Johny Hendricks Is Looking To Make GSP Exciting Again

UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks has a UFC 167 title bout in November that’s been a long time coming. He’s beaten everyone the UFC has put in his path as of late, destroying such notable foes as Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann with vicious knockouts, and edging former inerim champ Carlos Condit in a back-and-forth war at UFC 158.

However, when he steps into the cage this November to finally face off with longtime champion Georges St-Pierre, Hendricks will have a different challenge in front of him: the challenge to make GSP’s fights exciting once again. After all, the champ has been derided more and more with each decision he wins, predictably grinding his opponents down to ineffectiveness. 

Hendricks recently met up with MMAXp0sed to discuss his excitement for the biggest fight of his life. ‘Bigg Rigg’ noted that he can’t fight boring like he believes GSP’s style to be:

“I just wanna punch him. Punch him in the friggin face, and you know, see how it goes from there. Hopefully I can make GSP exciting. That’s my gameplan.”

 



  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/HATEOCRACY/ HATEOCRACY

    You cant turn a tramp into a champ even if you put her on a stamp!

    What im trying to say, it is what is with GSP, either you love his style or fall asleep to it.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/InfiniteEnigma/ InfiniteEnigma

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…oh crap, were we just talking about GSP, yawn…sorry having a spiritual awakening here, and even God says that dudes gotta go, he is falling asleep.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/members/InfiniteEnigma/ InfiniteEnigma

        and the nut huggers click weak because they ignore simple sense of humor in favor of their ego which is so closely gripped on GSP, as if they were him.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/members/SoiWANNABEafighter/ soiWANNABEafighter

          I didn`t weak you Engima – obviously you are more like a WWE fan than s.o. who appreciates true mixed martial arts.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/members/InfiniteEnigma/ InfiniteEnigma

            no, i am not. but i simply cracked a joke, because, despite the true skill GSP has to offer, he is boring to watch, as he does not truely put it on the line, he plays it safe. there have been many enjoyable moments for sure, and his last fight was a bit more entertaining than the previous 4 or 5 i think. again, this is an opinion and a joke created there-of. not to be taken seriously.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/members/InfiniteEnigma/ InfiniteEnigma

            I feel the same as Pettis in that article earlier, about not being a fan of Hendersons style. Read what he said, thats how I feel, from a fan perspective about GSP. Granted, the guy is a class act and a great ambassador for the sport. I would rather see him lose trying to finish someone than grind out another Fitch style win. I would applaud him if he went for it and got knocked out, instead of game planning all the way to safe victory.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/members/SoiWANNABEafighter/ soiWANNABEafighter

            "Granted, the guy is a class act and a great ambassador for the sport. I would rather see him lose trying to finish someone than grind out another Fitch style win. I would applaud him if he went for it and got knocked out, instead of game planning all the way to safe victory" – Honestly I couldn`t agree more – Sorry I got ya alittle wrong on that one.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

    First, congratulations to Big Rig on the birth of his 3rd child. Good for him.

    To matters at hand, I don't think trying to make GSP exciting is a very good game plan. I also think he should have something more up his sleeve than just wanting to punch him in the face and his wrestling.

    As to taking GSP down and seeing how he likes it, good luck. Even if he can take Rush down he won't keep him there and he'll have nothing for him if he does. I don't see how Big Rigg's ground game could have advanced that much since his Condit fight, as to be a threat to Georges on the ground.

    It's an interesting match to say the least and a big test for the champ. As a big GSP fan, I want him to win, but I'd like to see something new…some improvement in his stand-up, particularly his power and improvement in his ground game, with more emphasis on his BJJ and submission attempts and less on his G 'n P.

    I would love to see a finish.

    If the fight goes into rounds 4 and 5, it will interesting to see how Johnny fairs, because he didn't look that great at the end of his fight with Condit. Carlos could have easily gone another 2 rounds in that bout and I think had it been a 5 round match, that CC would have won. In terms of the later rounds, there's no doubt the Rush will be there and ready to go.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Cookie77/ Cookie77

    GSP finds a way to win you can't fault a man for the way he fights specially when he is winning.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Akieyugames/ akieyugames

    Personally, I don't think GSP is boring, I have fun watching him neutralize his opponents' skills, be it standing or on the ground, the fakes for a takedown or the jabs, it's like a game of chess being played during the fight itself, sure I want GSP to finish, whos doesn't, but if it ends in 5 rounds, I'm ok with that, well what the hell do I know, I'm a drunk, I'm fat, and I count taxi cabs that passes by all day.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Watermelon-Fresh/ watermelon fresh

    Go away " big rig"

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Falcon4917/ falcon4917

    I am really hoping Maia gets a shot next as I think Big Rig has only a punchers chance.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Akieyugames/ akieyugames

      Thats the time I'm betting against St-Pierre