Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bloatedweight champion Johny Hendricks has been reborn at 185 pounds, thanks to a unanimous decision victory over ex-Bellator middleweight kingpin Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax.
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Now that “Bigg Rigg” is back in the win column with renewed confidence, he’s setting his sights on the rest of the 185-pound division, which may welcome a familiar face in the form of Georges St-Pierre.
“Rush” is also interested in the heavier weight class, where he can target reigning titleholder Michael Bisping. Hendricks, however, may have a problem with that particular match up.
Call it unfinished business.
“I would just say sorry for the Canadians,” Hendricks said at the post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “I’m going to have to beat his face in, definitely if he comes to 185. Because that’s a fight that I’ve been really looking for. And now that I’ve got a win under my belt at 185, he’s a newcomer at 185.”
Hendricks and St-Pierre battled to a controversial split-decision in late 2013 in what was the French-Canadian’s final fight inside the Octagon. “Rush” bailed to deal with his personal and professional problems before finally making his long-awaited return.
Though I can’t imagine GSP — and the fans — waited over three years for his return just to run it back with “Bigg Rigg.”
Source:: mma mania