"Of course he had the big win on Saturday night, and after the win over Carlos Condit, he told us that he was afraid he may have broken his dangerous left hand. Well, that does not appear to be the case. I spoke to him today and he said he thinks what happened was he dislocated a couple of fingers early in the fight and then as the fight went on --of course it went the full 15-minutes-- it popped back into place. That's why he was feeling so much pain after the fight but right now he doesn't think he broke his hand and he's going to have an x-ray just to make sure everything's okay, but he's pretty confident there was no break. He's hoping that he'll get the title shot against GSP in August. He says he'll take it anywhere, anyplace, anytime. He's really still on cloud nine after getting the shot, he's in such a good mood right now." - Ariel Helwani via UFC Tonight
Veteran MMA reporter Ariel Helwani recounts a recent conversation he had with Johny Hendricks in which Hendricks detailed what he believed happened to his hand last Saturday night in his close decision win over Carlos Condit.
The victory catapulted Hendricks to the very top of the welterweight contender list, and all but guaranteed him a shot at longtime welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
However, it seemed to come with a steep price as the former Division I national champion wrestler appeared to break his vaunted left hand during an exchange with Condit early in the fight.
Now it appears that some fingers on the hand were just dislocated, not broken, which would be a huge break for the top welterweight contender.
Hendricks is expected to face St. Pierre sometime in the fall at an event that has yet to be determined.