Johny Hendricks found out who his next opponent will be this past Saturday when watching Robbie Lawler capture a decision victory over Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 12.
Today he joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his rematch with Robbie Lawler, and how fighting with two arms this time will make the fight more interesting. He also spoke about his desire to rematch GSP.
“My arm’s almost there. I’m lifting 100-pound weights. It’s almost 100 percent right now, and I still have a couple of weeks to work on it. I think in a couple of weeks when I go to the doctor, he’s going to be very happy.”
“I was torn between those two,” he said. “One, yeah, I can face Robbie Lawler healthy, [with] everything going right, get in there and see if it is as close a fight as it was the first time. Because I’m healthy, both arms are active, I can do a lot more.
“Then again, there’s a part of me that wanted to face somebody new, wanted to face Matt Brown. Because you get to face somebody new, you get try new skill sets and stuff like that, so it was like a 50/50 toss up on that one. But realistically, that’s why I’m not paid to think, I’m paid to fight.”