Even though welterweight Johny Hendricks is more or less the consensus #1 contender it seems as though the heavy-handed grappler is third when it comes to fighters being linked to a future fight with divisional champion Georges St-Pierre. Not only has GSP been the target of legitimate legend Anderson Silva over the past few months, but Nick Diaz has recently emerged as a possibility considering the past issues between the two.
Hendricks recently decided to offer up his thoughts on the rumors of St-Pierre looking elsewhere for a challenge and was uncharacteristically upset, albeit understandably so…
“Here is a guy is trying to pull out a curveball saying, ‘We really don’t think we can win with this guy, but we think we can beat Nick Diaz.’ That’s what it sounds like to me.”
“He’s trying to keep money from my kids. If I win that belt and take it from him, my life changes. He’s trying to not give me the fair shot. That’s crazy to me to think this guy is trying to control my future. That makes me want to win that much even more.”
“I’m not going to fight unless it’s for a belt. Nothing else matters but the belt. My last three fights were guys in the top five, and I finished two of those three fights. I stated my claim. My stock’s really high right now, and the only thing left is to get a shot at that belt.”
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