Following a big win over Carlos Condit at the weekend Johny Hendricks feared that a potentially broken hand suffered during the fight could put a title fight with Georges St.Pierre in jeopardy, but a few days later it seems as if the damage wasn’t as bad as he had first feared.
According to Ariel Helwani on yesterday’s ‘UFC Tonight’ show on Fuel TV, Hendricks has now discovered that he didn’t break his left hand. Instead it’s believed that he dislocated a couple of his fingers early in the fight, but they later popped back into place which left him in pain, but not badly hurt.
As a result Hendricks shouldn’t be out injured for long and he’s now calling for a shot at GSP’s title in August.
It still remains to be seen whether that’s the fight the UFC will put on though, despite the fact that he’s been confirmed as the division’s No.1 contender after an impressive six fight unbeaten run in the UFC.
Really it all hinges on St.Pierre who is set go on a much needed vacation and will then decide his next move from there. A fight with Hendricks is the most likely option, but if he decided that now was the time to accept a ‘superfight’ with middleweight champion Anderson Silva then that would almost certainly come first.