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Georges St-Pierre: “We’re going to solve our differences in the Octagon.”

Georges St-Pierre: “We’re going to solve our differences in the Octagon.”

Plenty of people have labeled UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks as being perfectly suited to put an end to the reign of current divisional king Georges St-Pierre. Hendricks is an accomplished amateur wrestler and appears to pack cement in his gloves based on his heavy-handed ways. However, hearing the hype surrounding Hendricks hasn’t fazed St-Pierre. In fact, he’s grown so used to similar buzz during his run as champion he’s tuned most of it out.

“I’ve had a lot of big fight in my career. Every fight I had something special that came up during the leading up to the fight. ‘He’s the most disrespectful guy. He’s the perfect match-up to beat you.’ It’s always something special,” said St-Pierre in an interview with MMAWeekly. “And for (the Hendricks) fight, maybe that’s the special thing that is coming up is that style match-up. Maybe people think he’s the perfect style match-up to beat me.”

“I don’t think so. I think I’m going to win the fight and I’m going to beat him. There’s only one way to find out,” he continued. “I’m very confident with my skill and I know he’s very confident with his. We’re going to solve our differences in the Octagon.”

Hendricks is 15-1 with eight knockouts under his belt and relatively recent wins over Jon Fitch, Martin Kampmann, and Carlos Condit. Meanwhile, “Rush” holds an overall record of 24-2 and has basically beaten the “who’s who” of welterweights minus a few names including Hendricks’. They are set to square off on November 16 in Las Vegas at UFC 167.


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