Johny Hendricks: If You Can’t Handle Being Champ, Give it Up

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Johny Hendricks felt he did enough to walk away champion at UFC 167 but the judges thought otherwise and awarded the fight to the reigning champion Georges St. Pierre. Following the fight, St. Pierre told Joe Rogan that he needed to take some time away from the sport, meaning Hendricks may not get a rematch.

For Hendricks, this isn’t acceptable and he spoke to AXS TV about it this week:

“Dude I’ve got three kids. You know what I’m saying? Talk about sleep? Are you kidding me? Everybody’s got problems in life. That’s the way it is. If you can’t handle being champion, give it up. We chose to get into that octagon, we chose not to sleep. I don’t know how many times I’ve went to bed at five, six o’clock in the morning and woke up at 10, running four miles because I wanted to beat GSP that bad. Dude, who cares. I chose this life. Tell yourself whatever you need to. Just get back in that octagon with me. I can’t wait for the rematch.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507465472 Brandon Nolley

    “If you can’t finish the champ, shut up”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000927978978 Stephen Thayer

    Serra? Lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001717465623 Bruised Scarred Ferrer

    Gsp clearly won and uncle dana admitted that after he rewatched the fight he said “gsp clearly won” nuff said

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001044032463 Jaime Alvizo

    STFU and wait since you couldn’t put it away!!! I can’t wait either lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000927978978 Stephen Thayer

    Someones a lil gsp butthurt keyboard warrior lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1570353039 Ricky Flores

    Bah u lost end of it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001717465623 Bruised Scarred Ferrer

    Stop crying hendricks, be a man take that you lose to gsp. Im losing respect from hendricks each and every single day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000912176357 Jacob Lumbreras

    Yes he did chose this life, but if he chooses to step away it’s his choice. It doesn’t matter when his last finish was. He’s the champ and had 14 title defenses. When you fight the second best guy in the division 14 times and win 13, you deserve more respect than what GSP has been given.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1083925661 Ethan Singer

    i like j hendricks, but his gloating BEFORE the results were read, his inability to put together a cohesive 5th round, AND his anger at gsp, when it was the judges who gave out the score… is disrespectful, misguided, and shows his immaturity. imo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001106000483 Mario Gonzales

    damn nobody can let this shit go. he lost, the rematch will happen. end of story

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000721461719 Josh Wright

    you left it up to the judges couldnt finish a man that had ten years on you so shut the fuck up johny you didnt win that fight even if you think you did you shoulda left no doubt and no im not a big fan of gsp either but he is the champ

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004765171180 Mike Hampton

    Joe Fazio you Friends with Louis Landolf

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000033292681 Kevin Webb

    Man! Shut the hell up already Hendricks! You lost, get over it. You want the belt, beat him! Dont leave it to the judge’s. GSP!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=820485404 Dustin Pulliam

    Can’t handle being the champ?.. he has handled it fine for a long long time

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000356875160 Raymond Alcala

    Easy to say from someone who never held the belt

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001039733584 Gabriel Zuniga

    Leaving it to the judges, than claim to only use 70% of your power, champs always give 110%…you don’t deserve to be champ!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001478465142 Junior Nolin

    Why even interview him anymore,he’s a broken record!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000104033785 Raun Smith

    Still CRYING.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004366630430 Justin Roane

    Is this dude wasted drunk 24/7?? He ain’t make sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1508277891 Steven Murphy

    This was NOT as close of a fight as GSP haters and Hendricks fanboys are making it out to be. PLUS, you really want this cry baby as your champion? Says a lot about Johnny and his fans. GSP owes nothing to this whiney cry baby ass loser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1162781547 Kerry Maxwell

    I see Uncle Dana got into his head with the “He deserves another shot” talk. The truth of the matter is that this fight was very close. The point system of MMA can be complicated for the people who aren’t “die hards” of the sport. Hendricks made a promise before the fight that if he connects with GSP, it would be the end of the fight. He connected, MULTIPLE times, and didn’t finish him. If he wanted to leave no shadow of a doubt, he would have finished him. I don’t think this is the end of GSP, and I do believe Hendricks CAN finish the champ, but he didn’t. He claimed to have only used 70% power during the fight. What kind of “champ” would that make him anyway? You can all bash the lay n pray style of GSP if you’d like, but he puts 100% into every fight. He’s a point fighter, if he’s so boring and as strong as some of you like to think, why is he champion for so long?? This Hendricks/GSP argument is nonsense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004765171180 Mike Hampton

