UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks appeared on “Inside MMA” and spoke about his frustration in UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre avoiding a fight with him to potentially fight Nick Diaz. The back story is that GSP and Diaz were scheduled to fight at UFC 137 for the welterweight title, but Diaz was pulled from the bout because he missed press conferences leading up to the event.
There was a clear disdain between Diaz and GSP and it would have been a huge PPV. Carlos Condit replaced Diaz and was scheduled to face GSP at UFC 137, but GSP suffered the ACL injury that kept him out of action for over a year. Diaz then replaced GSP and fought Condit at UFC 137, losing a controversial unanimous decision. Diaz then tested positive for marijuana metabolites and was suspended for a year. GSP returned from the long layoff to defeat Carlos Condit at UFC 154 last month.
In the meantime, Johny Hendricks was steamrolling the best guys out there, beating three top five welterweights in less than a year and is the rightful number one contender. However, he doesn’t have the name recognition that Diaz has when it comes to being an opponent for GSP, and GSP clearly wants to make Diaz pay for all the comments he made leading up to their scheduled fight at UFC 137. See Hendricks talk about the situation below: