Hendricks hoping to get GSP next time

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 18 2012 08:56 PM | Updated as of Dec 19 2012 04:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Heavy-handed fighter Johny Hendricks remains hopeful that he will get a title shot against reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

But first, he needs to beat Jake Elleberger on March 16 in Canada as St-Pierre chose to defend his title against Nick Diaz.

"[I] just have to win and GSP has nowhere to hide from me,” Hendricks said in MMA Fighting

Hendricks, who knocked out Martin Kampmann in 46 seconds last November, has a record of 14-1 with eight knockouts.

Hendricks claimed that St-Pierre is scared, which is why he decided to take on Diaz instead.

"He wants me to keep fighting because maybe I'll lose and then he won't have to retire [before fighting me]," he said.