Now that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre has announced he will be making his silver screen debut as a villain in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it has become clear to number one contender Johny Hendricks that he will be waiting a while to fight the champ. It doesn’t sound like he is too concerned about the lay off from the sound of it, and he is saying he plans on using the time to get better as an MMA fighter. Hendricks already felt like St-Pierre was avoiding him when he asked UFC President Dana White to match him up with Nick Diaz, and all a long Hendricks somehow knew the stars would line up for the fight to happen.
Hendricks on GSP’s style(Sherdog):
“I think I know it fairly well. I want to know it extremely well. We got to study it for, let’s see here, about two weeks before I found out Nick Diaz was going to get to fight him, and then the fight before that, it took about two weeks before I found out that I wasn’t going to get to fight GSP. I’ve got about a month under my belt on training, but now that I really get to sit down, man, I just can’t wait to see if I still remember it, for one. Two, to see if some of the things I saw live happens in the Nick Diaz fight. Also just to study my tapes. More or less, I’m more excited to study my tapes because there’s some things I did all right and there’s some things I didn’t do very well and I really want to dissect my tapes before I even get to GSP.”
Hendrick’s on waiting for the title fight:
“Don’t get me wrong. It’s getting irritating that stuff keeps popping up, but you’ve got to keep your cool because whenever I do get to face Georges St. Pierre, if I don’t keep a level head now, whenever I go out to fight him, you might be so amped up and ready to fight, you can’t think about what you’re supposed to do in the Octagon because of all the things that have happened. What I have to do is, I just have to sit back and relax and say, ‘Hey, I can’t control that.’ The only thing I can control now is that I am the No. 1 contender. I can go into the gym. While he’s doing a movie, I’m going to be training for GSP.”
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