Johny Hendricks thinks he deserves a welterweight title shot before Martin Kampmann. But how can he prove as much? That's why they fight, folks, and the two will do so at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 in Montreal to determine the next 170-pound top contender.
Johny Hendricks gives his pre-fight interview to UFC.com in advance of his co-main event number one contender bout against Martin Kampmann at UFC 154: "St. Pierre vs. Condit" on Sat., Nov. 17, 2012, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
"I know everything counts on this. My whole focus is on this fight. For the most part, a lot of the submissions he gets are guillotines. I think it's like four guillotines he's got or something like that. I know his last one he got a guillotine on Thiago Alves.
I taught Martin Kampmann how to wrestle. I taught him how to defend shots for the longest time. To finally get to fight somebody like that, I'm just so excited. I can't wait, like nothing else matters but that day. I'm going to be trying to hurt people.
"If I do see an opportunity, I will go in for the kill. It's shown in a lot of my fights. You know, I'm not going to be dumb and try to just pull out a three round win. I don't want to be a predictable fighter, that's what I strive for.
"I didn't have that much confidence in myself. Now, I believe that I am where I'm at. I believe that I should be fighting in the UFC and I should be fighting for a title. I get one more chance to say 'yes, I am the number one contender, I do deserve that title shot.'"
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