Why didn't GSP pursue a Hendricks rematch?

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  1. Joohnmatrix Purple Belt

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    Did he explain why he said that?
     
  2. sgtrocknroll Orange Belt

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    Why would GSP want a rematch? He won the first fight and decided to retire. Actually he would have retired before the first fight but money and White talked him into it.
     
  3. johnnybeebob 6 GOD

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    1. Hendricks was saucin'
    2. GSP won
     
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    He retired, and I think he was fed up with the UFC not being serious about drug testing and leaving him hanging out to dry when he tried to be.
     
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    GSP didn't pursue a rematch for the same reason Hendricks didn't pursue a Steak House rematch... :p
     
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    I believe he was unhappy with the drug testing process prior to the fight, and his gut told him Hendricks was juicing.
     
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    Because well before the fight he'd already planned to take time off.
     
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    Just like Silva took showcase fights at lhw but wouldn't fight Jones or Shpgun.

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    Fact is that past of prime and post knee tear GSP beat prime hendricks who hwas an absolute monster.
     
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    Thanks man, I'll have to fish out the interview. I do remember gsp shouting something to his corner man about how strong Hendricks was.
     
  11. Jibsta69 Purple Belt

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    it’s this right here but people are dumb and just gonna claim he was scared and ducked him.
     
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    Come to think of it, it took him three years to rematch Penn, and Penn did far more damage to GSP than Hendricks did (GSP went straight to the press conference after Hendricks, but went straight to the hospital with no press conference after the first Penn fight). Hendricks was only GSP's fourth hardest fight (being finished by Hughes and Serra were the hardest, and then the first Penn fight was the third hardest).

    Which suggests that GSP considers a win a win, and so didn't feel a need to rematch either Penn or Hendricks. He did eventually rematch Penn when the UFC set it up, so its possible that if he and Hendricks had both remained active he would have eventually rematched Hendricks.

    That raises a question: how many fighters who won a controversial decision have gone out of their way to arrange a rematch? It might be a lot for all I know, I've really no idea.
     
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    I believe this is it.
     

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