MMA Johny Hendricks On Becoming UFC Champion: “It Feels So Surreal”

Johny Hendricks On Becoming UFC Champion: “It Feels So Surreal”

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Johny Hendricks thanked God, his family, his fans and the UFC after becoming champion at UFC 171.

“It feels so surreal right now,” he said, during the FOX Sports 2 post-fight show. “It feels like it’s not true.

“When it sinks in, I’m sure I’ll feel better.”

“When it was cut, I think the middle of the third, it was blurry and I couldn’t see much out of it,” he said. “But you’ve got to adapt. If I wanted to win, I knew I had to do something to make it where it wouldn’t happen as much. I knew he was going to hit me and it was going to hurt, but I knew I could get some punches in return and that’s what I did.”

“The UFC picks my opponents,” he said. “That’s who I’m going to fight. I want to beat No. 2 and if they’re hurt, I’ll face No. 3.”

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