Georges St. Pierre may be one of the greatest and most popular fighters ever, but that the UFC Welterweight Champion continues to take fire from critics, who take issue with his lengthy run of decision wins. Johny Hendricks, on the other hand, has scored two vicious knockouts in his last four bouts, and as a result, plenty of fans believe “Bigg Rigg” could push GSP to his limits at UFC 167.
Not surprisingly, Hendricks believes he’s going to give St. Pierre a run for his money on November 16th, so much so, the powerful wrestler believes the champ will have no choice but to be “exciting” on fight night. While speaking to MMA Exposed, Hendricks stated (quote via MMA Mania.com):
“I’ve had just as much success in Canada as he has. Actually more because I’ve finished people in Canada. If I fought him in Canada, I don’t care where I fought him at. I’m happy it’s gonna be in Vegas but it didn’t matter where I fought him. I just want to fight him…. I just want to punch him, punch him in the freakin’ face and see how it goes from there…. Hopefully I can make GSP exciting. That’s my gameplan.”
Considering Hendrick’s wrestling abilities and KO power, there’s no doubt the contender could pose some serious difficulties for St. Pierre. Will GSP be able to take Hendricks down if he gets in trouble? Or off of him if he gets clipped or taken down? Of course, pundits and fans asked similar questions when GSP was getting ready to face men like Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch, and the champ still came through. The 32 year-old fighter has won 11 straight fights heading into his bout with Hendricks.
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