One day, wanting to create someone in his own likeness, Don Frye spit some tobacco juice into the soil of the ground before him, then plucked a single hair from his mustache and mixed the earthy ingredients together. After a growl and twitch of the upper lip, a smoke rose from the gnarly concoction of his creation. After a few minutes of Don Frye’s gaze incubating the forming goo, Johny Hendricks emerged from the mire fully-bearded and immediately ready to drill takedowns.
The legend doesn’t state where this took place, or how Johny made his way to Oklahoma, but what we do know is that in 2013, a man who looks to be the combination of Don Frye and Dan Henderson is systematically taking out every welterweight in the UFC.
He’s coming for GSP next.
Only once in his career has Johny Hendricks not followed up a decision win with a win via strikes. Scientifically speaking, that means GSP may be in for a long night when these two meet, but this may be getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s let Johny discuss his baller win over Carlos Condit last night. Here’s a few quotes from the presser:
“I think I might have fractured my knuckle, when I took him down in that last 10 seconds (of the 1st), I flared his legs, and they went right into the cage. My finger just went straight down the cage. It was just a freak accident.”
“I wasn’t hitting him that hard. I was scared that I might hurt myself throwing hard. Nobody has ever KOd Carlos Condit, and now I know why. That’s what I was expecting. I knew I had to go in there and prepare for a 15-minute war, and it was exactly what I thought it was going to be.”
“I believe I’ve got better wrestling than (GSP). I did it since I was 5. I also go back to Oklahoma State and train all the time. So yeah, I believe I’m a better wrestler. Also, I hit harder than him. That’s a proven fact, so I’m just excited for the opportunity. Hopefully I can finish him. That’s my goal.”
A black and white reminder of last night’s hairy violence: