According to a Feb. 21 report from MMA Mania, Johny Hendricks says he would probably slap Georges St-Pierre in the face if the star Canadian champ opts to accept a superfight against Anderson Silva after his UFC 158 bout vs Nick Diaz.
"If I ever saw him, I'd probably slap him. Like, really? If that happens, then everything that we believed is true," Hendricks said. "Everything we've talked about, everything all the fans are trying to figure out, we know it's true. Here's what I really believe. He wants to finish on top. What if he retires after this fight? That's something I've thought about too. What if he retires, then comes back out of it and fights Anderson Silva. That sucks. You always want to retire when you're on top and not when you're on your way out.
"If that happens, I don't care. I don't care about GSP. I only care about the belt. The only reason I'm calling GSP out and wanting to fight him is because he has the belt. If anyone else had the belt at 170, I'd call them out. No one remembers second place. They remember who was the champion and that's what I'm trying to strive for."
Hendricks has been calling out St-Pierre for months, hoping to get a crack at the welterweight title. St-Pierre decided to accept a fight against Nick Diaz instead, which leads Hendricks to think that the Canadian champ is ducking him.
"I've been saying even more that he might be scared," Hendricks said of St-Pierre. "I do not know why he didn't take the fight. All I know is he just proved what I thought. I am the number one contender. GSP should be fighting me and no one else. Why he didn't, only he knows and his camp knows. I'm a strong wrestler and I haven't had to prove it. I fought Josh Koscheck and the only time I got taken down was when I threw a knee. It was a mental mistake on my part and Josh Koscheck capitalized on it."
Hendricks is set to fight Carlos Condit on March 16 in the co-main of UFC 158, and the winner will be right back in the mix for a title shot.
St-Pierre fights Nick Diaz in the UFC 158 headlining slot.