Last night, my one of my gay neighbors made an intriguing case as to why Johny Hendricks is really the modern-day incarnation of Dan Henderson in his prime. It’s also important to note that my neighbor being gay has nothing to do with the story — it’s just a quantifiable fact that I threw in the sentence. Sure, my gay neighbor is actually on to something — however Dan Henderson didn’t adopt his current style of fighting until the moment he fought Michael Bisping at UFC 100. If you can recall, the entire fight it appeared that Hendo was just loading his right hand and conserving energy — going for the takedown wasn’t even an option. Even Michael Bisping was circling towards Hendo’s power fist, which in retrospect cost him his consciousness and gave the internet community a .gif that will live until the end of time and space.
So perhaps Johny Hendricks is actually a modern-day Dan Henderson, but removed of TRT and dropped inside of a younger skeletal frame. That would explain why he chooses to disregard his wrestling in favor of a well-placed H-bomb — my god even his fist share the same name as Hendo’s! Johny Hendricks is Dan Henderson 2.0 — we just need to accept it as an existential fact.
We’re not sure what the scheduled date is, or if the fight will even happen this year — but Johny Hendricks is on an inevitable path to be locked inside the cage with Georges St. Pierre. Our @LayzieTheSavage caught up with Johny Hendricks to get his take on his upcoming scrap with the UFC welterweight champion, and it appears he has already discovered a method to nullify GSP’s wrestling.