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Johny Hendricks Says He Will Not Fight Unless It’s For a Title

November 30, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Johny Hendricks recently spoke about fighting Georges St-Pierre and more. Here are the highlights…

On His Next Fight: “I’m not going to fight unless it’s for a belt. Nothing else matters but the belt. My last three fights were guys in the top five, and I finished two of those three fights. I stated my claim. My stock’s really high right now, and the only thing left is to get a shot at that belt. I really want a belt. They don’t come around that often, and I feel like I’ve done enough to earn a shot, and that’s pretty much all I’m thinking of right now. I’m training for a five-round fight, and that’s it.”

On St-Pierre’s Camp Dodging Him: “He’s trying to keep money from my kids,” Hendricks said. “If I win that belt and take it from him, my life changes. He’s trying to not give me the fair shot. That’s crazy to me to think this guy is trying to control my future. That makes me want to win that much even more.”

On St-Pierre’s Camp Discussing Nick Diaz as a Contender: “Here is a guy is trying to pull out a curveball saying, ‘We really don’t think we can win with this guy, but we think we can beat Nick Diaz.’ That’s what it sounds like to me.”

On Fighting St-Pierre: “I think I’m going to be fighting GSP in six months – April or May,” he said. “I want GSP, and nothing else matters. Nobody else is in the equation in my mind. But hypothetically, as long as it takes (to get GSP is how long I’ll wait). You only get so many opportunities to fight at the top level and stay at the top level. I can’t keep fighting and being the No. 1 contender for years. There has to be a time to take a stand, and I feel like now is that time.”

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