Johny Hendricks Interview: GSP, Lawler vs. Brown

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks recently spoke with MMA Junkie on a variety of topics, including recent photos of former champion Georges St-Pierre looking bigger than the last time we saw him in the Octagon. Here are some highlights of what he said about:

Georges St-Pierre Looking Bigger Lately:

“I don’t read it, but people tell me (what he says). He’s been saying that he’s walking around at 201 (pounds). Huh, cool. Whatever. Just because you put on an extra pounds doesn’t mean it’s muscle, and just because you put on an extra two or three pounds of muscle doesn’t mean you’re going to be strong as me. He didn’t feel that strong. And so that’s just one of those things where I’d like to face him again. Now, I’ve got the belt, and he has to beat me. And realistically, I don’t think he’s going to.”

His Own Evolution As A Fighter:

“The more that I’m training for these five-round fights, I’m getting better, and I’m still young at this. Most of the guys I’m fighting are 10, 12, 14 years they’ve been fighting. I’m only seven. I’m still developing my striking, trying to tune it up. Everything is starting to fall into place.”

The #1 Contenders Fight Between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown:

“Realistically, I don’t really care (who wins on Saturday). There’s a part of me that would like to face Robbie again being healthy. But then again, there’s a part of me that wants somebody new. I’m torn on this fight. Also, I don’t like to pick the welterweight class because if I sit here and (say), ‘Robbie Lawler is going to smash Matt Brown,’ and all of a sudden Matt Brown beats him, did I give him fuel for to fight me? And vice-versa. I’d like to see how it plays out because I think they both have a chance to win.”

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