"The way I feel right now, if it wasn't for my fans, I could almost feel like, done. That's how sickened I feel to my stomach that somebody stepped in there because he talked a little more trash than I did and stole it from me. I'm not disappointed in the UFC, because they want to keep their champion happy. I get that. It's GSP who I'm mad at, because there's no reason anybody should bypass me. For him to sit there and say, 'We have this or this,' who cares? You're the champion. I get to say I want to fight you, and it's supposed to happen because I'm the No. 1 contender. He's saying he likes the integrity of the sport, and here he is doing something that's totally the opposite of what he talks about. I'm still training like I'm going to fight GSP, because, let's be honest, [Diaz] didn't show up to the press conferences last time, and he's coming off suspension. So there's still a lot of play, and he doesn't come back until February. So I still have from now until February to get my name in front of his. -Johny Hendricks via MMAJunkie
Top ranked UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks expresses his disappointment with Georges St. Pierre and vows to continue pursuing a championship fight against St. Pierre despite St. Pierre's stated preference to fight Nick Diaz first.
Hendricks is coming off of a huge knockout victory over Martin Kampmann at UFC 154 and was thought to be the number one contender for the title before St. Pierre asked the UFC to make a fight with the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Diaz, who he stated he has "unfinished business" with.
Yesterday, UFC president Dana White revealed that the organization would honor St. Pierre's wishes and try to make the fight with Diaz next.
Diaz, who is at the tail end of a 12-month suspension for marijuana consumption, was previously scheduled to face St. Pierre for the title at UFC 137 and UFC 143, however neither fight came to fruition for various reasons.
Upon learning that the UFC was planning to give Diaz the next welterweight title shot, Hendricks took to twitter and begged White not to pass on him, but White has stated publicly that Hendricks is in no position to demand anything.