Johny Hendricks wants a rematch with GSP at middleweight.
Georges St-Pierre will be coming back from an extended hiatus from mixed martial arts later this year, moving up a division to face middleweight champion Michael Bisping. It will be almost 4 years since GSP competed, and his last opponent, Johny Hendricks, still wants a crack at him now that they’re both at middleweight.
“I can’t wait to retire him again. That’s really what I’ve been thinking,” Hendricks told Submission Radio (HT: MMA Mania). “You know, I told him, I have no disrespect for the guy, he did amazing things. But three years out of it, you know, things have changed.”
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It’s pretty weird saying that he wants to “retire” St-Pierre “again”. Both men fought to a close decision back in 2013, and not only did GSP officially end up with the victory, he also left the sport on his own terms as the reigning champion.
St-Pierre has also gone on to say that he has no interest in a rematch, as he feels that Hendricks has lost explosiveness, and isn’t the same fighter anymore. Nonetheless, Hendricks is still calling for the bout, saying it will be much different if it happens at middleweight.
“He said that I’m washed out. Well guess what? It’s a new Johny at 185. And I cannot wait for him to see, I can’t wait to see how this happens.” he said. “He thought I was strong at 170, wait till he feels me at 185 when I’m not killing myself to make weight, when I’m not killing myself just to focus on my weight cut. What is he gonna think after the 185-pound match, when I’m totally focused on one thing and one thing only, doing what I did, but better?”