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Dana White Admits That Johny Hendricks 'Deserves' and 'Will Get' Title Shot

Oct 5, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; UFC President Dana White talks with the media after the bouts at the UFC on FX 5 at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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John HeinisSenior Analyst IDecember 8, 2012

In wake of the news that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will likely fight Nick Diaz next, UFC president Dana White admits that Johny Hendricks has gotten the short end of the stick. 

White took notice of a Twitter interaction between "Big Rigg" and Mike Thiessen, assuring the welterweight contender he will get a shot at UFC gold eventually: 

@johnyhendricks @danawhite @georgesstpierre Johnny u should be saying. "George!! Come on!! Don't be scared homie!!!" That earns title shots!

— Mike Thiessen (@MikeThiessenUFC) December 6, 2012

 

White responded:

@johnyhendricks I agree that u deserve it and u will get ur shot

— Dana White (@danawhite) December 7, 2012

 

The announcement that Diaz had jumped the line for a title shot has irked many fans, being that the Cesar Gracie black belt lost his last outing at UFC 143 in February against Carlos Condit

On the other hand, Hendricks has won five in a row, including knockouts over perennial contenders Jon Fitch and more recently Martin Kampmann, at UFC 154. 

Shortly after UFC 154, in which "Rush" also successfully defended his belt against Condit after an 18-month layoff due to an ACL tear, Hendricks stated that he has no intentions of fighting again unless it's for the title

Is GSP vs. Diaz the right fight to make given the number of pay-per-views it will sell, or is it unfair to allow someone with Hendricks' resume to get passed over?

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