Johny Hendricks was like the rest of us earlier this week, as Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz put a hold on a conference call.
Hendricks, who will meet Carlos Condit next Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 158, didn’t take any issue with some comments Diaz made.
Diaz is set to meet GSP for the title, and questioned the style of fighting that wrestlers – like Hendricks – impose inside the Octagon. “Bigg Rigg” doesn’t necessarily agree with Diaz.
If he’s watched any of my fights, when have I ever took anybody down? I have wrestling. My background is wrestling. I have knockout power. Just because I don’t go out there and use it all, you don’t have to use it all to win fights. The most important thing is to win fights. It’s about getting your hand raised and the fans like that.
Hendricks (14-1) was the odds-on favorite to face St-Pierre after he unified the belts with Condit. However, GSP asked for Diaz instead, and Hendricks was left waiting.
In his 15 pro fights, Hendricks has scored eight knockout finishes and one submission triumph. He knocked out Martin Kampmann late last year after also scoring a KO over Jon Fitch in 2011.