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.