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 he’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 it’s all fun and games. Who cares what somebody says over the internet or to your face? You fight to prove your worthiness. That’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 I’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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