Johny Hendricks got what most of us would call a raw deal at UFC 167. I’m not going to say that he was robbed because it was such a close fight between him and GSP, but many, including myself, believed that Hendricks won the bout. Johny Hendricks has the unique opportunity to get another shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship with rather quick turnaround, and will do so by vying for the vacant title against Robbie Lawler.
We’ll say this, Johny Hendricks is STOKED, okay? Just stoked. [source]
“I was very stoked when I was told about the fight. It’s pretty amazing that Zuffa and Mr. White are giving me another shot at it. It’s very humbling, and I’m not going to let this one slip by. There are some things we could change on the last one, but we are going to do everything in our power to make sure they say my name at the end of this fight. And to know that it’s in Dallas, I’m super-stoked about that. It’s great to be able to fight in Dallas, but to be the main event for a fight card in Dallas is an honor in itself.
“I was very relieved it all moved quickly,” he added in regard to St-Pierre’s decision. “I’m very thankful that GSP came back quickly because he could have taken two months to do this and come up with his decision. But he did it quickly, and now we can move forward. I’m very grateful for that.”