Johny told MMA Fight Corner on Tuesday night why St-Pierre should challenge him next and not Silva.
ďWell Iím not as good as Anderson, but I believe I have what it takes to beat GSP. Iím a wrestler, Iíve been wrestling since I was five. And, they say thatís what GSP is the strongest at and also I have knockout power. I can lay anybody out at any given moment. The only thing is that sometimes I like to fight, just because I like to fight. You know what I mean? I donít like to end it fast. And sometimes I go in there and I know I have to make a statement and I know I have to do something to put myself above everybody else and thatís sort of what happened with Kampmann.Ē
This past weekend at UFC 154, GSP looked back his olí self, able to take down Carlos Condit at will. While a wrestler at Oklahoma State University, Hendricks was a NCAA four-time All-American and a three-time Big 12 conference champion. When Johny was asked if he thought St-Pierre could take him down, he said:
ďNo. No, I donít. Iíve wrestled all my life and if I really wanted to I could go into a fight and take him down. I just havenít had the thrill of wanting to take somebody down. For some reason, just hitting someone in the face is a lot more exciting to me, and also to the crowd.Ē