Ellenberger: ‘Hendricks Not The Champ GSP Was, He’ll Be Out By Next Year’

April 14, 2014 10:51 am by bjpenn.com staff 5 Comments

Newly minted UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks doesn’t even have his first title defense booked, and already, the potential challengers to his throne are questioning his reign.

In a recent interview with ESPN, Jake Ellenberger, a top 10 welterweight, explained why Hendricks just doesn’t match up with the caliber champion GSP was.

“To beat GSP, everything would have to be pinpoint and precise. With Johny, if you can threaten him with your power and dictate the pace, he’s definitely beatable. I don’t see Johny being the champion a year from now. There are so many good guys. There are big opportunities for anyone in the top 10. I’m not putting a lot of thought into it because I’m focused on this fight, but it’s an exciting time.”

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