After all that Johny Hendricks has accomplished lately, it appears that he’ll have to eat his words and sit on the bench for a while as the title shot he wants has been handed to Nick Diaz.
Despite Diaz coming off of a loss to Carlos Condit, his trash talking has worked its way into Georges St-Pierre’s mind and the champ is asking that Diaz be given the next shot. And, according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, Dana White is going to give the champ what he wants. “Dana just said GSP told him I want Nick Diaz. Dana said that’s probably the fight we’ll make,” Helwani tweeted. “Dana said that GSP doesn’t ask for much, so he feels like he has to do it. Silva and Hendricks will have to wait.”
In one fell swoop both Hendricks title shot and the mega fight between Silva and GSP has been placed on the backburner. Hendricks wasted no time taking to Twitter to voice his displeasure.
“I don’t really know what to say but please @danawhite give me a shot @GeorgesStPierre if u want a fight I will give him anything he can take,” Hendricks said in full on begging mode. He also remained steadfast in saying that he doesn’t want to fight another opponent unless it’s for the title. But White has said that Hendricks will be fighting in the interim. The opponent could be Jake Shields who told Hendricks to “quit crying” and offered to fight him. Obviously, Shields is going to stick up for his Skrap Pack teammate.
But what will Hendricks do?
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