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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre puts his title on the line against top contender Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 and believes he is better than the top contender “everywhere” the fight might go.
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If wrestling means everything then yes..
…considering the wrestler is Hendricks. lol
Except “One punch knock out power”
George has faced lots of fighters with one punch knockout power. Thiago Alves, the Outlaw Dan Hardy, BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck, Carlos Condit.
All of them were supposed to be the one that could beat him. That said it will be an interesting fight. His reign is going to come to an end at some point I would imagine. And to be honest, he is better than him in all areas (Hendricks.)
His ‘striking’ may be better but I wouldn’t compare any of the KO power named above to Johny’s. Penn was the smaller fighter against GSP, Condit’s striking is more diverse than Johny’s, Hardy isn’t on the same level nd Alves hasn’t KO’d anyone of significance other than Matt Hughes and Chris Lytle (in ’08). Not taking anything away from any of them, but none that fought either Kampmann or Fitch could even manage a W let alone completely flatten both of them with a hook, one of which was the first bombs of the fight. As much as I would love to see Johny win, I don’t see it happening. Granted he has solid wrestling, I see Georges being able to keep him at bay with a wrestling/jabbing offensive. Georges by UD, or Johny by KO in the first 2 rds.
I don’t think Hendricks’ KO against Fitch counts that much on his record.
It was an amazing KO indeed. What I mean? It doesn’t go like Demian Maia or GSP’s domination against him, it was a 10s KO, I’d stretch it as far as saying that it’d be like saying JdS is the better fighter considering he KOed Cain early on the first fight.
I hope I don’t look like a hater, but it’s just that this flash KO against a tough wrestler, while he struggled to snatch split decisions against Pierce and Koscheck proves( at least for me) that other than the KO power, he doesn’t bring a lot to the fight.
And, I must say that I really don’t think he won the fight against Condit.
But anyways, doesn’t matter what I think, he got the shot, lets see if he gets the punch of his lifetime.
anything can happen but George has one thing they don’t have and that’s Karate that is his base. Judging distance and being in the right place at the right time. This fight will be a finish if George gets hit flush he will fall but being that Hendrix will be trying so hard for the knock out he will risk being knocked out. People who go the distance with George try to survive rather than win.
GSP’s right here. He won’t take the kind of beating from Hendricks that Condit gave him. They’re trying to hype this one up, but I’m not drinking the kool-aide. This should be an easy defense for him. GSP by UD. 50-45.
Hendrix will win by KO and shock the world. It’s gonna happen.
GSP spoke the truth…if Hendricks was gassed by the 3rd round against Condit then he will be in huge trouble against GSP.
I can’t wait for this fight, it seems that GSP has this “angry” confidence that he cant wait to show Hendricks and those who are erring against him what he’s got in store for Johnny! If this fight ends in the first two rounds, it’s going to be Hendricks who lands that sledge hammer to GSP’s chin or behind the ear, if this fight makes it to the 3rd round or longer GSP will win and I believe he will get a finish, bc Hendricks cardio is suspect at best!! Which is understandable, since he was close to 220lbs, that’s about 40-50kbs to shed, not good for a fight that goes longer than 12 mins!!! And especially vs. a fighter like GSP who’s all about pressure, pressure and more pressure. Fighters get tired 3X faster when they swing for the fence and miss, first round will be interesting!
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