The former Oklahoma State wrestler turned UFC world champion may hang up the boots if his next fight does not go his way.
Johny Hendricks (17-5), may end up having to ride off into the sunset if he loses to Neil Magny at UFC 207, which will be his third consecutive loss in a row.
Hendricks has never lost three in a row in his professional MMA career, although he fully accepts his previous two losses which came to Stephen Thompson and Kelvin Gastelum.
“The last two I have lost, fair and square, I know I have,” Hendricks said. “Realistically, if I go out there – and hey, crazier things have happened – I go out there and lose, that’s when it’s time to say ‘I’m done.’ I’m not going to keep fighting to hopefully find a person I can beat.”
Hendricks’ most recent win came by way of decision against Matt Brown at UFC 185 in Dallas, TX last year in 2015. Hendricks’ most pivotal moment of his career came when he won the vacated 170 lb. title against Robbie Lawler in 2014’s ‘Fight of the Year’.
Hendricks is scheduled to meet Neil Magny at UFC 207 on December 30, live from Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. The event is the final PPV and event of 2016 for the UFC, with the return of Ronda Rousey as she meets Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantamweight championship.