Well there is a reason Hendricks was put on this card in a pointless fight against Ellenberger. Joe Silva and Dana White know the odds of GSP v. Diaz actually working out are rather slim so put Hendricks on the card so when Diaz does screw up you have a replacement already set.
Plus Hendricks deserve the shot just based on his epic beard alone. Oh and the fact he has beaten 3 Top 10 WWs in a row.
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