Forget about any Johny Hendricks vs. Nick Diaz matchups. Or Hendricks vs. just about any other UFC welterweight out there.
As far as “Bigg Rigg” is concerned, the only match of interest to him involves the UFC welterweight title. That belt is currently worn by Georges St-Pierre, who is rumored to be headed for a potential super-fight with Anderson Silva instead of a title defense.
“I’m not going to fight unless it’s for the belt,” said Hendricks, during a recent appearance on MMAjunkie.com Radio. “Nothing else matters but the belt. My last three fights were guys in the top-five and I finished two of those three. I stated my claim. The only thing left is to get a shot at that belt.”
Hendricks recently stopped Martin Kampmann via first round knockout, earning his ninth UFC victory in 10 attempts. Overall, Hendricks is now 14-1, including five consecutive victories.
“I really want a belt,” Hendricks said. “They don’t come around that often and I feel like I’ve done enough to earn a shot.”
Hendricks even went as far as to pinpoint a time for a fight with St-Pierre, saying, “I think I’m going to be fighting GSP in six months – April or May. I want GSP and nothing else matters.”