The disappointment of Johny Hendricks’ November loss to Georges St-Pierre vanished in the space of two words Saturday night at the American Airlines Center:
And when Bruce Buffer said those words, declaring Hendricks the new UFC welterweight champion via three scores of 48-47 after a five round classic with Robbie Lawler, the 170-pound division had its new king, someone who many believed should have had that crown last year after his controversial split decision defeat to the longtime champion from Canada, who vacated his belt to take a hiatus from the sport last December . . . . click here for more at UFC.com
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