Johny Hendricks News

Nov 6, 2017 6:45 am

Johny Hendricks breaks silence after latest loss, says it’s “back to the grind”

There was a time, not all that long ago, when Johny Hendricks was considered the best welterweight on earth. Unfortunately, the former welterweight king has since experienced an abrupt and violent decline. In the face of a string of losses and a difficult cut to the welterweight division’s 170-pound limit, Hendricks opted to move north...

Nov 4, 2017 7:31 pm

UFC 217 Results: Paulo Borrachinha stops Johny Hendricks in round 3 (VIDEO)

A middleweight scrap between Paulo Borrachinha and Johny Hendricks kicked off the pay-per-view portion of tonight’s UFC 217 card in New York. Round one begins and Borrachinha lands a hard low kick to start. He lands another hard kick this time to the body of Hendricks. Johny circles and avoids a head kick. He charges...

Nov 3, 2017 7:38 am

VIDEO| Johny Hendricks Gives Speech on Why He’ll Miss Weight Then Makes It Anyway

Cutting weight has become a huge problem in MMA, a problem that a lot of people have yet to be able to find a solution for. Luckily, there were no edge-of-your-seat suspenseful situations for the UFC 217 weigh-ins. The closest we got was Johny Hendrick’s pre-scale speech about why he’s probably going to miss weight....

Oct 11, 2017 4:13 pm

Johny Hendricks Opens Up About His Switch to Jackson Winkeljohn’s Camp

Johny Hendricks hasn’t had the best luck lately. He’s only been able to win four of his last 10 fights. Although considering that three of them were Georges St-Pierre, Robbie Lawler and Stephen Thompson, it’s understandable. A bad run coupled with difficulty cutting weight led Hendricks to jump up to middleweight, where he’s one-and-one. Johny...

Oct 2, 2017 7:10 am

Former champ Johny Hendricks announces move to Jackson-Wink MMA

It wasn’t all that long ago that Johny Hendricks stood out as the best welterweight alive. After coming up short in a hotly-debated split decision opposite Georges St-Pierre, he captured welterweight gold in a thrilling fight with Robbie Lawler, cementing himself as the true king of the welterweight division. Unfortunately, Hendricks then endured a quick...

Jun 29, 2017 7:20 am

Johny Hendricks explains why he missed weight for middleweight bout with Tim Boetsch

After multiple failed cuts to the welterweight division’s 170-pound limit, former champion Johny Hendricks was sent packing to the 185-pound middleweight division. In his first fight in this new division, he followed an easy weight cut with a competitive but impressive decision win over former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. Things seemed to be looking up....

Jun 24, 2017 9:42 am

Johny Hendricks misses weight for 2nd middleweight fight

Saturday morning, the fighters of tomorrow’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Oklahoma City’ hit the scales ahead of their scheduled bouts. Unfortunately for former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, he once again missed weight for the event, coming in at 188 pound, two pounds over the middleweight limit for non-title fights. This of course marks the third...

Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am

Johny Hendricks wants to retire Georges St-Pierre “again”

Back in 2013, UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon against Johny Hendricks for a highly anticipated showdown that served as his ninth title defense. The fight was an extremely close one, which saw the judges award St-Pierre with a split decision win, marking his ninth successful title defense. The decision was undoubtably...

Mar 25, 2017 4:03 pm

Johny Hendricks doesn’t plan to return to welterweight

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks once reigned as the UFC welterweight champion. With that being said, Bigg Rig is coming off a successful UFC middleweight debut which saw him pick up a decision win over Hector Lombard earlier this year. Despite Hendricks success at 170, the former welterweight champion was forced to move up...

Mar 9, 2017 7:41 am

Georges St-Pierre shoots down potential Johny Hendricks rematch

The last time former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre was in the Octagon, ‘Rush’ was defending his welterweight title for the 9th time as he faced streaking contender Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre ultimately won the fight via split decision, retaining the belt and moving one step closer to the record of 10 title defenses set by...

Feb 28, 2017 8:53 am

Johny Hendricks weighs-in on Georges St-Pierre return

Back in 2013, Johny Hendricks stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated fight with UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. The pair scrapped in the main event of UFC 167, where St-Pierre picked up a controversial split decision to retain the welterweight championship. Following the fight, St-Pierre vacated the title and stepped away from the...

Feb 27, 2017 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks addresses possible reach, strength disadvantages at middleweight

In the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Johny Hendricks rebounded from a string of losses and failed cuts to welterweight by moving to middleweight and defeating Hector Lombard by decision. Now a little over a week removed from this successful middleweight debut, Hendricks joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA...

