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    http://mmajunkie.com/2013/11/17/afte...ierre-rematch/

    LAS VEGAS – Dana White thinks Johny Hendricks beat Georges St-Pierre. He thinks GSP’s team, immediately after the fight, thought Hendricks beat the champ.

    So you know Hendricks believes he won the fight.

    St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) won an instantly controversial split decision against Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    After the fight, despite White, the UFC’s president, saying St-Pierre was headed to the hospital, the champ showed up to the post-event news conference in the middle of the event with his face showing perhaps more wear from the 25-minute war with Hendricks than it ever had before.

    “My hands are busted up from hitting him in the face,” Hendricks said at the post-event news conference. “Look at his face and look at mine.”
    Perhaps more revealing, though, was Hendricks’ big reveal that in the fight, he was only hitting the champ with 70 percent power.
    “I really didn’t hit him that hard,” Hendricks said. “I wasn’t really trying to knock him out. I was putting about 70 percent on him, and it was enough.”
    White, though, was quick to dispute that, for obvious reasons.

    “It wasn’t enough,” White told him. “You left it in the hands of the judges. You better give 100 percent next time.”
    And Hendricks couldn’t dispute that, with his boss leaving him stammering for a moment.

    White wants to order up a rematch between the two, reiterating to MMAjunkie his belief that Hendricks won the fight. Just when that might be remains to be seen, especially in the fight’s aftermath, when St-Pierre said he is planning to take a leave of absence of sorts to work on some personal issues and “prove a point.”

    But Hendricks insisted his goal of winning a title merely hit a bump in the road.

    “Dude, I don’t care about Georges,” he said. “I beat him anyway. I just want the belt. That’s the only thing that’s motivating me. I need to get it. That’s my drive. I thought I got it tonight, but I guess I didn’t. There’s a lot of things I can pull from this fight, and I’m only going to get better. It was my first five-round fight, and I took it to the champ.”
    If a potential rematch does happen, “Bigg Rigg” may take White’s advice of not going anything but high gear against St-Pierre, who set a UFC record with his 19th win.

    “If I get to see him in the ring again, it won’t go the distance,” Hendricks said. “I will finish him. I know I can go five rounds now.”
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    I can see that in the rematch, he is going to come out guns blazing "Brock Style". I expect to see Anderson Silva do the same in his upcoming rematch; charge Leroy Jenkins!!! And end it fast and decisively.

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    I can see Hendricks getting caught being over aggressive. that or him fading fast later rounds. He did a really good job of leaning away from gsps jab. he did good work in the clinch. sometimes being more aggressive falls into gsps game plan better. he will get more takedowns that way.
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    Jonny won the fight. But it was stupid of him to say he only gave 70% effort. Dana was right to cut him off. How could he be so naive to MMA judging??

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post



    Jonny won the fight. But it was stupid of him to say he only gave 70% effort. Dana was right to cut him off. How could he be so naive to MMA judging??

    he said he was doing that to preserve his cardio and strength for a 5 round fight because he had never been in one before and now that he knows he can do it he will throw punches harder next time.

    it is not like he was just saying oh was not even trying that hard and i still won he was simply explaining his gameplan for going a full five rounds which is what the question he was responding to was asking i believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    he said he was doing that to preserve his cardio and strength for a 5 round fight because he had never been in one before and now that he knows he can do it he will throw punches harder next time.

    it is not like he was just saying oh was not even trying that hard and i still won he was simply explaining his gameplan for going a full five rounds which is what the question he was responding to was asking i believe.
    As kalebarker already stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    As kalebarker already stated.
    my bad i just saw first the post and responded without reading all the other comments.

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    He didn't say he only gave 70% effort. He said was throwing 70% power into his strikes because it was his first 5 rounds fight and he wanted to conserve his energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    He didn't say he only gave 70% effort. He said was throwing 70% power into his strikes because it was his first 5 rounds fight and he wanted to conserve his energy.
    Gotcha.

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    Johny just sounds more and more like a ass clown through all of this.

    You weren't 'really' trying to knock him out Johny? Well then what in God's name were you doing in there? You don't want to go all out? Give it your all? Well then you just lost the title and should go to the back of the line.
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