With Georges St-Pierre training for a possible return to MMA competition, his former opponent Johny Hendricks has officially called him out for a rematch, seemingly trying to do his part to lure back the former UFC pay-per-view king.
In an interview with Submission Radio, Johny Hendricks made it clear that if GSP does in fact return to the sport, he would like to be the man to welcome him back inside the Octagon.
Here’s what Hendricks had to say regarding the possibility of St-Pierre making a comeback:
“GSP might come back (laughs). If GSP comes back, guess who wants to meet him? This guy. So there’s a lot of things that can come into play by the time my fight gets here, and that’s really what I’m looking at. It might take two. It might take two; it might only take one fight, but I always prepare for the worst.”
“It might take two fights, and then by the beginning of next year, I might fight for the title again, good lord willing. Or hey, something even better, I can go out there, I can finish ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, and I can get the next title shot.”
“You just never know.’ … It’s more important for me to fight for the belt. Because here’s the thing, if GSP does come back – it’s sort of funny, the rumors started to happen whenever I sort of got pushed in the back, and everybody thought I was going 185. And so realistically, the last what, two months the rumors started popping out? So realistically for me, it’s always the belt. Like I said a long time ago, the reason why I trained for GSP and I wanted all these things with him, is because he had the belt. Right now, it’s training for Robbie Lawler or Carlos Condit, whoever wins the next belt, wins the next match. That’s all that matters for me.”
GSP is currently at a training camp to decide if he wants to return to the UFC or not.
Hendricks will next fight Stephen Thompson at UFC 196 on February 6, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.