"Not that Ellenberger is a tougher opponent, but he is a little more dangerous. Against him, you do not know which will be the last punch. Against GSP, you know where he will want to take it. You know he will not want to trade blows with you. He will want to drop a jab, give some low kicks, or he will take you to the edge, to that black line, and you know that a "double leg" is coming. Ellenberger will try to knock you out before taking you to the floor." -Johny Hendricks via Sherdog
Top ranked UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks expounds on recent comments he made stating his belief that upcoming UFC 158 opponent Jake Ellenberger is a more dangerous opponent than welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
It's a statement that many took as Hendricks saying Ellenbger is a tougher opponent, and essentially better than the champion -- but not necessarily says Hendricks.
Though he still believes Ellenberger is more dangerous due to his ability to end fights with a single punch at any moment, that doesn't mean he believes that Ellenburger is necessarily the tougher opponent.
Hendricks explains that St. Pierre won't end the fight with a single blow, but he constantly keeps you on your toes due to his variety of attacks, while Ellenberger he just go in for two things -- the knockout and ground-and-pound.
UFC 158 is scheduled for March 16 inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.