There is now no question as to who is the number one contender in the welterweight division right now. It only took Johny Hendricks 46 seconds to knockout out the tough as nails Martin Kampmann at UFC 146 in the co-main. Reminiscent of his recent KO of another former contender in Jon Fitch back in May, it was a leaping left that dropped Kampmann to the mat.
Standing 14-1 in his professional career with eight by knockout and one by submission, one may say Hendricks looks one-dimensional on paper. This is not the case, as Hendricks put it best during the 154 post-fight press conference – “I’m a wrestler with knockout power, how awesome is that.”
Being a division I collegiate wrestler out of Oklahoma State, the contender holds two of the most coveted skills in the sport. Georges St-Pierre will have no easy fight as he chooses between a super-fight against Anderson Silva and the destructive knockout machine that is Hendricks.