wrong. Its gonna put you in the back and another contender who fought two or three times during that stretch and looked great he is gonna pass you.

Maybe he believes he has some sort of power but he really doesnt, Dana can say ok you dont want to fight and make money thats fine but dont be surprised when I give the next shot to Rory or BJ etc.

12/6/12 6:00 PM
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Sadly I disagree. Diaz lost at best set up Diaz Hendricks. Hendricks deserved this fight and I was rooting for gsp. It's wrong to do this JUST for the money when Diaz has not earned it. He's 1 and 1 I'm the UFC Hendricks is 9 and 1 is net Diaz doesn't put together 8 wins in a row in the UFC like Hendricks did. Where's the honor. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:07 PM
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Eh i understand where he is coming from, but Diaz got the fight. Thats all there is to it.
I would fight if i were him.
12/6/12 6:11 PM
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I couldn't agree more. I like most MMA fans are a big supporter and fan of Hendricks. But he is in noooo position to do that. Who the fuck is Johnny Hendericks? Does the UFC need him? Do the casual fans even know who he is? Can Johnny Hendricks' name sell any more PPVs than any other welterweight on the UFC roster could across from GSP? the answer to all these questions is 100% NO.

If I was Dana White, UFC Prez, I would now be far less likely to give him a title shot.

I do understand that title shots should be earned. And not decided on marketing, but it does play a part. And rigth now although Hendricks is impressing us, he is fucking up marketing himself big time

12/6/12 6:12 PM
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Hendricks: Continue smashing guys out pal
12/6/12 6:12 PM
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Jason -

I couldn't agree more. I like most MMA fans are a big supporter and fan of Hendricks. But he is in noooo position to do that. Who the fuck is Johnny Hendericks? Does the UFC need him? Do the casual fans even know who he is? Can Johnny Hendricks' name sell any more PPVs than any other welterweight on the UFC roster could across from GSP? the answer to all these questions is 100% NO.

If I was Dana White, UFC Prez, I would now be far less likely to give him a title shot.

I do understand that title shots should be earned. And not decided on marketing, but it does play a part. And rigth now although Hendricks is impressing us, he is fucking up marketing himself big time

Of Diaz won his last fight of be more willing to agree. But he didn't. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:17 PM
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He has too many cling-ons in his ear telling him he is all that.  Dude there are guys who went on a lot longer streaks that didn't get a shot.  He could have gotten a lesser opponent to keep it moving while he waits for the Winner of Diaz-GSP but he let his head get too big.  Now theUFC brass are going to stick it to him.  You don't demand shit of your boss, and act like you call the shots.  It wasn't a good look acting like he runs shit, yeah he deserves a shot but play the game when you need to bro.

12/6/12 6:21 PM
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The way all these guys who bitch and moan they didn't get title shots ( looking at you Hendricks and Weidman) it's not that they come off looking petulant (which they do) it's more that they come up looking like they don't believe in their own skills. As champion you're going to have to fight everybody so what does it matter if you fight them now or when you have a title? I think the smartest thing Hendricks could've done what have been to post on his Twitter account that he got robbed of a title shot and he would take it out on the poor bastard they put in front of him next. Sitting out just allows people to forget about you. These guys need to realize there's about 2 or 3 special people in the UFC right now that are irreplaceable and can call their own shots. Johnny I don't know who lied you but you're not one of them. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:22 PM
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When will these fighters realize that they are EMPLOYEES of the UFC and they fight when asked to fight.  I think it's funny that they act like they really have a say in anything.

They're not employees. They're independent contractors Phone Post
12/6/12 6:24 PM
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Hendricks reaction:

 

 

 

 

I definitely don't blame him for being pissed, though given how Dana can react at times, he may want to be circumspect on his public statements

12/6/12 6:25 PM
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Seth -

When will these fighters realize that they are EMPLOYEES of the UFC and they fight when asked to fight.  I think it's funny that they act like they really have a say in anything.

This is it. Exactly. Its not boxing, and that is a very good thing for the fans.

I would say that its 90% fighting, 10% entertainment. Dfw, like him or not, provides what the fans want. Hendricks wants his shot? Keep KO'ing dudes. He will get it. Diaz has much more hype right now. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:26 PM
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When will these fighters realize that they are EMPLOYEES of the UFC and they fight when asked to fight.  I think it's funny that they act like they really have a say in anything.

They're not employees. They're independent contractors Phone Post
Meaning they can independantly look for another place to fight. That being said, when under contract, you essentially are just an employee. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:27 PM
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E dammit. E. INDEPENDENTLY.WHEN WILL I QUIT FUCKING THAT UP. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:28 PM
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He's not necessarily wrong to say it, he's just making things difficult for Dana if he sticks to it. He'd be better off having Dana owe him one than vice versa. Phone Post
12/6/12 6:29 PM
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Not a wise move by JH in my opinion. I wouldn't be suprised if Dana White decided to move forward with GSP vs Diaz because of JH's talk lately....Dana could have easily thought "Fuck you, you DON'T tell me what fights are gonna be made, fine you don't want to fight....best of luck feeding the family"

Business wise Gsp/Diaz will clearly make the UFC more $ than Gsp/Hendricks. It probably wouldn't take much to push Dana in either direction if he was on the fence....the talk/demands might have swayed his decision.

All speculation of course

12/6/12 6:30 PM
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i havent been playing close attention, but why isnt jonny getting the next shot? The anderson gsp fight will never happen. I dont think they're gonna put diaz in there without another fight. johnny and gsp just both fought on the same card so its perfect timing. whats the hold up?

EDIT: nvm saw what dana said about diaz
12/6/12 6:32 PM
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dubate -  The way all these guys who bitch and moan they didn't get title shots ( looking at you Hendricks and Weidman) it's not that they come off looking petulant (which they do) it's more that they come up looking like they don't believe in their own skills. As champion you're going to have to fight everybody so what does it matter if you fight them now or when you have a title? I think the smartest thing Hendricks could've done what have been to post on his Twitter account that he got robbed of a title shot and he would take it out on the poor bastard they put in front of him next. Sitting out just allows people to forget about you. These guys need to realize there's about 2 or 3 special people in the UFC right now that are irreplaceable and can call their own shots. Johnny I don't know who lied you but you're not one of them. Phone Post

This. Voted up.


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