I thought Johny Hendricks wanted to fight Robbie Lawler for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title because they had "unfinished business."
Or was it the only way to avoid a rematch against Carlos Condit?
Former UFC 170-pound kingpin Georges St. Pierre believes Condit is the most dangerous fighter in the division, a "nightmare" who will eventually capture the division crown if presented with a five-round championship fight. As luck would have it, that appears to be the plan.
"Carlos Condit is a nightmare. Of all the guys that I would not want to fight again, it would be Carlos Condit. Because Carlos Condit [...] is very well rounded, things can come out of every angle, from everywhere. Johny Hendricks is very good at what he does. Not as surprising as Carlos Condit, but he's very good at what he does. He hits very hard with his left. But I do believe right now, if you talk about ranking and positioning, the man that deserves the title shot would be Johny Hendricks. That's what I believe. But Carlos Condit is not far behind. And on a five round fight, I believe right now in the mix, Carlos Condit might be the most dangerous guy. He has more weapons in his arsenal and you never know where it's coming from. It's just a nightmare fighting a guy like this. If I would have to bet -- let's have no choice -- between Lawler, Hendricks and Condit, I believe Condit is the one that will emerge victorious. That's on a five round fight. He's a nightmare."
His record, however, is not that scary.
Condit (30-8) is just 2-3 over his last five, including unanimous decision losses to St. Pierre and Hendricks. In addition, he was injured in a technical knockout loss to Tyron Woodley in early 2014. Regardless, none of that stopped him from getting a potential crack at the crown (thanks in part to this).
With that in mind, any fight fans out there siding with Rushtradamus?