Since Hendricks was viewed to be the front runner for a title shot at a couple of different junctures in 2015, the wrestler has been fielding a lot of questions about the subject.
After Hendricks decisioned Matt Brown in March, the UFC elected to have Rory MacDonald fight the reigning champ, Robbie Lawler. Then, after the latter scored a stoppage win in that fight, the promotion tapped Carlos Condit for the next title shot.
Well, as Hendricks’ bout with Tyron Woodley this Saturday nears, here is what “Bigg Rigg” had to say while discussing Condit’s January 2nd bout with Lawler (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“You know what, it’s out of my control, okay?” Hendricks said. “It’s not the first time its happened, it’s the second time, sadly. It is what it is.”
“Why does Condit get a title shot?” Hendricks argued. “We both beat him. Instead, we’re not both getting a title shot. You know what I mean? We both beat him.”
Hendricks is referring to the fact that both he and Woodley have defeated “The Natural Born Killer”. Hendricks decisioned Condit in March, 2013, and Woodley earned a TKO victory over Condit last March, when he went down with a knee injury.
More recently, however, Condit returned to action in May, and stopped Thiago Alves. Hendricks conceded that people like to see knockouts, and added if he KO’s Woodley and doesn’t get a title shot, he’ll be “pissed”.