GSP vs. Johny Hendricks Will Go Down At November Vegas Event

Posted on June 13, 2013, 04:19 PM by Rory Kernaghan
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Great news for fans who like to see rightful contenders get title shots, as we hear the news that Georges St-Pierre will put his title on the line against Johny Hendricks at an un named event in November. The news couldn't come any sooner, as both guys have been out of action since fighting at UFC 158 in March.

At least both guys will have been out of action for the same time, and they are both great athletes so you know they will be in shape for a scrap in November. Ariel Helwani sent out this tweet, following today's Media Scrum:

So Hendricks is indeed going to get his well earned title shot, and St-Pierre will face his toughest challenge in years. Hendricks has something that most of GSP's recent opponents didn't-He is well rounded. He can knock you out with one punch but also has top level wrestling. I'm not taking anything away from any of GSP's recent opponents, but Condit's game was to strike, as was Diaz's, as was Hardy's, as was Alves'. Then we have Koscheck, Shields, Hughes, Fitch who all wanted to take Georges down.

The truth of the situation here is that Hendricks may have a striking advantage. Combine that with the fact that hey may be able to stop GSP's takedowns and we could be looking at the formula of a new champion.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised at all if GSP comes out and dominates Hendricks. The big key for St-Pierre is how much he has evolved. Any top level athlete, who has been at the top for a while, will tell you that you need to evolve with the game. If anyone can do it, it's going to be Georges St-Pierre.

So what's the consensus pick? A new champ or a new punchbag for the current king at 170lbs.?


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  • Entity
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    There ya go Hendricks. Now you got it. Lets see if you can do any better than Koscheck (guy you barely beat).

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  • dana&patrick; star are 1 person
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    hendriks will destroy gsp, no doubt. via knock out...

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  • ImmaBoss
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    RESULT- GSP by **********/destruction

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  • IGMBurninPiff
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    By destruction? You must have done this on your IPhone which auto corrected Decision... Destruction? lol I don't think GSP's destroyed anyone in years. I guess we can count Kos' eye. Other than that he's an impressive point fighter. Hendricks is going to surprise anyone who thinks this fight will really look like the Kos' fight all over again. I don't expect him to win because GSP is the master of gameplanning and controlling fights so he'll probably take the UD, BUT I've said this before GSP doesn't like to be hit and gets rattled briefly and resorts to gaining control with his wrestling. If Hendricks can land a big left and shake GSP just enough to stuff a take down or 2 and land a couple punches I think GSP will crumble

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  • ImmaBoss
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    ya that's if Hendricks can land a left i mean as you said GSP will be controlling that fight with his wrestling form beginning till the end

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  • Brian Cox
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    Fabulous!

    Big Rig is a big challenge. I have a lot of respect for Johnny. He's a great fighter and man he does pack power.

    As a massive GSP fan I will watch that fight with great trepidation. Johnny closes a lot of distance very quickly and in doing so, becomes a smaller, younger 170 version of Dan Henderson and that's a nightmare.

    As a Rush fan, if Big Rig's hand is raised while the (former) Champ is face down on the canvas being brought-round, I for one will applaud the man. He will have earned it and in doing so, beaten the greatest 170 Champ the division has ever seen.

    ...but he's gotta do it first. :

    Reply 10 months ago