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Johny Hendricks happy to share gameplan for Georges St-Pierre

Johny Hendricks happy to share gameplan for Georges St-Pierre

Fighters are typically secretive when it comes to how an adversary is being approached. However, UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks has no problem letting champion Georges St-Pierre what he can expect when the two eventually lock horns later this year.

“I’ll tell you my gameplan. I’m gonna hit you with my left. If that doesn’t work I’m going to try to take you down. If that doesn’t work, I’m going to find a way to win Georges,” promised Hendricks in an interview with MMA Fight Corner. “One thing that he cannot prepare for is my heart, my speed, and my determination to win.”

“He says to everybody, ‘You’ve not faced anybody like me’. Well guess what? He’s never faced a 208-pound welterweight that has power and is a true wrestler,” added Hendricks, admitting he doesn’t have St-Pierre’s technical skill but is vastly superior when it comes to separating opponents from consciousness. “They said I’m not a very good striker. Probably not. But for one I don’t mind getting hit. And two, can you hit me as hard as I can hit you?”

The 15-1 Hendricks has eight knockouts notched on his record including those over Amir Sadollah, Martin Kampmann, and Jon Fitch. Though St-Pierre has the same number of strike-based stoppages in his career he has ten more tilts and hasn’t finished an opponent in any of his last six scraps.

No card has been attached to St-Pierre’s defense against Hendricks though UFC President Dana White recently confirmed it would be booked at some point soon.

  • MCM says:

    “….Well guess what? He’s never faced a 208-pound welterweight that has power and is a true wrestler,” added Hendricks…

    Um, Josh Koschek?

    I like Hendricks, I really do, but he’s faced three top wrestlers in his career, Kos, Pierce and Story (I don’t count the Fitch fight cause it was only 12 seconds). Of those three he lost to Story and went to splits with both Kos and Pierce. If Johny doesn’t land that one KO punch, he’ll try to go to his wrestling, which might be great, but just isn’t as effective as GSP’s.

    I say it all the time, but there really aren’t any challenges for GSP left at 170.

  • Screenplaya says:

    Johnny has a puncher’s chance, and that is all. He hits like a mule kicks, so he has one heckuva puncher’s chance, but that is all. I am not sure what GSP’s approach will be, but it will likely entail grappling, making Johnny’s big muscles get heavy, and then taking him down and dominating him.

    I doubt Johnny has the lungs or skills to wrassle with GSP, despite his wrestling pedigree.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    MCM that’s been my response every time he mentions how GSP apparently hasn’t fought someone like him, GSP fought Koscheck..twice. I have a feeling Hendricks is blustering to cover nerves, this will be the biggest fight he’s been in, and if we can believe him (not saying he’s a liar, just fighters are smart not to give out their whole plans) then all he’s been focusing on this break is strength building.


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