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UFC Primetime GSP vs. Hendricks episode 1 recap

UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks after a workout at

UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks after a workout at Velociti Fitness in Pantego, Texas, as he trains for his title shot against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 in November. (Oct. 28, 2013) (Credit: Getty)

Thoughts as they progressed through my brain while watching the first episode of "UFC Primetime: Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks" leading into UFC 167.

— If you recall all past media opportunities, every fight is the greatest challenge Georges St-Pierre has faced in his career.

— Remnants of a shiner on St-Pierre’s right eye.

— GSP thinks about Johny Hendricks when he’s going to the bathroom?

— Sometimes, GSP reminds of me Cougar in "Top Gun." Think about it for a minute.

— Playoff beards are a bit cliche, but GSP's little fight beard has a nice gangsta lean to it. It can’t compare to the girth of Hendricks' facial hair, of course.

— Whoa, was that a photo of Johny Hendricks sans beard? Yes, yes it was.

— Ah yes, time for inside-the-car driving shots. Can’t have an MMA documentary without those. Why? No idea.

— These Little Johny Hendricks photos are awesome.

— Trainer Firas Zahabi's explanation of GSP's approach to mentally preparing for a fight is perfect.

— What are the odds that a few years from now, stories will circulate that GSP is considering an Olympic gymnastics attempt with Team Canada?

— Anyone want to talk about that slash with the hockey stick that kid put on GSP?

— Ooooh, the house GSP grew up in. Nice!

— Is Hendricks' T-shirt in this Jeff Gordon segment two sizes too small or is he that jacked?

— GSP: "You need to be insane to be champion."

Tags: ufc primetime , ufc 167 , georges st-pierre , johny hendricks , ufc

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