Johny Hendricksâ€™ coach Steven Wright knows exactly what they want to happen in the welterweight division. Wright feels that Hendricks has done more than enough to warrant a fight with defending champion Georges St-Pierre. There is a good chance GSP fights Anderson Silva next, but Wright is doing a good job at selling the idea of a scuffle with the bearded brawler. Wright recently broke down Hendricksâ€™ speed and ability to stay calm in the pocket, and talked a little about St-Pierre’s recent outing at UFC 154.
Wright told Sherdog:
I think that guys who are the best in the world on the feet, your Jose Aldos, your Anderson Silvas, those guys are comfortable standing right in front of someone. I believe that thatâ€™s something you can teach, and Johny Hendricks is really good at picking stuff up like that. Plus, heâ€™s a phenomenal fast-twitch athlete with just natural power that you canâ€™t teach.
He concluded on GSP:
Clearly, after the resume that weâ€™ve put together, we definitely want GSP….For GSP to overcome that moment, the moment he wasnâ€™t able to overcome against [Matt] Serra, it speaks volumes to me on how skilled this guy is. Thatâ€™s why we that much more want to fight him because we want to go against that level.â€
What do you guys think? Do you want Anderson Silva-GSP or Hendricks-GSP?
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