Hello Bloody Elbow world and good morning to you all. Yesterday I was just chilling after class and I notice that in the next class is a beard I recognized. I immediately burst out a "holy shit that's Johnny Hendricks". I waited an extra 45 minutes until his class was done and approached him afterwards. Wow he is an incredibly nice guy and really friendly and talkative to. I spoke to him for around 15 minutes about his various fights. He explained the eye poke Koscheck caught him with, why he was taken down in the third round, and why he didn't try harder to KO him. We also spoke about the mini Welterweight tournament which he said is not a sure thing at all and he hasn't signed any bout agreements yet. When speaking about the Jon Fitch fight, he got pretty fiery remembering how no one gave him even a punchers chance in the media and said it made him really angry at the time (which was slightly frightening as I had just admitted I picked Fitch to win). He told me his gameplan was to hit him as hard as he could one time really early and if he could take that one shot, he knew it was going the distance. Needless to say it did not go the distance. When I asked him who he would prefer to fight, he answered "I don't care, I want that belt". It's tangible how badly he wants to be the champion and hold that belt as his own. Oh before I forget we also spoke about what he thought of the Kampmann Ellenberger fight ( to lazy to go into detail now, ask in the commments and I'll answer) and how his training camp if he fought GSP would be at Oklahoma St. and consist of almost all wrestling the entire camp. He also believes GSP will come back full strength and he believes yes and that it's all mental whether he will be 100% or not. Marc Laimon was also with him which was really cool and he told me his "beef" with Matt Serra was typical Spike editing bullshit. I shall leave you all with this picture as candy for your eyes.
Have a great day everyone.