Johny Hendricks, one of the highest billed fighters in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC has blasted the reigning UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre after revelations that the Canadian doesn’t view him as one of the main contenders for the championship belt. But according to many fans of the industry, if there is one fighter in the division who deserves a shot at St. Pierre and his UFC Welterweight Championship, it is Hendricks.
He is a former Division I national champion in wrestling, having won the title three times and has a record of 14-1 in Mixed Martial Arts with five of those coming back to back, and that too, against some of the most elite competitions in the industry. That streak began when Hendricks knocked out the then second ranked Welterweight fighter Jon Fitch in just 12 seconds before winning against Josh Koscheck and Martin Kampmann. After defeating The Hitman in November at UFC 154 in November, Hendricks made it clear that he would love a fight against the reigning champion Georges St. Pierre.
He even went on to say that he would wait for his opportunity and was even ready to sit out before he got the chance to come face to face with the champion. And naturally, when Rush decided to take on the fight against Nick Diaz for UFC 158, Big Rigg was extremely perturbed.
But what set him off even more was the reason that Georges St. Pierre for overlooking him for Diaz, where he stated that Diaz deserved the shot even more. Moreover, he had known Hendricks had lost to Koscheck, a man he had beaten via decision. Hendricks will now turn his attentions to Jake Ellenberger when they fight at UFC 158, the same night as GSP’s title defense.