Johny Hendricks Won’t Let You Take a Photo Holding His UFC Belt; Hear His Reasons

December 4, 2014
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UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is accommodating to fans. He’ll sign an autograph and pose for a photo. But he won’t let you hold his championship belt and snap a shot.

While on a press tour to promote his upcoming rematch against Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, Fox 5 newscaster Monica Jackson asked to hold the belt for a photo and Hendricks politely said, no.

“You can hold it. I don’t let people take pictures with it,” said the UFC 170-pound titleholder. “It took me seven years, a couple of broken noses, a couple of broken hands, a fractured chin and a torn bicep to get it.”

It’s his belt. He earned it. You can hold it, but don’t ask to take a photo with it unless the champ has it in his hands.

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  • robc

    ? Has Hendricks been hanging out with Tim Silvia? Seriously this is a bit childish. It’s just a belt, not “the” belt. All the champions get their own when they win. Unless he wants to charge folks for pics with it (which I could understand), that’s a silly concept.

    I think he’s afraid GSP will come up out of a crowd and grab it away from him….

  • DamianCross

    If you had to suffer that many injuries to get the belt, maybe you just aren’t all that good?

    • Jeremy Mitchell Uy

      wow this coming from some a–hole who probably won’t last 30 seconds in a beginners BJJ class

      • DamianCross

        someone’s upset his boy got elbowed into the ground last night. also flagged for inappropriate 🙂

      • sintheticreality2

        30 seconds? He wouldn’t even set foot in the parking lot.

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  • GoalieSwagger

    Silly.. but I guess its his belt. Oh wait.. Can Robbie take pics with it now? 🙂