Johny Hendricks doesn’t buy into Georges St-Pierre’s talk that Nick Diaz offended him.
Hendricks, who is 14-1 in his MMA career and riding a five-fight win streak, believes the UFC welterweight champion just doesn’t want to step inside the Octagon with him.
“I think that he’s trying to stay away from me,” said Hendricks, during an appearance on 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 talk trash, it’s all fun and games. Who cares what somebody says over the internet or to your face?”
Hendricks added that you, “fight to prove your worthiness. 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.”
UFC president Dana White recently said that St-Pierre asked for a match with Diaz upon his return to the Octagon. Diaz is currently serving out a suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites earlier this year.
St-Pierre and Diaz have twice been booked to fight, with Diaz being pushed out of the first planned encounter after failing to show up for scheduled press conferences. St-Pierre was knocked out the second time with knee issues, something that has not gone unnoticed by “Bigg Rigg.”
“Here’s the thing, (Diaz) had a chance, somebody didn’t show up for press conferences,” Hendricks said. “Who cares about the past? Just because you have unfinished business, well now that’s with me, too. Here I am supposed to be fighting you, and you – GSP – takes it away from me. Now I have unfinished business with GSP.”