Diego Sanchez rooting for Johny Hendricks to dethrone Georges St. Pierre at UFC 167

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Diego Sanchez took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the UFC 167 welterweight championship fight between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks.

Will Johny Hendricks be able to defeat Georges St. Pierre at UFC 167 and knock the longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight king off his throne? At least one fellow fighter is hoping so.

Diego Sanchez, who has close ties to St. Pierre through head trainer Greg Jackson at Jackson's MMA, took to Twitter to announce he is "110%" rooting for "Rush" to go down in his next title defense against Hendricks on Nov. 16, 2013.

Also, continuing his anti-Canada fight predictions, "The Dream" sided with former opponent Jake Ellenberger against Rory MacDonald in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 8 next Saturday night (July 27, 2013).

Sanchez is a fighter who knows the landscape of the 170-pound weight class very well, having competing in the division 13 times under the UFC banner against the likes of Nick Diaz, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck and more.

While he now competes as a lightweight and has a fight with Gilbert Melendez scheduled for UFC 166 in October, Sanchez has no problem sharing his predictions for major fights going down in his former weight class.

For more news and notes on UFC 167: "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks," visit our complete event archive here.

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