Johny Hendricks Demands A Shot At Title
Posted on 06 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Johny Hendricks recently spoke about being snubbed in the interim welterweight title scene. Here are the highlights…
On Condit Ducking Him: "Carlos Condit, he said he wanted to fight Kampmann. He called out Kampmann, and he's done a couple of interviews where he hasn't even mentioned my name as a top contender. I'm the No. 1 contender, and if he's going to be fighting anyone, I think it should be me."
On Being Kept From The Title: "We have an interim belt, and interim belts are for one reason: for people to be able to still fight for a title," Hendricks said. "I feel like I've done everything I could to get that No. 1 spot, and somebody else is keeping it from me. I don't get upset about many things, but I feel like I've done what I could to put me where I'm at today. The good Lord has blessed me. The fans have been awesome, and I've gone out there and done everything I could to put me in a situation for the belt. Carlos Condit is in my way. He really is. If I can't fight him, and he won't fight other people, now who do I fight?
I think you have to earn respect, and I think I did," Hendricks said. "For someone to sit there and bypass me like that, it's like he's saying that I'm not even good enough to be in his realm, and I think I am. I think I have what it takes to get in there and to win. I want that chance."