Johny Hendricks: Added Weight Won't Help Georges St-Pierre in Rematch

Rumor has it that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has spent some of his time away from the cage adding some extra muscle.

St-Pierre first got the rumor-mill going when he posted this photo, captioned "Working on putting on some muscle mass," onto his Instagram profile:

MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani later confirmed on Twitter. 

It turns out that current UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks doesn’t care—there’s no way he sees himself losing to St-Pierre, 200 pounds or not, for a second time. 

He told MMA Fight Corner (via MMAFighting): 

“I’ve heard GSP’s been watching my fights. Re-watching stuff because he’s going to have to put himself in more danger to hurt me, to mess up my game. That puts him in trouble. He’s been able to get away with so much because he’s been able to out-wrestle people. He can’t out-wrestle me. He can’t out-strength me. No matter how much weight he puts on. I think he’s at 201 pounds right now. They said he’s beefing up because he felt weak against me. He’s going to feel weak, even if he’s at 201.” 

Who wins in a potential rematch?

While Hendricks is cognitive of the fact he didn’t see his hand raised in his bout with St-Pierre back at UFC 167 in November, he feels that the way he fought against St-Pierre warranted a new champion.

“There’s a sense of me that I sort of felt like Robbie Lawler was my title defense because of the Georges St-Pierre fight,” Hendricks said of his victory over Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. “That’s the way I’m looking at it. It’s not technically my title defense but I’ve got the same mindset.”

Hendricks is currently on the mend from a torn bicep he suffered before his title fight with Lawler. He won the title, but not at full strength —part of him wonders what could have been had he been closer to 100 percent at UFC 171.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’ll throw with whoever’s the No. 1 contender. I’ll fight them. I’m not going to run away from that, but there’s a part of me that wants to see how I can do against Robbie Lawler, healthy. Then again, there’s part of me that wants to sort of train for Matt Brown or Rory MacDonald or whoever else is out there.”

Kristian Ibarra is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. He also serves as the sports editor at San Diego State University's student-run newspaper, The Daily Aztec. Follow him on Twitter at @Kristian_Ibarra for all things MMA. 

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Latest Dark-Horse UFC Fighter in Each Weight Class

  • 28 days ago
  • 28 views

The UFC is crawling with contenders and top fighters everywhere you look, which is what you'd expect from the biggest and best promotion in the world of MMA. Right now, we have plenty of contenders i read news >>

UFC's Donald Cerrone: 'I drink beer all the way up to my fight'

  • 28 days ago
  • 38 views

Donald Cerrone spent much of his pre-UFC 185 Q&A drinking beers that fans sent to the stage before explaining that he has no intention of ever stopping drinking in the lead-up to his fights.Filed und read news >>

Dana White: We spent more money promoting Aldo-McGregor than any fight in UFC history

  • 25 days ago
  • 28 views

Dana White says Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor ist the biggest fight of the year and reveals, the UFC has spent more on it's promotion that ever before. When UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Co read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: UFC spent more money promoting 'Aldo vs. McGregor' than any other fight in history

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

"Personally, I think this is the biggest fight of the year. This is a fight the world will be watching. When you have a fight where countries, literally countries care about the fight, it's a big dea read news >>

Jussier Formiga vs. Wilson Reis, T.J. Waldburger vs. Wendell Oliveira set for UFC Fight Night 67

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC has added a couple bouts to the upcoming event in Goiania. Headlined by Thiago Alves vs. Carlos Condit, UFC Fight Night will also feature a flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga and Wilson R read news >>

Randa Markos vs. Aisling Daly in the works for UFC 186

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

A strawweight fight is on the verge of being added to UFC 186. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Aisling Daly (15-5) vs. Randa Markos (4-3) is in the works for next month's card i read news >>

Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson added to UFC Fight Night 72 in July

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC’s July visit to California has its first official fight, as Tony Ferguson meets Josh Thomson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens added to UFC 189 in July

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

Another fun bout has been added to the UFC's big International Fight Week event. Dennis Bermudez will meet Jeremy Stephens in an important featherweight matchup at UFC 189 on July 11 in Las Vegas, th read news >>

Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens Added to UFC 189 Fight Card

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor fight card became more stacked on Tuesday with the addition of Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens. read news >>