How ridiculous is Johny Hendricks’ left hand?
In predicting fights at UFC 154, I thought Martin Kampmann would be able to absorb some blows from Hendricks, tire him out and eventually surge back for a submission victory.
What I failed to realize is that Johny Hendricks’ left hand is not an ordinary hand. It is a thing of destructive perfection, crafted from one-part Thor’s hammer, one-part noisy cricket and one-part Kim Kardashian’s vajay.
That combination, my friends, will take out anybody, and even Kampmann’s storied chin could not withstand the punishment.
With one punch (technically two if you count the follow-up for good measure), Hendricks solidified his status as the UFC welterweight division’s No. 1 contender, and the UFC brass needs to reward the man immediately.
The punch was awesome, sure, but I’m not basing this decision solely on one devastating blow. Look at Hendricks’ last five fights: T.J. Waldburger (meh), Mike Pierce (always tough, brings out the worst in his opponents somehow), Jon Fitch (top-10), Josh Koscheck (top-10) and Martin Kampmann (top-5).
That is the gauntlet Hendricks just traversed, and you’re going to try to say his next fight isn’t for a title? You want him to face Condit or Diaz instead?
Get out of here.
GSP-Hendricks is is the fight that needs to happen.
Forget GSP vs. Anderson Silva, forget GSP vs. Nick Diaz and forget anything that does not involve Hendricks’ beard against the Canadian sensation.
Let us not sink into a world where a man’s Twitter following matters more than his body of work and let us not stumble into a pit of mismatched superfights. Keep with the natural order of the division and reward the best challenger right now.
That is Hendricks. There is no debate. He took out top-10 guys in three consecutive fights, and his power is second to none in the division. Add in his Division I wrestling background and strong base, and by-golly GSP might just find himself in a good ole-fashioned fist fight, eh?
The UFC needs to make this fight happen, and that is the end of the story. Hendricks earned it, now give the man his due.