The Nov. sixteen UFC welterweight title combat between champion
ended with a controversial split choice in St.Pierre’s favor. After a few weeks of debate, Hendricks’placing coach Steven Wright simply wants his fighter to get anothercrack on the title.
“When it went to the playing cards, we had been fairly assured as a result of wethought the rounds we won had been pretty clear, however now that it’sremoved, as you may imagine, after all of the Twitter and all themedia information and so on and no matter, I’m identical to, hey, simply give usanother date,” Wright informed the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “Just get us in thereagain and we’ll show it again. … A couple of days faraway from it, thereis no choice that’s going to be changed. The title’s not comingour way until we get one other shot, so we’re just hoping to getanother shot.”
After the bout St. Pierre stated he wanted to take a break from MMA.It’s not clear how long the champion can be off, however regardless,Wright wants there to be a title on the road the following timeHendricks fights.
“Whether it’s 12 months or whether or not [St. Pierre] by no means fights once more,so long as our subsequent struggle’s for the title, we’re pretty satisfiedthere,” Wright said. “Because of the state of affairs with Team Takedownand how [Hendricks has] labored issues out with … the fellows who ownTeam Takedown, because of the situation that they labored out withthe athletes, Johny’s not able the place he’s wanting atchecks and he’s worried. … I really suppose that due to hissituation with Workforce Takedown, if [the UFC] said, ‘Hey, we will’t getthis done until September of subsequent yr,’ we may wait as a result of wewant the title that unhealthy. Anything else is falling brief. We do notwant an interim title as a result of everyone is aware of that the interimtitle just means you’re not the true titleholder.”
Regardless of St. Pierre’s wish for an prolonged vacation, UFC PresidentDana White has said a rematch will occur. Hendricks’ camp isalready making ready in case it does.
“We’re already working at it, already looking at things we couldhave improved on from final struggle,” Wright said. “We’ve been filmjunkies. I’m sending [Hendricks’ grappling coach Marc Laimon] somestuff. Even final night time we were texting backwards and forwards and we werelooking at stuff and we had been like hey, if we get this opportunityagain, let’s do this this time, let’s do this. We’re hoping thatthe Johny he goes towards is the Johny that’s obtained five rounds underhis belt now. We’ll be even meaner within the subsequent GSP struggle.”
Listen to the full interview (beginning at 44:58).