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.”

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