Hendricks - GSP wants no part of my power

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  1. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    TORONTO -- Spurned welterweight contender Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks says UFC champion Georges St-Pierre is avoiding him because of his knockout power.

    Hendricks (14-1) has won five straight to punch his way to the front of the 170-pound contenders' line. But he finds himself having to wait his turn as St-Pierre focuses first on Nick Diaz, and then possibly Anderson Silva.

    "The first thing that went through my mind is that if I didn't show the power that I did, would I have got that (GSP) fight?" Hendricks said Thursday.

    "My striking power is something he's worried about," he added. "We saw it in the (Carlos) Condit fight, we've seen it before. Whenever he gets hit, whenever he gets rocked, he doesn't like it. And I think I'm a threat to his belt, I really do. And that's what I'm going to keep telling myself.

    "And I'm going to keep working and improving myself, to keep being a bigger threat to him."

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/mma/2012/12/20/johny_hendricks_georges_st_pierre_wants_no_part_of_my_power/#community
     
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    cambo78 Silver Belt

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    No Johny, GSP wants no part of lackluster ppv sales.

    Fights with Diaz and Silva are certain, big money makers.
     
  3. Dana_Tarded

    Dana_Tarded Sensory Deprivation

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    Hendricks really needs to relax. He'll get his justified shot at the throne.
     
  4. Sofakingkool

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    I agree with Him.
     
  5. Nueman43

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    Uh, no.

    GSP has fought several heavy handed strikers.

    Someone else said it best, "Hendricks was next in line, but Diaz deserved to get beat down first. Either way the fans win."
     
  6. milkywaygalxee**

    milkywaygalxee** Banned Banned

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    Hendricks is speaking as the bells of truth chime!
     
  7. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    He is kind of putting himself in a must win situation against GSP with all the shit talking he's doing isn't he?
     
  8. tkotom

    tkotom Fedor belt

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    Dude is so in love with himself.

    Relax.. you'll get your title shot...
     
  9. Malas

    Malas Sent via carrier pigeon

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    Actually, I think it's quite the contrary.

    If he had knocked Koscheck out, maybe he'd be getting this shot instead of Diaz. I'd say too bad, except I'm a Kos fan.
     
  10. Nueman43

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    And another thing, GSP has wanted Diaz for several years now.

    Diaz ducks a press event and screws up the first chance.

    Diaz fails to adapt his game and loses to Condit, avoiding the fight a second time.

    If I were GSP I would just want to end this Diaz thing first, and then continue with my title reign (HA, Like I would have any title, maybe King of the lanes)
     
  11. mst-dot

    mst-dot Brown Belt

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    not really

    he deserves his shot and gsp personally took it away from him and therefore he's pissed

    he hasn't been runnin around saying he would destroy georges with ease...

    even the stoic cain velasquez got pissed when jds kept talking about reem instead of him

    hes pissed as any logical fighter would be
     
  12. Throwin Bombs

    Throwin Bombs Chins fade, highlight reels don't.

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    I understand his frustrations and they mirror mine with the lack of a structured ranking system but he does need to pull it back just a bit or fans will start to backlash against his campaigning
     
  13. riitzni

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    "My striking power is something he's worried about," he added. "We saw it in the (Carlos) Condit fight, we've seen it before. Whenever he gets hit, whenever he gets rocked, he doesn't like it. And I think I'm a threat to his belt, I really do. And that's what I'm going to keep telling myself.

    If you will it, Dude, it is no longer a dream.

    Can't fault the guy for believing in himself, but that's going to be a hard fall.
     
  14. bwolf

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    Every time this guy opens his mouth I become less and less of a fan. He tries too hard to be a Sonnen/Diaz type figure but it comes out wrong because its easy to see that's not who he is.
     
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    Every fight is "must win"....
     
  16. monacelli

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    When, though? As of right now the earliest he can see a title shot is 06/2013 give or take a month. I guess he figured out that if he talks enough shit, it'll happen sooner rather than later.
     
  17. Yusuka

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    Complains about people talking to get title shots, and then does the same thing himself.

    If he wasn't winning in an exciting fashion he wouldn't be considered as quickly, so he can get off that train of thought right now.

    I never saw Sherdoggers get this up in arms when Fitch was passed over multiple times for earned title shots. Hendricks fans like to think they are above the bias and better than Diaz fans, but they do a lot of the same things.
     
  18. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    No, but this is different. He's almost talking as if GSP will be no challenge for him and that it will be a guaranteed win.

    If GSP dominates him, He's going to look like an idiot
     
  19. arrelione

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    Hendkicks vs GSP would look like the third round kos Kos vs Johnny for 5 rounds.
     
  20. beef-fire

    beef-fire keep pushing on

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    I'm half hoping Diaz skips town so we can see Hendricks get worked for 5 rounds.
     

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