MMA: UFC 167-St-Pierre vs Hendricks

LAS VEGAS – Dana White thinks Johny Hendricks beat Georges St-Pierre. He thinks GSP’s team, immediately after the fight, thought Hendricks beat the champ.

So you know Hendricks believes he won the fight.

St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) won an instantly controversial split decision against Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

After the fight, despite White, the UFC’s president, saying St-Pierre was headed to the hospital, the champ showed up to the post-event news conference in the middle of the event with his face showing perhaps more wear from the 25-minute war with Hendricks than it ever had before.

“My hands are busted up from hitting him in the face,” Hendricks said at the post-event news conference. “Look at his face and look at mine.”

Perhaps more revealing, though, was Hendricks’ big reveal that in the fight, he was only hitting the champ with 70 percent power.

“I really didn’t hit him that hard,” Hendricks said. “I wasn’t really trying to knock him out. I was putting about 70 percent on him, and it was enough.”

White, though, was quick to dispute that, for obvious reasons.

“It wasn’t enough,” White told him. “You left it in the hands of the judges. You better give 100 percent next time.”

And Hendricks couldn’t dispute that, with his boss leaving him stammering for a moment.

White wants to order up a rematch between the two, reiterating to MMAjunkie his belief that Hendricks won the fight. Just when that might be remains to be seen, especially in the fight’s aftermath, when St-Pierre said he is planning to take a leave of absence of sorts to work on some personal issues and “prove a point.”

But Hendricks insisted his goal of winning a title merely hit a bump in the road.

“Dude, I don’t care about Georges,” he said. “I beat him anyway. I just want the belt. That’s the only thing that’s motivating me. I need to get it. That’s my drive. I thought I got it tonight, but I guess I didn’t. There’s a lot of things I can pull from this fight, and I’m only going to get better. It was my first five-round fight, and I took it to the champ.”

If a potential rematch does happen, “Bigg Rigg” may take White’s advice of not going anything but high gear against St-Pierre, who set a UFC record with his 19th win.

“If I get to see him in the ring again, it won’t go the distance,” Hendricks said. “I will finish him. I know I can go five rounds now.”

For complete coverage of UFC 167, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White: Potential Holm-Rousey rematch would be 'biggest fight ever in UFC history'

  • 9 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC President Dana White uses hyperbole to the point where few of his statements can be taken seriously. He might be right about this one, though.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: Latest News, Rumours on Potential Fight

  • 9 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday the MMA return of Jon Jones could come sometime in April against current UFC light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier. Continue for updates. White: Jo read news >>

'Bendo' brushes off White's parting shot, now advising other potential free agents

  • 8 days ago
  • 80 views

Benson Henderson doesn’t take everything UFC President Dana White says to heart. He can’t. It’d be foolish.Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Conor McGregor’s UFC 196 poster rant got Dana White to admit promotion was wrong

  • 8 days ago
  • 112 views

Conor McGregor’s stink over the UFC 196 poster got immediate results, UFC President Dana White revealed in an interview today with DC Radio. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

10 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 82 with potential title implications at 170 and 125

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

Saturday’s card in Las Vegas may have gone from pay-per-view status to just another card on free TV, but there still are plenty of reasons to check out UFC Fight Night 82. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jose aldo tera revanche com Conor mcgregor em 2016

  • 6 days ago
  • 73 views

Jose aldo tera revanche com Conor mcgregor em 2016 dana white confirma em entrevista com ESPN read news >>

If UFC newcomer Mike Jackson wins tonight, he also gets CM Punk next

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC President Dana White has clarified some initially murky stakes for an intriguing bout at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 82 event.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones 2 Official with Addition of Flyweight Championship

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones were being targeted for a fight in April. Now we have a date and a venue. read news >>

VIDEO: Stephen Thompson Thinks He Deserves a UFC Title Shot Now

  • 6 days ago
  • 5 views

After Stephen Thompson made quick work of former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC Fight Night 82, he then called for a shot at the belt. read news >>

Miesha Tate knocking out Holly Holm? Striking coach Gil Martinez thinks it's possible

  • 4 days ago
  • 18 views

Noted striking coach Gil Martinez said he would like to work with Miesha Tate ahead of her March 5 title fight with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 196.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>