UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks may have his eyes on Jake Ellenberger at the moment as he prepares for a fight with “The Juggernaut” at UFC 158, but fans can rest assured he hasn’t forgotten about champion Georges St-Pierre. Were title-shots solely determined by who was most deserving, there’s no question Hendricks would be locking horns with GSP instead. However, St-Pierre decided to settle a personal score with Nick Diaz instead, leaving Hendricks to take the tilt with Ellenberger in order to stay busy.
Hendricks was recently asked about St-Pierre’s selection by MMAMania and, understandably, took issue with the superstar’s thought process (or lack thereof) regarding a razor-thin decision win the bearded brawler picked up over Josh Koscheck in 2012.
“My reaction was like, ‘Really?! You’re an idiot.’ He said that Carlos Condit really did beat Nick Diaz, know what I’m saying? He said, ‘I’m fighting the true number one contender Carlos Condit,’ and now, he’s going backtracking and saying, ‘Well, I think [Hendricks] lost.’ Who cares? You don’t get to decide. He’s not a judge. He’s not a judge. He’s a fighter. He’s paid to fight and he’s paid to fight me.”
“The fact that he was able to ask and get this request [to fight Diaz], the only thing this is, is it gives me more drive. It’s not like I didn’t have enough but what’s gonna happen is, whenever I look across the cage, he’s not going to see fear. He’s not gonna see anything. All I want to do is I want to fight him. I want to look across and see GSP and that might be something he’s not used to. I don’t know. I don’t know why he didn’t take the fight but I guess I wouldn’t want to fight me as well.”
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