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  • 04-08-2013, 07:04 PM
    Hawkeye
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I think he's playing a game that GSP started. Or at least, it's the latest volley in a game GSP started...it's more overt, less subtle, but it seems like title shots in zuffa are as much about PR as they are about talent.

    More about PR than talent, actually.

    If Georges won't come right out and state that he wants the #1 contender--whom he effectively discredited in many casual fans eyes by taking the fight with Diaz--the #1 contender is every bit as entitled to discredit him.


    Don't forget Sherk. Handing a popular fighter a belt isn't new to zuffa.


    Again, I think this is posturing and public relations. I think the reference to Georges as "the guy who's had the belt for the last three or four years at 170" was a deliberate insult. He's been a dominant champ--he's faced better opponents than Anderson--and it's been 5 to 6 years since he regained the belt; but this seems to cast him as just another fighter at 170. Just one of many champs; kind of like Georges ducking him to take the money fight cast Hendricks as one of many contenders.

    It's definitely a page out of dana's "oh that guy isn't important enough for me to get the details straight on him" PR playbook.


    I wonder if Hendricks would ask for Rory instead of Maia or Ellenburger. It could start a "new" tradition in zuffa--if you can't have integrity, at least cash checks. Or in Georges' case, cheques.

    sad.

    rh

    I get what you're saying RH; but i think its just a matter of i want the belt. Im not chasing GSP. GSP isnt my goal. Being the champ is my goal.

    It is what it is.
    For him its not about fighting GSP, its about that 25Lb gold belt.


    H.
  • 04-08-2013, 01:41 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by dan the man 67 View Post
    Wow, just more meaningless babbled nonsense out of his mouth. It is never ending.
    I think he's playing a game that GSP started. Or at least, it's the latest volley in a game GSP started...it's more overt, less subtle, but it seems like title shots in zuffa are as much about PR as they are about talent.

    More about PR than talent, actually.

    If Georges won't come right out and state that he wants the #1 contender--whom he effectively discredited in many casual fans eyes by taking the fight with Diaz--the #1 contender is every bit as entitled to discredit him.

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Aldo, Cruz, Rousey. whatever makes your d*ck hard. it all works out to the same thing. Id rather see someone earn a title or a title shot as opposed to getting their belt at a press conference.
    Don't forget Sherk. Handing a popular fighter a belt isn't new to zuffa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Wouldn't you want to beat the VERY best WW? Afterall, the guy who beats GSP at WW will basically become the new superstar of the division.
    Again, I think this is posturing and public relations. I think the reference to Georges as "the guy who's had the belt for the last three or four years at 170" was a deliberate insult. He's been a dominant champ--he's faced better opponents than Anderson--and it's been 5 to 6 years since he regained the belt; but this seems to cast him as just another fighter at 170. Just one of many champs; kind of like Georges ducking him to take the money fight cast Hendricks as one of many contenders.

    It's definitely a page out of dana's "oh that guy isn't important enough for me to get the details straight on him" PR playbook.

    Sounds to me like Johny is ducking GSP in lieu of an easier route to the title lol.
    I wonder if Hendricks would ask for Rory instead of Maia or Ellenburger. It could start a "new" tradition in zuffa--if you can't have integrity, at least cash checks. Or in Georges' case, cheques.

    sad.

    rh
  • 04-08-2013, 07:53 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Johny Hendricks Already Back in the Gym Preparing for Georges St-Pierre | MMAWeekly.com

    “I’m just going to work on things that I could have done better (in the Condit fight),” said Hendricks about his waiting period.

    Hendricks is adding something extra to his training while he waits for a firm date for the St-Pierre fight.

    “I’m actually going to lift during this camp, during this off-season. Last off-season I didn’t, so I’m actually going to start lifting again, trying to get up a little more power for this next fight,” he said.
  • 04-07-2013, 08:26 PM
    dbader08
    Lets hope Anderson vs GSP happens and Hendricks can fight Maia.

    In no way does Rory deserve a shot yet.
  • 04-07-2013, 07:00 PM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    If GSP does run to 185, who does Hendricks fight for the vacant title? He's beaten just about everyone else in the top 5 already, GSP being the only exception. Id guess Maia? He's fringe top 5 right now, and probably the most worthy non-Hendricks fighter at 170.

    Unless of course they just Rousey the title to him..
    Hendricks would fight Ellenberger or Maia I would guess.
  • 04-07-2013, 12:49 AM
    Qball1974
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Aldo, Cruz, Rousey. whatever makes your d*ck hard. it all works out to the same thing. Id rather see someone earn a title or a title shot as opposed to getting their belt at a press conference.
    Well if it's to make my d*ck hard .... Rousey for sure, I agree they all should of had a title showdown.
  • 04-06-2013, 07:58 PM
    macewen
    whens rory mac back? lets do him n hendricks
  • 04-06-2013, 07:43 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Wouldn't you want to beat the VERY best WW? Afterall, the guy who beats GSP at WW will basically become the new superstar of the division.

    Sounds to me like Johny is ducking GSP in lieu of an easier route to the title lol.
  • 04-06-2013, 07:36 PM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Rory is right up in the mix. I think he should have to win another fight before getting a title shot though.
    I would say rory is a solid up and comer, but highly ranked? not yet. His most notable "name win" is BJ, and lets face it, beating BJ at 170 is not exactly an earth shaking accomplishment. Id like to see rory rematch condit, and then win 1 more fight, maybe against a kampmann or maia before I start talking about him in the title picture. Great skillset, huge WW, but not exactly covered in glory... yet.
  • 04-06-2013, 05:25 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    If GSP does run to 185, who does Hendricks fight for the vacant title? He's beaten just about everyone else in the top 5 already, GSP being the only exception. Id guess Maia? He's fringe top 5 right now, and probably the most worthy non-Hendricks fighter at 170.

    Unless of course they just Rousey the title to him..
    Rory is right up in the mix. I think he should have to win another fight before getting a title shot though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Maia/Diaz. Hah.
    Quote Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU View Post
    I would pay for that!
    So would I but Diaz wouldnt deserve a title shot even with a win over Maia.

    Quote Originally Posted by dan the man 67 View Post
    Wow, just more meaningless babbled nonsense out of his mouth. It is never ending.
    Hendricks? Running his mouth?
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