Hendricks Knew He Only Had Five-Minutes To Win The Title

“I looked at [my corner] and I said, it’s two to two. I’ve gotta win this round. I’m not dumb. I’m not going to be one of those naïve fighters who goes ‘four to zero’. I’m true to myself. I knew I had to go out there and win that fifth round. My coaches, they told me what I needed to hear, put it that way. And I took it to heart. Leave everything out there. Five minutes can change the world.”

“I damn near died again (waiting for the decision). I was sitting there like, man, not another GSP.

“Take nothing away from Robbie, he fought hard too. We were out there and I was looking like, man, please call my name. Please call my name. They did, and it hasn’t really sunk in yet, if that makes sense. I know this thing (the UFC belt) is sitting in front of me, but that’s the way it’s always been for me. It’ll take me a couple weeks before I look back and say, oh my God, I’m the UFC champ. I’ll take it to heart and hopefully continue.”

Following his UFC title earning win over Robbie Lawler, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, took to the post-fight press conference to discuss his career defining victory.

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