Johny Hendricks Has No Sympathy For GSP’s Personal Problems

Johny Hendricks Has No Sympathy For GSP’s Personal Problems


At UFC 167 Johny Hendricks gave St-Pierre the beating of his career but was unable to take his belt. The fight had one of the most controversial outcomes in recent history, the majority of people including Dana White thought Hendricks had won the fight. It has been a week now since the fight and everyone is still talking about it.

After the controversial results were announced St-Pierre told Joe Rogan that he was “hanging up his gloves for a little bit”. The current talk is not just about who won the fight but about GSP’s future in the sport.

One man who has a lot to say on the subject is Hendricks himself. Hendricks spoke to Ron Kruck of “Inside MMA” on Friday, the no beardless Hendricks did not hold back with his thoughts.

“Dude I’ve got three kids. You know what I’m saying? Talk about sleep? Are you kidding me?” Hendricks said. “Everybody’s got problems in life. That’s the way that it is. If you can’t handle the stress of being champion, give it up. We chose to get into that octagon. We chose not to sleep. I don’t know how many times I went to bed at 5, 6 o’clock in the morning, waking up at 10, running four miles because I wanted to beat GSP that bad. Dude, who cares? I chose that life. Tell yourself whatever you need to. Just get back in that octagon with me, and I can’t wait for the rematch.”

UFC president Dana White has said numerous times in interviews since the fight that St-Pierre is not retired. White also has stated that the fight could be booked soon. How soon that is, however, is yet to be revealed.


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  • Brasil

    JH has a point.

    • ko4u

      Despite what anyone thinks GSP still has the belt…..Yes yes I watched the fight too and I agree JH should be champ HOWEVER you have to beat the champ to be the champ. Giving up the belt isn't on the menu!

  • MagicMMA

    Hendricks has no respect for GSP, all he cares about is himself and his goals. After how many years of being champion and fighting actively, you'd think people would cut Georges at least a little bit of slack. He never said he'll be gone for a year or anything like that, just a small break and vacation, which he said after the Condit fight. He doesn't need to be back in the octagon until minimum next summer, it's been a week since the fight, so leave him alone, and hop on Jones for being 'hurt' from a fight which he 'dominated' and not being able to schedule a fight when he fought in September

    • Bruce Lee

      Agreed. Like Johny I have three children. I also have a lot of patients with problems that are much greater than the difficulty of having three children. A warrior would respect what his comrade says. Suppose GSP's brother has a heroin addiction (made up example) – is JH telling us having three loving kids is worse than that? He has no idea what is going on.

      Everybody know what a great job JH did and that he deserves a rematch. Now he needs to close his mouth and take the high road.

      • watermelon fresh

        Yea, I mean look JH is in a much better place I'm his career after losing to GSP than he ever was and he's been fortunate with winning close decisions that could have went the other way, and this time he was on wrong side. He needs to deal with it and move on.

  • Mike Drahota

    Yeah that's true, everyone is acting like GSP did the whole MMA world a disservice when he decided to take some time off. When it's all said and done, GSP will be ready to prove his debatable win was no fluke.

    • TheXperience

      The disservice is not deciding to take time off, it's the uncertainty. You either retire or you don't! What does "take some time off" mean? a month? a year? 5 years?

      He's the champ, he holds the belt and with that comes a responsibility to put it on the line and defend it +/- 3 times a year. If he no longer has the drive or will to do so, he needs to vacate it. You can't leave the division in limbo.

      • enjoylife321

        I agree with Experience….GSp has to decide and not place his personal problems upon the sport….Johnny H has the mental toughness. Anyone that is a multimillionaire and is unmarried and has no children is mentally weak if they think they have problems in this world. Especially if they are physically healthy…Even Dana said his problems aren't as bad as he thinks. Dana had vertigo issues and surgery and takes like a week off and keeps going and faces lawsuits everyday. Dana's mum is beating the crap out of him on national TV etc…If anyone has personal problems its Dana White. GSP should turn the TV on to the Typhoon victims in the Philippines and see how good he has it….I'm with Johnny on this one. Some people just percieve they have serious problems when in reality others have been through much more.

  • Def_tac

    oh John, You will learn to have respect some day buddy.

    • TheXperience

      There's nothing disrespectful about what he said. He states FACTS… those are hard to deny!

  • Def_tac

    Keep your chin up big fella. Think positive. atta boy.

  • fightgame

    Well, here is the thing about Johny: he talked his way into a fight with GSP (after, in my opinion, losing to Condit), then was unable to win decisively, or, in the eyes of the judges, simply lost, and now he keeps whining about wanting a rematch. Guess what: you should have done better in the Octagon. Anyone can keep running their mouth when it is all over.

  • chael4president1

    Absolutely right FightGame. Hendricks lost to Condit. Condit was doing more damage on the feet, and on the ground while on his back. I seem to remember a fight with Hendricks and Koschek that could have gone either way. But Hendricks didn't deserve that title shot. Condit deserved a 2nd shot after beating Hendricks in everything but wrestling.

  • japanegro23

    I'm pretty sure GSP is being pulled in a 100 different directions. I bet his life is waaaaaay harder than a dad of 3. Just my guess. And I have a kid. I hate when people act like raising kids is the hardest thing in the world.

  • Entity

    I could have sworn I replied to this thread the other day.

  • HolyGrimace666

    Ok its official. I love Johny Hendricks! C'mon GSP.. "Do it for Johny, man. Do it for Johny!"

  • Michael Ruatfela

    I thinks everyone is overreacting…GSP is coming back, Hendricks isnt a Douche, he is just poor with his choice of words…lets move on..I am a huge GSP fan and i actually respect Hendricks more than ever..