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Johnny Hendricks is set to go head to head against Robbie Lawler in March for a crack at the vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight Championship, but according to the man himself, he would love to retire from the sport as a Middleweight fighter.
Speaking in a recent interview, the burly Welterweight mentioned that it is his ultimate goal and once he is done with his own division, he would love to move up a weight class to the 185 lbs division and retire there.
But questions are already being raised about the timing of the announcement, especially since the biggest match of his career is on the horizon, taking place next month and although the move is not imminent, it is odd that he would announce his desire at such a time. Moreover, he has long pined to hold the UFC Welterweight Championship for a long time and he will get that chance to do that against Robbie Lawler after long serving champion Georges St. Pierre vacated the title last year.
Moreover, he has a lot on his plate right now. Although he is the favorite to win the title against Lawler, he cannot wave away the fact that the 31 year old is in the midst of the greatest run in his professional career, winning his last three fights, including one against the up and coming Rory MacDonald.
There are other questions being raised as well regarding his move to Middleweight. At 5’ 9”, Hendricks is not too tall for a Welterweight fighter and his move to Middleweight would be quite surprising, considering even taller fighters such as Chael Sonnen couldn’t achieve much in the division with his height.
However, Hendricks is now focusing on the fight on his hand right now with Lawler on the horizon.