Johnny Hendricks had been lobbying the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC officials for a tile match against the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre for the best part of two years. Having overcome the challenge of the likes of Martin Kampmann and Jon Fitch, he did everything in his power to get himself right up in the title picture and with the last win against Carlos Condit; he finally got the UFC president Dana White to announce him as the #1 contender for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
However, the question mark against the match was if Anderson Silva, the UFC Middleweight champion defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 162 and whether it would prompt Rush to take him on a super match. However, now the talks of a fight between arguably two of the greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighters of their generation have died down and in between movie roles, Georges St. Pierre has also admitted that he needs to take on Hendricks.
He mentioned that the division has moved on a lot and he needs to give everyone a chance. And that would be music to the ears of Hendricks who believes he needs to beat the Canadian twice. According to Hendricks, there would definitely be a rematch if he beats GSP. He mentioned that unless he manhandles the Canadian for the first two rounds and then knocks him out, there will definitely be a rematch.
However, Hendricks knows that if the fight is too close or if he knocks Georges St. Pierre in the first few seconds, there will definitely be a rematch but he admitted that he is ready for it and will do whatever it takes to beat the Canadian legend twice and cement his own legacy in the sport in his own right as well.