Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck Results: What We Learned About Hendricks

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Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck Results: What We Learned About Hendricks
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The landscape of the UFC welterweight division has been forever changed by Johny Hendricks.

For years, the upper echelon welterweight lineup has consisted of Georges St-Pierre, Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck.

It took Hendricks only six months to change it.

After shocking the world with his first-round knockout over Fitch in December, Hendricks proved he was more than just a one-hit wonder in his split-decision victory over Koscheck at UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

While it may not have been the most exciting bout, a win is a win, and after knocking off two of the top contenders in the division, Hendricks proved that he deserves a shot at UFC gold.

"Would you wait for the opportunity to make millions or would you take another fight?" Hendricks said to Ariel Helwani of, when asked if he would wait around for a potential shot at the winner of St-Pierre and Carlos Condit.

Hendricks certainly makes a valid point, but with St-Pierre and Condit rumored for UFC 154 in November, he could be sitting cold on the sidelines for a long time.

The fact that he's even in the conversation for a title shot is a major achievement for Hendricks, who has been underrated for far too long in the sport.

In his win over Koscheck, here are five things we learned about Hendricks.

Looking for some more MMA news, and perhaps a couple of laughs? Follow me on Twitter @JordyMcElroy.

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