Johny Hendricks Feels He's Number 1 Contender, GSP Avoiding Him
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Johny Hendricks feels as though he_s gotten the short of the stick in the welterweight division after getting bypassed for a title shot following news this week that the current champ Georges St. Pierre will likely fight Nick Diaz next.
"I think that heâ€™s trying to stay away from me," he said on Monday_s edition of The MMA Hour. "What other reason is there? I tried to analyze it every which way. He said because [Diaz] talked trash. Who cares? I work out with guys that talk trash to me every day. People do talk trash and itâ€™s all fun and games. Who cares what somebody says over the internet or to your face? You fight to prove your worthiness. Thatâ€™s the way I look at it, and I feel I proved I can go with GSP, and that I should go with GSP, and here he is keeping me out of that."
"More or less, I thought my heart got ripped out of me," he said. "I go out there and I try to do so much to prove I am the one who should fight GSP and GSP takes it away from me. All it_s doing is giving me more drive to want to fight him."
"We fight every day and we fight to be our best every night that we have a fight to get this chance," he said. "Here I am, I know Iâ€™m the no. 1 contender. I know this. So, anything less is not a disrespect to anybody else, but you see the end of the tunnel, and then someone sends you a curveball, to send you off route ..."
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