Johny Hendricks: If GSP stayed retired ‘it wouldn’t bother me’

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

“Big Rigg” is interested in a rematch against Georges St-Pierre but is also content with building his legacy without a second fight against the former champ.

Johny Hendricks would love an opportunity to avenge his loss to Georges St-Pierre, but will hold no resentment if the former champion remains retired.

The UFC welterweight champion stopped by the UFC Tonight studio, where he discussed his recovery from bicep surgery, as well as his interest in rematching GSP in the future.

Hendricks stated that, while he would really like to avenge his loss to the former welterweight kingpin, he would not be bothered if St-Pierre remains retired, as he is looking to create his own legacy in the UFC.

"I don't (think about GSP). I'd love to have a rematch, don't get me wrong. But if he didn't come back, it wouldn't bother me none. I'm trying to make my own legacy, and if he is a part of it that'd be great, and if not, I don't care."

When asked whether he can play devil's advocate and accept the loss to GSP at UFC 167 as a close fight, Hendricks replied that that was not possible, as he is certain he won at least three of the five rounds in that contest.

"No, I still can't. I rewatch it, rewatch it, and rewatch it, and the best I can do is 3-2.  But everybody is human. Everybody makes mistakes. It was sort of on my side, because I got to fight in Dallas, and actually fought a very tough fight again.

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