Johny Hendricks believed his 46 second win over Martin Kampmann landed him a shot at the welterweight championship. That didn’t happen as Nick Diaz was named the No. 1 contender once his one year suspension for testing positive for marijuana ended.
As Hendricks returns to meet former interim champion Carlos Condit at UFC 158, there has been no confirmation that a win will lead to a title opportunity.
“I haven’t gotten promised anything,” said Hendricks on Inside MMA. “The only thing I do know is if I beat Condit then there’s nothing else to prove. I’ve beat everybody else there is and if we have to start beating other people, we need to drop down even lower.”
After Rory MacDonald went down with a back and neck injury, Hendricks was named as the replacement against Condit in the co-main event.
“I want a shot at the belt and Carlos Condit is standing in my way,” said Hendricks.
Of Hendricks’ five wins since 2011, he ended three in the first round with two of those fights not going past the 60 second mark. He took Knockout of the Night honors for those wins.
UFC 158 is on March 16 from the Bell Centre in Canada. Georges St-Pierre defends the belt opposite Diaz in the main event.