    Sorry wrong Joe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666126659 Simon Hilton

    If you can’t handle the fact you lost then give it up….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1714855808 Hbk Cortese

    Enough already! Lets move on

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1560252840 Shane Hamilton

    Biggest cry baby

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002802333233 Aric Anderson

    This guy better learn to be Humble..I am Dissapointed in his actions and words after the fight and this week…anyone else?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327154228 Brent Guillory

    Lame old bullshit…this drama site is done, no room for goddamn drama…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696916053 Susan Lamb Forster

    Just like Dana White ALWAYS says…. Do Not Leave it up to the Judges decision.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327154228 Brent Guillory

    Unliked…fuckin drama tools carrying on old fuckin news…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003224230301 Mike Hodgkinson

    Johny if you can’t beat the champ to become the champ give it up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005203692540 Dale Collinson

    Simon Hilton stop sucking GSP’s root

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666126659 Simon Hilton

    Dale Collinson lay off licking windows you be chewin Hendricks beard too long

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504666328 Tyler Aucoin

    Sports becomming a joke real quick… Boxing is comming back

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005203692540 Dale Collinson

    Simon Hilton I couldn’t give a rats arse about this circus act but it must be eating away at you that your idol took a massive beating. #GSPsbumboy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666126659 Simon Hilton

    Dale Collinson it’s not my fault that your amoeba size brain sees only a future in tongue window cleaning and resents those who’s intellect is far superior that you attempt to fire sphincter smelling rhetoric insults to all and sundry…. Be quiet in the cheap seats! Get some

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005203692540 Dale Collinson

    Simon Hilton if you had an ounce of intellectual superiority over me you wouldn’t entertain this garbage, simples. GR

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005203692540 Dale Collinson

    GET SOME!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507465472 Brandon Nolley

    The man who spells “you’re’ with “ur” is calling someone an idiot lulz

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000173606470 Aleksander D. Øttokar

    all I heard Hendricks say was: ,,Meow, meow , meow, meow”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776057603 Dustin Sowell

    Hendricks needs to quit being a cry baby and figure out what’s next.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1311817224 Dwayne Hamm

    GSP won’t lose this rematch in a million years. Hendricks crapped the bed and missed his 3 months of holding the belt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001110485416 Randy Green

    What a douche Hendricks is I can tell he’s gonna whine and cry for the next cpl decades…YOU LOST!!!!!! You will.never be the champ stop crying like a bitch. You will never know the kind of stress a true champ is under …go home already

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1771603863 Adam Provens

    What a big baby it’s done and over with you lost quit crying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355420225 David Lee Perez

    Sick of hearing of this guy already talking too much likes talk about himself and he has become a sore loser. He has much to blame then anyone saying he wasn’t trying to KO George only throwing @ 70% power which makes no sense maybe you should n’t have let it go to judges and try to finish GSP like you said you were gonna do before the fight. I don’t even know why they even ask him the question about George personal life because the guy turns around and talks about himself he is mouth piece that has become annoying and seems like fans are starting to turn against him for the extra crap that comes out of mouth. Smh…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001030501006 Charles Mickael

    Give it up? This coming from a guy with ZERO titles in UFC..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648616474 Edward Smith

    That is right Brandon. He MAY have done enough to win a decision but if you want to be the Champ he has to finish the Champ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001081938722 Anthony Barela

    Carlos Condit beats the shit out of this guy in a five round fight. Tired of his fucking whining already. He lost three rounds to two rounds. Own it already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1415902634 Joona Goona

    Ufc is dirty hendricks was robbed gaysp got battered every round he couldnt do shit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000042294495 Bob Brazee

    Fuck Hendrix with wooden dildo

  • sawbuck

    years ago, Billy Conn got knocked out by Joe Louis in the 13th round, while well ahead on the cards. Later, he said to Louis, something to the effect of, “If i would’ve won, I could have held the title for a few months, had some defenses, and then a big money rematch with you”. Louis replied “You couldn’t hold the title for 13 rounds, what makes you think you could hold it for a few months”.

    Hendricks needs to let it rest. He had his shot. Came up short. GSP won, and that’s why he’s the champ.