I see the appeal and the draw of the GSP/Diaz fight, it's entertaining and it draws big $$$. Still, it just doesn't seem right to totally overlook a legitimate contender like Hendricks. He is the definition of the word contender right now. And with the way they just gave a title shot to Sonnen, I think it would look a lot better if the UFC stuck with the blueprint on this one and gave Hendricks what he deserves.
Hendricks has every right to be pissed and I have no problems with him voicing it. He doesn't want to talk shit, so he's making sure that he is being heard loud and clear. That is, he's getting his opinion out there as much as possible.
And Fedorlei. Not every fight is a barn burner, which I know I don't have to tell you. But for me personally, I enjoyed those fights Hendricks had with Kos, Pierce and Story. They showed he's got a lot of tenacity. They were pretty back and forth and he always came out swinging. He showed a lot of grit and toughness in those fights, which proves to me he's got no quit in him. I'd love to see him take that attitude into the cage with him against GSP.
I think Big Rig is a true threat to GSP. If GSP handles him then so be it, but I think Hendricks is the much more challenging fight for GSP at this point, where as I just see GSP controlling Diaz for 5 round to another "exciting" UD.