Hendricks Feels He Has What It Takes To Stop George St. Pierre
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Johny Hendricks has been making statements in the UFC welterweight division in his last few outings. After stopping Jon Fitch at UFC 141 and then taking a split decision win from Josh Koscheck in May on FOX, Hendricks knocked Martin Kampmann out at UFC 154 this past weekend to move himself farther up the divisons ladder.
Hendricks spoke about the possibility of fighting Georges St. Pierre in the future this week and explained why he feels he can win against one of the sports best:
“Well I’m not as good as Anderson, but I believe I have what it takes to beat GSP. I’m a wrestler, I’ve been wrestling since I was five. And, they say that’s what GSP is the strongest at and also I have knockout power. I can lay anybody out at any given moment. The only thing is that sometimes I like to fight, just because I like to fight. You know what I mean? I don’t like to end it fast. And sometimes I go in there and I know I have to make a statement and I know I have to do something to put myself above everybody else and that’s sort of what happened with Kampmann.”
Hendricks also talked about why he enjoys standing up instead of taking his opponents to the mat and gave his thoughts on whether St. Pierre could take him to the ground if they were to fight:
“No. No, I don’t. I’ve wrestled all my life and if I really wanted to I could go into a fight and take him down. I just haven’t had the thrill of wanting to take somebody down. For some reason, just hitting someone in the face is a lot more exciting to me, and also to the crowd.”
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