Johny Hendricks: My next goal is to finish Martin KampmannPosted on June 15, 2012, 03:20 PM by Mike Drahota
UFC Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks was promised a title shot with a win against Josh Koscheck, however it appears that will have to wait. The belts will be tenatively unified when champion Georges St. Pierre faces off against Interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on November 17th from Montreal. This all hangs on if GSP can return from ACL surgery at that time. At the same event, Hendricks faces the task of winning another high level bout, this time against Martin Kampmann. While the prospect may not excite him, Hendricks knows what he has to do to eventually accomplish his championship goals. Not wanting to focus on the negative, he spoke the following words on the subject:
"I feel like I fought the best guys at 170 in our division and I've won, but it looks like I have to get through one more person, and that's just the way it goes. You can either sit here and complain about it or you can sit there and do your best to win it. Of course you're disappointed. You get promised a title shot and then something happens and it doesn't happen. But then again, that's the nature of this business. There's always good fights going on, you just have to win each one ... He's had some good fights. He's lost rounds but ends up winning. That's who Kampmann is. You have to go in there and finish him. My next goal is to do that." - via MMAFighting.com
While his promised title shot was taken, Hendricks will not focus on the past but rather his next test in theOctagon. Hendricks knows he faces a tough fight in Kampmann, who has shown amazing resiliency in his two most recent performances. Both come-from-behind finishes against Thiago Alves and Jake Ellenberger have Kampmann riding high on momentum right now. Hendricks will look to put an exclamation point on the discussion of Welterweight's number-one contender. Who will emerge in Montreal as the champion and top contender?
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