Johny Hendricks: ‘I’m going to have to beat GSP twice.’

As days go by, it’s sounding more and more like Johny Hendricks will be the next man to get into the cage with defending UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. With the dominant run that GSP has put together over his career, Hendricks understands that you just don’t jump in the octagon and take a belt from a storied fighter like GSP. While there is no date set, Hendricks says he knows he will have to beat St-Pierre twice before he will be able to call himself the champion.

Hendricks told MMAWeekly:

“I’m gonna have to beat him twice. Unless I knock him out. If I manhandle him for two round and I knock him out, then there won’t be a rematch. But if it’s a close fight or I go out and knock him out in the first minute, yeah, there’ll be a rematch.”

I’m so excited to finally get to the Octagon and look across and there’s Georges. That’s all I can think about. That’s all I dream about every day. Words can’t explain how excited I am.”

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