Feb 20, 2017 5:57 am

Pros react to Johny Hendricks’ decision defeat of Hector Lombard

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks sought to rebound from a tough three-fight losing streak with a fresh start in the middleweight division. His opportunity to do so came against former Olympian and Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Though Hendricks...

Jan 26, 2017 9:53 am

Johny Hendricks seriously considering retirement if move to 185 is unsuccessful

Ahead of Johny Hendricks UFC 207 scrap with Neil Magny at the end of 2016, the former welterweight champion revealed that he could very well be on his way to retirement depending on how the fight played out. Unfortunately for Hendricks, not only did he miss weight by three and a half pounds, he then...

Jan 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Johny Hendricks targeted for middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night: Halifax

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be going up in weight to fight in the middleweight division for his next bout. According to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, the UFC is working on Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, which is scheduled to take place on February...

Dec 30, 2016 6:04 am

Johny Hendricks blasts MMA media, explains recent retirement talk

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is currently in the midst of a rough stretch. First, he lost his belt in a competitive fight with Robbie Lawler. Though he was able to rebound with a nice win over Matt Brown in his next fight, his next fight thereafter saw him succumb to a first round...

Dec 29, 2016 11:01 am

VIDEO | Two fighters including Johny Hendricks miss weight at UFC 207

Johny Hendricks at 173.5. Misses weight for UFC207 pic.twitter.com/E2dvf016v7 — Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 29, 2016 Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks failed to make weight once again at UFC 207 for his scheduled bout against Neil Magny. Hendricks took to the official early UFC weigh-ins on Thursday and weighed in at 173.5 pounds and...

Nov 1, 2016 11:19 am

Johny Hendricks clarifies potential retirement comments

Last month, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks made headlines when he revealed that his upcoming UFC 207 fight with Neil Magny could very well be his last fight in the Octagon before retiring from MMA. While Hendricks at one point was considered as one of the best welterweights on the planet, even beating welterweight...

Oct 28, 2016 11:31 am

For Johny Hendricks, retirement potentially right around the corner

Several years ago, NCAA Division I All-American Johny Hendricks was considered to be one of the best fighters on the planet. After dropping a controversial split decision to Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 167 back in 2013, Hendricks went on to win the vacant welterweight championship by defeating Robbie Lawler at UFC...

Oct 23, 2016 3:01 pm

Johny Hendricks says he will retire if he suffers defeat at UFC 207 this December

UFC 207 could be the last time that fight fans get to see former UFC welterweight champion Jonhy Hendricks in action. “Bigg Rigg” recently spoke with ESPN’s Five Rounds where he announced that if he loses to Neil Magny at December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas he will be hanging up his gloves and...

Oct 19, 2016 6:05 am

UFC 207 Continues to Grow With Two Awesome Welterweight Bouts

UFC 207, which is scheduled for December 30 in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada, is starting to look like an excellent card. On Tuesday, it was announced that Matt Brown will take on the talented Tarec Saffiedine at the event in an awesome welterweight showdown. Now, UFC 207 has grown by two more welterweight showdowns, and...

Jun 28, 2016 7:54 pm

Johny Hendricks recalls sparring session with Kelvin Gastelum

In less than two weeks, at UFC 200, former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will square off against Kelvin Gastelum in a pivotal welterweight matchup. Hendricks is coming off the first KO/TKO loss of his career at the hands of #1 contender Stephen Thompson, who finished Hendricks with a beautiful display of kicks. Gastelum on the...

Mar 29, 2016 12:50 pm

Report: Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted for UFC 200

According to a report from MMAFighting, a key welterweight fight is being targeted for July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. The report states that the UFC is aiming to have former UFC welterweight champ Johny Hendricks (17-4 MMA) take on rising contender Kelvin Gastelum (11-2 MMA) at the July 9 pay-per-view event. Hendricks...

Feb 20, 2016 8:48 am

VIDEO | Hilarious Johny Hendricks parody of “I can’t feel my face”

[fbvideo link=LINK_TO_FB_VIDEO] Former UFC welterweight champ Johny Hendricks parodys The Weekend's 'I Can't Feel My Face' for the Eighth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards (written by MMA Roasted, performed by Jered Jones of Offset Season, courtesy of Fighters Only) Posted by Fightbook MMA on Friday, February 12, 2016 Back at the 2016 World MMA...