LOS ANGELES – Nov. 22, 2013 – Johnny Hendricks talks about his controversial loss to Georges St-Pierre and Rich Franklin confirms his plan to fight one last time during an interview AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.
St-Pierre may have trouble sleeping, but Hendricks doesn’t care and wants a rematch after the controversial decision at UFC 167 last week. In his interview with INSIDE MMA’s Ron Kruck, Hendricks criticized the current UFC welterweight champion, who complained about lack of sleep leading up to the fight.
“Dude I’ve got three kids. You know what I’m saying? Talk about sleep? Are you kidding me? Everybody’s got problems in life. That’s the way it is. If you can’t handle being champion, give it up. We chose to get into that octagon, we chose not to sleep. I don’t know how many times I’ve went to bed at five, six o’clock in the morning and woke up at 10, running four miles because I wanted to beat GSP that bad. Dude, who cares. I chose this life. Tell yourself whatever you need to. Just get back in that octagon with me. I can’t wait for the rematch.”
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View the extended version of Hendricks’ interview here: bit.ly/I9Fetu
In another segment, Rich Franklin confirmed that he plans to return to the ring for one final fight, but it has to be against the right fighter.
“You know, I lost my last fight, and that really kind of solidified my decision to make this my last fight coming up. I know that took me out of title contention and so for me to get back into the title hunt would be a couple years’ worth of work and I know that. I’m 39, I’ll be 40 next year and it’s getting to the point where it’s late in my life and it’s really too late to have that title run so I started questioning, what am I really fighting for, if I can’t make it to the title anymore? I know I’m not in title contention anymore and I realize that so, that’s how it is.”
Watch the video clip here: bit.ly/1aF7sGD
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