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‘Bigg Rigg’ continues to be mistreated

Johny Hendricks has been on the bad side of two controversial split decisions and has been passed up for another title shot. The UFC seems to be against him being a champion for some reason.

Johny Hendricks has been on the bad side of two controversial split decisions and has been passed up for another title shot. The UFC seems to be against him being a champion for some reason.

There is no issue with Carlos Condit getting a shot at Robbie Lawler’s title at UFC 193 on November 15 in Melbourne, Australia. “The Natural Born Killer” returned in impressive fashion after an injury kept him out for over a year. He devastated Thiago Alves, destroying his nose so bad that the doctors had to stop the fight after the second round.

The former World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion and Interim UFC Welterweight Champion has paid his dues and has earned his second chance but should not be the guy fighting Lawler for the title.

Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks deserves a legitimate rematch for the title, completing a great championship rivalry with Lawler.

Hendricks beat Condit in 2013 to earn a shot at Georges St. Pierre at UFC 167. Hendricks was robbed of the decision. He dominated St. Pierre but it seemed as if the UFC refused to let their all-time great champion head to retirement off a loss.

The decision was so bad Dana White immediately put Hendricks in a fight for the vacated title against Lawler. Hendricks won the title with an impressive unanimous decision victory. Still, Lawler got another shot after beating Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown and Hendricks was robbed again with a bad split decision loss.

Hendricks not only should be the champion, he should have multiple title defenses. His dominant victory over Matt Brown at UFC 185 should have earned him another fight against Lawler but all it got him is what should be a title eliminator match against Tyron Woodley at UFC 192. If he wins that fight there can be no denying him another shot at the title but until then, Condit will get his chance.

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